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Apr 4, 2012 10:23AM
Interesting, none of the Newer Fords (fusion, fiesta,) or Chevy(cruze,sonic) on the list. Of course the estimated maintenance on a 2012 vehicle is pulled from someone's a$$.  I have own many autos foreign and domestic all have some weaknesses, but foreign still cost more to repair here in Michigan.  Right now I have a '94 Cherokee 4.0- 5 spd with 393,000 miles no added oil between 5k changes and it is not just a grocery getter.  Never even had to replace the clutch. And a Prius? I don't know anyone who gets the mileage the ads claim.
Apr 3, 2012 3:49PM
I saw this article was written in collaboration with Consumer Reports, so I ignored it.
May 1, 2012 11:59AM
This is such a joke. MSN should lose their rights to do auto reviews. Between this list of foreign ****, and the article that put the Prowler in the "10 Worst," MSN has totally failed.
Apr 29, 2012 1:29PM
So tired of these car articles and all you see are foreign cars....once in awhile they get charitable and throw in a domestic.   Just bought a Chevy Cruze....great car and great price.   
Apr 22, 2012 3:23PM
My best bang for the buck was the $1,500 I paid for my 6 cylinder 5-speed GMC pickup. So far I've put 100,000 miles on it with little to no maintenance and it is still going with over 200,000 miles on the clock. 
Apr 4, 2012 4:17AM

To Jay, I should have done what you did. Not one American car.

Yeah, OK.

I just luv the comments on the Altima. I have an '03, one of the ones with the hand grenade 2.5 engines. It now burns two quarts for every 275 miles of use. It isn't worth fixing or replacing because of the age and mileage on it, but I have a 17 yr old S-10 Blazer with almost 200,000 on it and it runs like new.

Yeah, I'll buy a Japanese car again. Say what you want about GM & Ford, but everyone of their products has lasted a loooooooong time for me.

Apr 29, 2012 4:03PM

I recently purchased a vacuum cleaner based on consumer report's recommendations - It is a piece of junk that blows the dirt away before it gets to it. It now resides in the local landfill, and I'm using my 20 year old vacuum after replacing the belt for about $5.00. (I should have done that in the first place...) I would take these recommendations with more than a grain of salt. For me, many of these cars are not the least bit affordable. For example, why the Accord and not the Civic??? And why a $34,000 car??? And where are the Cruze, and all the rest of the low-end domestic cars...? This article is not about what I thought it was about... Confused





May 1, 2012 12:18PM

Seriously?  Try buying a replacement part for any one of these cars.  VWs especially.  Got a seat belt sensor go out? $350.  These cars are fine while under warranty (you better live in an urban area other wise plan on taking off a day of work to drive to a dealer for service appointments). 


Not one American-badged sedan here? 

Apr 22, 2012 3:21PM
Another stupid article. OF COURSE it's full of Jap crap...way to go MSN. *rolls eyes*
Apr 14, 2012 4:23AM

86 S-10 Blazer 365,000 4WD Run great.  2.8L V6 not a lot of power.  Still dosen't use any oil.  After 26.5 years I think got my moneys worth.

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