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10 worst cars... Second place...yeah it's a hummer

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  1. Reactor

    Reactor Turbo Monkey

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    http://money.cnn.com/galleries/2008/autos/0802/gallery.2008_cr_worst_cars/2.html


    What we all knew anyway....
     
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  2. jimmydean

    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    After a test drive, I totally agree. One of the biggest personal automotive disappointments ever.

    Toyota FJ Cruiser
     
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  3. pinkshirtphotos

    pinkshirtphotos site moron

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    seems like they are hating on the jeeps .... or they just suck


    no volkswagens on the list thats pretty good


    www.fuh2.com
     
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    Great. And I just bought a Jeep Wrangler 4 door. Im liking mine though.

     
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  6. $tinkle

    $tinkle Expert on blowing

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    yeah, but you can swap out the latte holders for gun holders for when you go to the mall.

    you never know, dude.
     
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  7. HAB

    HAB Chelsea from Seattle

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    5 worst and 8 out of worst 11 are American. :rofl:
     
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  8. Riding

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    I wouldn't worry about it. The wrangler does what it's designed to do, get you home from whereever. I'm ordering my new one soon. ....and now I have some ammo for the d-bag salesmen.

    Dave
    O||||O
     
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  9. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    shows how dumb the 'research' team was... you can run mid grade octane no problem-o. Info that comes with it even says so.

    ride, handling... wrong on that account as well.. unless meh TRD struts are way much better than stock...

    Paint does scratch easily tho... and the windshield is as vertical as they get so expect rock chips galore.. i have 7 in a year and a half.

    :rolleyes:
     
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  10. CRoss

    CRoss Turbo Monkey

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    I don't think a Jeep Wrangler has ever been marketed as a comfort vehicle.

    I guess the saying "Its a jeep thing you wouldn't understand" applies here. Consumer Reports just does not understand.
     
  11. BurlyShirley

    BurlyShirley Rex Grossman Will Rise Again

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    The thing about Jeep Wranglers is that, it's essentially worthless as it comes from the dealer. I mean if you buy a rubicon, it's one thing, but for the rest... you cant seriously do any offroading with it without some serious mods, and it sucks as a commuter or daily driver.
    So since it sucks offroad stock, and sucks onroad stock...exactly why should someone purchase one for anything but a playtoy that hey plan on modifying?
     
  12. ?????

    ????? Turbo Monkey

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    That's a horrible test, most of those vehicles are designed with off-roading in mind and obviously what works off-road doesn't work so well on-road.

    The others are base model super cheap compact cars.

    If this were a bike test we would have learned that downhill bikes are horrible for 50 mile road rides and a $500 bike is not the best bike money can buy.
     
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    ????? Turbo Monkey

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    It will still do more off-road than any other stock vehicle. If you are on a tight budget you could make a very capable off-road jeep with $1000 in aftermarket parts plus tires.
     
  14. CRoss

    CRoss Turbo Monkey

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    Exactly you buy a Rubicon or you get a basic Wrangler and do your own mods.

    Some people just want to impress people at the mall.:disgust1::busted:

    They should have this badge instead of the trail rated one
     
  15. BurlyShirley

    BurlyShirley Rex Grossman Will Rise Again

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    yes, so unless you're willing to spend an extra thousand dollars, the vehicle is worthless. That's why it gets bad reviews. The other vehicles, while maybe not as offroad capable, are at least comfortable to some extent, or have other attributes.
     
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    ????? Turbo Monkey

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    No, it is still more capable than anything else, it's just that for an extra thousand you can make it vastly more capable.
     
  17. BurlyShirley

    BurlyShirley Rex Grossman Will Rise Again

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    Really it's nothing special. Ive owned one. It's impractical for almost anyone and stock is not "good" for anything. You can keep posting and saying it isn't so, but it wont change the reviewers' and anyone with common sense's minds. It is a "2nd car" type vehicle and nothing more.
     
  18. CBJ

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    Who cares about Consumer Report.
     
