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Old 12-18-2005, 03:47 PM
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Least reliable: Infiniti QX<br>Least safe: Ford Ranger<br>Least safe: Mazda B-Series<br>Least safe: Mitsubishi Lancer<br>Least safe: Nissan Sentra<br>Worst residual value: Chrysler Sebring<br>Worst residual value: Ford Freestar<br>Worst residual value: Jaguar X-Type<br>Worst residual value: Kia Optima<br>Worst residual value: Mercury Monterey<p><A HREF="http://www.forbes.com/2005/12/14/worst-cars-2005-cx_dl_1215feat_ls.html" TARGET="_blank">http://www.forbes.com/2005/12/....html</A><p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Our list of the worst cars is based on three criteria: the worst crash-test scores, the lowest projected reliability and the lowest projected residual values--that is to say, the list features the worst cars in each of those categories, not in a combined ranking. We thought about castigating cars for multiple recalls, but the 2006-model year is too young to do so (most recalled '06 models have been recalled only once so far). Furthermore, consumers often ignore such issues as recalls--unless they are for universally dangerous reasons, such as spontaneously exploding gas tanks--in favor of style, sex appeal and raw power.</TD></TR></TABLE>
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Old 12-18-2005, 04:57 PM
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>knicks125</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Least safe: Mitsubishi Lancer</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Not surprised to see the Lancer up there considering it's just a revamped 2000 model. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/moon_1_D.gif" BORDER="0">
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Old 12-18-2005, 04:58 PM
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Odd to see a lot more Asian brands on the list. Notice nothing from GM? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>And what's up with Kelly blue book and DCX? DCX attacked Kelly for under valueing the Magnum and 300/C. I heard Kelly lost on the issue and re-evaluated the conditions.
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Old 12-19-2005, 12:58 PM
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Not surprised by the Freestars rating. Friend just bought a second hand one instead of a Honda Ody for $10k less than the Honda. And they started out at similar price levels
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Old 12-19-2005, 02:07 PM
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Building cars in the US may be the worst decision Infiniti made (besides of course rebadging an already ugly vehicle)
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Old 12-19-2005, 03:40 PM
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those mississippi nissan trucks are such rubbish; but I didnt realize it was this bad
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Crap, five of those vehicles are either Ford or under the Ford cover! Freestlye will be replced soon, the Mercury will get a facelift soon, and the Courier (Asian) will get replaced soon, so Ford should repalce the Ranger with it. I don't know how much longer we have to wait for a new X-Type though...
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Old 12-21-2005, 01:35 PM
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Most of those cars are either getting redesigned or replaced very soon, so this is a moot point for the manufacturers. The only exception is the QX. For a company like infiniti to make the most unreliable car as other lux brands are successfully making reliable cars in NA is a shame.<br>MB survived, but mostly just because of the appeal of having the first Merc SUV during the SUV craze.<br>This car has nothing going for it; there's little brand cachet, horrible fuel prices, and it's badge-engineered.<br>I sincerely hope infinit comes to their sense with this one.
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This is kind of werid that the QX is most unreliable yet the Titan got a quality award listed somewhere on this site.
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