New car reviews can’t tell you everything. Even when models thrill a reviewer and come from a respected automaker, it takes some time on the road for a vehicle to show its true colors. A look at the Consumer Reports list of used cars to avoid features some models that made great impressions on journalists during their initial tests. (Tesla Model S jumps out at most people on this list.)
Car shoppers can’t really know what a new vehicle’s reliability is like until there are extensive surveys taken for that specific model year. Fortunately, Consumer Reports can help you here: The nonprofit testing agency includes owner satisfaction reports when giving a car its final score. Before you begin shopping, you can know what people considered the most disappointing cars on the market.
If you ignore bad reviews as well as low satisfaction scores … well, there is no one left to blame. Here are the 10 cars people regretted buying the most from model years 2014 through 2017.