Buying a new car is always exciting at first, but it can take a little while before you realise your ride is more lemon than luxury. Consumer Reports surveyed owners of recently-purchased cars to see which models caused the most buyer's remorse.
After reaching out to over 300,000 new car owners, Consumer Reports ended up with a list of seven cars you might want to reconsider before you drive them off the lot. In the video above, autos editor Mike Monticello goes over each one, in seven different categories. We've included the models that are readily available in Australia below:
- Small SUVs: Jeep Compass. Owners cited feeble acceleration and disappointing fuel mileage.
- Midsized SUVs: Nissan Pathfinder. Owners mentioned too many unscheduled dealer trips, uncomfortable seats, and low fuel mileage as common issues.
- Utes: Nissan Frontier. Owners complained about too much road noise and clumsy steering.
Remember, a good price doesn't mean a good deal. Always do plenty of research before you decide to put money down on a car.
Buyer's Remorse: 7 Cars Owners Regret [YouTube]