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    Most people realize this so a bad review like this one will not hurt it that much.
     
  20. BurlyShirley

    BurlyShirley Rex Grossman Will Rise Again

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    Well Im not saying that's the case. Just stating why it gets bad reviews. Of course jeeps have their place and will always have their followers. They've kept with the same basic design because it works for a specific purpose, and that's fine. It's just not going to be very competitive on a mass scale with these other SUVs.
     
  21. Westy

    Westy the teste

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    Dodge Nitro SLT

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  22. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    w3rd!
     
  23. ?????

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    Sorta true, depending on how well you build it.

    It is a fun toy and acceptable as an only vehicle when you're in college and have access to your parents vehicles.

     
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    I was suprised to see this in the 10 best...
     
  25. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    something about the Tundra 4x4 extra cabs having mechanicals..
     
  26. Serial Midget

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    I presume because these cars are primarily geared towards the American market? I'm sure Australia has its own worst 10...
     
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    How many of the top 10 are American? 1. CR is clearly reviewing imports too.
     
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    Serial Midget Al Bundy

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    Europe will have its own worst 10, so will South America... get it?

    People who read consumer reports are not likely to be interested in vehicles not available to them.
     
  29. Bixxle

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    How do you like the new MT2s?
     
  30. HAB

    HAB Chelsea from Seattle

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    This is true. However, there are quite a few imported cars avaliable in the US. The fact remains that most of the cars CR thinks sucks are American, and most of the ones they like aren't.
     
  31. narlus

    narlus Eastcoast Softcore
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    BS for teh win.

    Stock jeeps sans rubicon package are nothing special. A tacoma 4x4, X-terra, or an FJ cruiser could go to more places than a stock jeep on stock tires (28 in.?) Especially N 8's cruiser with a locker and somewhat real tires. Stock jeeps have low ground clearance, but decent appr., dept. angles. 4 wheel-drive systems are stone age, and the best your going to get is a rear LSD.

    A stock rubicon isn't exactly amazing. N 8's Fj could probably do as much as a stock rubicon. But is limited by it's IFS. Rubicon has front and rear lockers, and a legit. low range. If you aren't looking to go hardcore offroad, the wrangler really isn't the best choice, Unless you are just trying to look outdoorsy.
     
  33. DirtyDog

    DirtyDog Gang probed by the Golden Banana

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    It's a great test. The point is exactly what they said it was - rating vehicles for what most people use them for which is taking the kids to McDonalds. I always thought the FJ was a stupid choice for the local soccer moms and now that I own one I'm certain that it's a ****ty choice for an around town vehicle. I was actually happy to see the FJ show up on this list.

    If I wasn't doing backcountry stuff in support of my other sites, I would have bought an 08 Subaru Impreza - which is a much better vehicle for most of the driving I do. Sometimes I wish I had a quick little car instead - but the subie just can't do everything I need it to.
     
  34. Serial Midget

    Serial Midget Al Bundy

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    4 wheel drive lifted vans rule. :monkey:
     
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    if they did a worst bikes on the market, the best DH rigs will rate the worst for being heavy, over priced, and sluggish for riding to the local baking contest.

    totally gey opinions, but the H3 is pretty gey too. No love lost there
     
  36. skinny mike

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    pretty much all of the people who buy downhill bikes ride dh on them, very few of the total number of people who buy jeeps actually go offroading.
     
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    ^^ yes, exactly......i think he was just using bikes to put the car test into perspective.....
     
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    Supposedly Land Rovers have the highest percent of people who actually offroad them, at 13%.
     
  39. DirtMcGirk

    DirtMcGirk <b>WAY</b> Dumber than N8 (to the power of ten alm

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    What all have you done to this? I want to trade the wife's little car in on one of these, and what you have is exactly what I want (but in white).
     
  40. DirtMcGirk

    DirtMcGirk <b>WAY</b> Dumber than N8 (to the power of ten alm

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    Damn rights!
    E350 converted to Bio is my next rig, then up on 36's it goes.