H/T to Say Uncle
Consumer Reports puts out the list of the 10 worst built cars of 2012. Here they are with selected criticisms, and my replies:
CR:"...performing inadequately in accident-avoidance tests and for having the
worst fuel economy in its class (at 13/21 mpg city/highway)".
That Guy: So you criticize a truck for being a truck. They can't all be Toyota Camry's, CR.
Chevrolet Colorado/ GMC Canyon:
CR:"...finding fault with their acceleration, engine noise, ride quality, braking, body flex and fit and finish."
That Guy: Again with being critical on trucks being trucks. As for the fit and
finish, well, that is a GMC hallmark. If plastic stuff didn't break on it,
you'd think it was a Toyota.
Chevy Tahoe/ GMC Yukon:
CR: "...was less enamored of their handling and braking prowess... poor
accident-avoidance performance, low fuel economy (at 14/20 mpg), dismal
That Guy: CR, it's a TRUCK. It has the aerodynamics of a cinder block, and handles like a cow. That is what it does!
CR:"...deficiencies with regard to engine noise, acceleration, braking,
handling, transmission, fuel economy, driving position and rear
That Guy: OK, I had one of these as a rental, and the design team for that thing needs to be kicked in the balls. Daily.
Dodge Ram 2500 Diesel:
CR: "...they criticized the Ram 2500 diesel’s ride and handling qualities,
transmission performance, its noisy cabin and a too-high step-in height."
That Guy: Whiskey, Tango, Foxtrot... So it drives like a truck and is noisy. Well hold the presses! You just figured out that a 3/4 ton diesel is a... get this... DIESEL TRUCK!
CR: "...was called-out specifically for its
engine noise, acceleration, braking, cornering limits, driving position,
front-seat comfort and rearward visibility."
That Guy: Yeah, you got me there. If it was a 4x4, at least it would have an excuse.
CR: "...the Liberty received miserable marks for its ride, agility, braking, fit
and finish and for having an uncomfortable front seat and too-narrow
That Guy: Again, this is a 4x4. As for the cramped interior: yep- It's like humans were an afterthought in that thing.
Jeep Wrangler Unlimited:
CR: "...CR criticized the vehicle’s harsh ride and handling abilities, its
braking, wind noise, access, driving position and visibility, seat
comfort and its fit and finish. It was also cited for inferior accident
avoidance abilities and for being a poor overall value."
That Guy: Criticizing
a Jeep for it's poor on-road handling , wind noise, etc... is like
criticizing a Corvette for it's poor rock-crawling prowess, and all the
weird noises it makes as it scrapes across the rocks. As for being a
poor value, name any other car that can be sold for MSRP when 2-3 years
CR: "...took exception with its acceleration, transmission, ride, agility and noise"
That Guy: Seriously?
That car should be sold in blister packs at the toy store, and you are
critical of the wind noise? I hate the Smart Car. I think it is a
glorified golf cart, but you guys are just getting silly with
Toyota FJ Cruiser:
CR:"...suffers from among the worst driver visibility among all models. While
CR did have kind words for its powertrain and off-road prowess, that
apparently wasn’t enough to offset deficiencies in its ride, handling,
wind noise, access and its fit and finish."
That Guy: Visibility- Yep. But that's because it is designed to survive roll-overs.
seriously- CR, you can Eff right off. This is the last car that 'Yota
makes that has any balls left and has not been turned into a Camry or
Mini-Van. Ride quality and handling? It's a true 4x4 truck! Wind
Noise and Fit and finish? The interior is waterproof and designed to be
hosed out. Insulation and anything other than hard plastic is outside
of the design parameters.
CR, you are idiots.