I was just looking at consumer reports and I am ashamed to be an American. Someone enlighten me here, is it something genetic? Why can’t Americans make a decent car?
These cars have shown several years of much-worse-than-average overall reliability. AWD stands for all-wheel drive; 4WD, for four-wheel drive. Listed alphabetically.
Chrysler New Yorker, LHS
Chrysler Town & Country (AWD)
Dodge Caravan (4-cyl.)
Dodge Dakota (4WD)
Dodge Grand Caravan (AWD)
Jeep Grand Cherokee
Plymouth Grand Voyager
Plymouth/Chrysler Voyager (4-cyl.)
Pontiac Grand Am
Volkswagen New Beetle*
*The 4 non-american anomalies on the crappy-car list (I am sure we are somehow responsible for these too).
Admitting its past blunders in a newspaper and magazine campaign is an unorthodox attempt by GM to attract the roughly 40 percent of auto buyers it says won’t even consider GM products.