7 clunker cars to avoid

Dec 2, 2010 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: KTNV

Things have been looking up for troubled American automakers. In October General Motors saw sales across all four of its brands rise 22% year-over-year. Chrysler's sales were up 37% during the same period, and Ford Motor 's sales climbed more than 20%. But overall life is still giving Detroit lemons: All seven vehicles on our roundup of 2010's ...

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mark harmon

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Chrysler with 4, while GM had 3 on the list! But sales continue to climb! says nothing about research before you buy!
sam retired 136

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It's almost comical that the Jeep Wrangler made the list. Jeep has the most loyal customers of any American brand. There are Jeep clubs,Jeep meets,Jeep jamborees,rock climbing etc: A properly outfitted Jeep will do things off road that no foreign vehicle will do.I guess those knuckleheads at Forbes don't take any of that into consideration, let alone actually take one off road which is why most people buy a Wrangler in the first place!
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Consumer reports- The most biased group of idiots if there ever was on. Those tools would not be able to judge a lump of dirt,let alone a vehicle.
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you have to remember these people are being paid. just like toyota paying to not recall vehicles. those who have the money pay to publish shit about their competition. i'll put a wrangler against any foreign p.o.s. anyday of the week in off road capability. some of these "experts" aren't anything more than journalists. funny how it's always american products that get the black eye, yet where do these magazines come from? maybe we should stop buying their shit! remember it's still an opinion, and they're like a**holes, everyone has one. if i had my way i'd have all the foreign loving bastards shot. remember WWII.

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"But overall life is still giving Detroit lemons: All seven vehicles on our roundup of 2010's biggest clunkers come from GM and Chrysler." That says it all.

--From an American expat living in Europe

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Not to worry, Chrysler: Sergio Marchionne will soon replace your sorry lineup with Alfas and Fiats. While not exactly the cream of the crop themselves, they are better than your junk.

--From an American expat living in Europe
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what do you expect with all the lazy out of state workers that transfer in to the BAP. pretty soon we will be in the unemployment lines. look at what we have done, we made 4 cars on the worst cars list. what a honor.
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crazi wrote:
what do you expect with all the lazy out of state workers that transfer in to the BAP. pretty soon we will be in the unemployment lines. look at what we have done, we made 4 cars on the worst cars list. what a honor.
Looks like someones worried about their seniority.
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seems that toyota had the most recalls of 2010 with 10 MILLION, yet no toyotas on the list? it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out what's going on here. wake up america!
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Jan 10, 2011
 
Jeep - Our customer base does not want us to change it.

Sebring - We know it. It was changed in 2011.
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Jan 10, 2011
 
crazi wrote:
what do you expect with all the lazy out of state workers that transfer in to the BAP. pretty soon we will be in the unemployment lines. look at what we have done, we made 4 cars on the worst cars list. what a honor.
Most all recalls are due to poor engineering.
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sam retired 136 wrote:
It's almost comical that the Jeep Wrangler made the list. Jeep has the most loyal customers of any American brand. There are Jeep clubs,Jeep meets,Jeep jamborees,rock climbing etc: A properly outfitted Jeep will do things off road that no foreign vehicle will do.I guess those knuckleheads at Forbes don't take any of that into consideration, let alone actually take one off road which is why most people buy a Wrangler in the first place!
My mechanic surely does not recommend any Jeep.
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Reuther wrote:
<quoted text> Most all recalls are due to poor engineering.
Most all recalls are due to bad parts from suppliers
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This is from 12/2010 and page not available due to "constant updating". American automotive is coming back and some outsiders and their followers are going to lose and obviously not happy about that.
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Do a YOU TUBE or GOOGLE search of the following:
2006 Honda Civic cracked block
1998-2002 Honda Accord transmission problems
Toyota sludge
Nissan Altima head gasket problem
Nissan Sentras are a peice of junk...Wiper motors and power window failure common
Volkswagen Jetta won't start

If you get on YOU TUBE and add "won't start" to about any make or model, you will find tons of choices. GM has made its mistakes but so has every other company out there.

Guys, you need to SERVICE your cars. Get that filthy oil out of the system. Change fuel fiter. Run some Chevron Techron through them.

Don't scratch off. Be easy on your machine. Let is run awhile before starting it up. Change fluids. Make sure belts and hoses are replaced often. Especially the serpentine belt. Wash that salt from under your car. Use Castrol GTX high mileage oil.

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beau wrote:
Do a YOU TUBE or GOOGLE search of the following:
2006 Honda Civic cracked block
1998-2002 Honda Accord transmission problems
Toyota sludge
Nissan Altima head gasket problem
Nissan Sentras are a peice of junk...Wiper motors and power window failure common
Volkswagen Jetta won't start
If you get on YOU TUBE and add "won't start" to about any make or model, you will find tons of choices. GM has made its mistakes but so has every other company out there.
Guys, you need to SERVICE your cars. Get that filthy oil out of the system. Change fuel fiter. Run some Chevron Techron through them.
Don't scratch off. Be easy on your machine. Let is run awhile before starting it up. Change fluids. Make sure belts and hoses are replaced often. Especially the serpentine belt. Wash that salt from under your car. Use Castrol GTX high mileage oil.
I agree, it helps if a person maintains their vehicle. I've beat the crap out of my 07 Caliber, has 100,000 miles on it, and I haven't had to replace brakes, hoses, battery.....yet. Can't call it a piece of crap once something does go out on it. Been a good car!!:)
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Aug 20, 2011
 
Wouldn't hurt to replace serpentine belt, hoses etc. soon. Cooling systems are the number one reason for breakdowns.

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