New Consumer Reports Auto issue out...and Dodge is ranked.......

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  1. Snappycat

    Snappycat SRT Hellcat Moderator Staff Member

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    The new consumer reports auto edition April 2015 is out. They rated the Challenger...base model... average on reliability, but very high in owner satisfaction. Dodge was ranked 25th best out of 28 car brands listed. I don't always agree with their assessments....just putting it out there...FYI
     
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    Lemme guess, Lexus and Toyota are 2 of top 3.....amirite??!

    Honda use to pay them off, seems they've been outbid recently.
     
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    Well I had the pleasure of driving a new Avenger when my Charger had to spend the night and I can see that rating as accurate.
     
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    Snappycat SRT Hellcat Moderator Staff Member

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    Good guess...Lexus#1....Mazda#2....Toyota #3...Audi#4...Subaru#5..
     
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    I've never put much faith in what Consumer Reports publishes. I have a few friends and relatives that accept CR as "gospel truth" but I view them as a bunch of lemmings. I think it's hilarious when they are forced to admit a few months after purchase that "maybe CS was wrong this time". Sadly, they get right back in line and jump off the cliff again.
     
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    Tammie SRT Hellcat Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Probably the same sissies that thought the manual was too hard to shift...o_O They should drive PRIUS...
     
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    I traveled 75% for my job during the last 30 years. I have rented many, many different brands of cars during that time, mostly middle to lower end cars of the brands. I have found that when comparing lower end to lower end, etc.,I enjoyed the comfortable and fun of driving of the domestic brands to that of the foreign brands hands down. All brands make a lot of money from manufacture of repair parts and service departments for a reason.
     
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    where did you think it would rank?

    its lower than i expected, but i expected it to be near the bottom...just not AT the bottom.....

    i didnt see the assesments, but my guess is were above Yugo and below Kia
     
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    Ok, I am ready for the bashing to start! My work truck and my wife's car are both foreign. We had domestic cars for daily drivers and we just were not happy (yes both were Dodges)
     
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    Tammie SRT Hellcat Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

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    :p:pPffffftttt! BASH!
     
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    I would rather die before putting up with a boring life behind the wheel of a Toyota or Honda.

    They can shove their MPG's up their a** sideways, I'll take the blown Hemi 10 times out of 10!!
     
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    ive had a few Toyota's ....last one wasnt reliable or good at all....cheap interiors, blah exteriors.......i agree its a boring life to own a top reliable brand.....Honda's seem to have a flaw with their speedo's...they seem to always drive 5mph under the limit...kinda like Toyota's prius drivers......Honda's designs are so plain jane i dont know how they sell cars.....but then there's lots of dull people who consider a car as just something to get them from point a to point b.........i looked into a Honda minivan once....it was more expensive and more out of date than any of the others brand names......Dodge may be a B grade company, but design wise i do think they have some of the nicer looking cars out there........i just bought my GMC truck last week...if Dodge were a better grade company i would have considered a 300 or a RAM......the RAM Rebel would have been right up my alley.....i just cant see buying a low grade car for my family car(daily use).....for a weekend driver my HC is perfect....if it breaks oh well.....if my family car breaks its a major inconvenience since we only have 1 family car
     
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    Has nothing really to do with mpg for us. It has to do with reliability.

    Last domestic car my wife will ever had was a Stratus. It seemed like it was at the dealer more than on the road. I can't have that!

    For a "toy" car I have no issue with domestic...when it breaks down it is no big deal..not an everyday driver
     
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    had a friend years ago that lemon lawed 2 Dodge Avengers in a row...break issues...it was in the shop for months each
     
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    I give it to suburu. Their cars are ugly as sin but their fanbase is as loyal as they come. They are reliable and i like that they give back to charity.
     

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