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    Do you agree with the Consumer Report?

    You’ve got to go out of your way to buy a bad vehicle these days.

    This is because automakers have improved their products so spectacularly in recent decades. Even so, they all can’t be winners; there are still a few clunkers lurking in the shadows, cars and trucks you’d best sidestep like a goose turd on a golf green.

    Our friends at Consumer Reports have compiled a list of 10 vehicles that should be avoided, no matter how attractive their styling or deeply they’ve been discounted. Each of these models is the lowest rated in its respective segment, from subcompact cars and electric vehicles to pickup trucks and luxury SUVs.

    It’s important to note these ratings are based on several important factors, including a vehicle’s overall road test score, its owner satisfaction rating, safety score and, of course, the thing Consumer Reports is most famous for, reliability estimates. With that boilerplate out of the way, make sure to watch the embedded video to learn about the 10 worst new vehicles available in 2017.


    Read more about the 10 Worst Cars of 2017: The Short List at AutoGuide.com.

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    This is very interesting ..... so we have the A3/A4 320/328 IS250 ILX XE etc and the CLA is the only one that gets picked on? None of them are a perfect automotive specimen though after test driving (the hell out of them by the way) the CLA does not seem to fit the bottom of the barrel classification ...

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    I guess it depends on what list they're making and what day it is . . . here is a 10 Best List . . .

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    Do you agree with the Consumer Report?

    Well the bashing was by CR and the touting was by AG ...
    It would be funny if the same head editor in chief approved both these odd review sets ... presuming he/she is hidden way up the chain that silently owns all the various market subgroups. 😜
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    Granted the CLA has had its fair share of mixed reviews. Consumer Reports is chronically allergic to the CLA and that's fine. For me it's a simple equation. If you hate it don't buy it. If you got tired of owning it, buy another. If you love it, keep it. Otherwise all of us here should be owning Camrys and Accords.
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    Amen Captain Picard
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    bull shit report, the CLA is one of the best ever produced/designed by Mercedes-Benz

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    All I can say I purchased two cars on their recommendation and they both sucked, mechanically as well as the quality of fit and finish. They should stick with lawnmower and ice tea recommendations. Less complicated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AsteroidS View Post
    bull shit report, the CLA is one of the best ever produced/designed by Mercedes-Benz
    Well ... at least in its category 😊
    It has been many months since March 2014 and have yet to get less than positive comments and looks
    Even from our friendly police 😜

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    I have seen so many different version of these 10 avoid cars and most of them have smart car instead of CLA which makes sense .anyway looks like nobody gives a damn about the CR cause I see tons of CLA's these days on the road.

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