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Thursday, September 23, 2021

10 Most Unreliable Cars of 2009

Unexpected repairs are a nightmare for any new car buyer. After investing thousands in a new vehicle the last thing you should be burdened with are repair bills. Fortunately we can tell you which cars to avoid. Consumer Reports recently released their 2009 Annual Car Reliability Survey, using this and five-year repair-cost data Forbes.com has complied a list of the 10 most unreliable cars to buy.

  1. Volkswagen Touareg
    Consumer Reports Rating: 66
    Five-year Cost of Repairs: $907
  2. Mercedes-Benz GL450
    Consumer Reports Rating: 77
    Five-year Cost of Repairs: $1,509
  3. Lincoln MKS
    Consumer Reports Rating: 73
    Five-Year Cost of Repairs: $869
  4. Jaguar XF
    Consumer Reports Rating: 72
    Five-Year Cost of Repairs: $1,301
  5. GMC Canyon
    Consumer Reports Rating: 41
    Five-Year Cost of Repairs: $718
  6. Ford F-250
    Consumer Reports Rating: 37
    Five-year Cost of Repairs: $969
  7. Dodge Caravan
    Consumer Reports Rating: 60
    Five-year Cost of Repairs: $807
  8. Chrysler Town & Country
    Consumer Reports Rating: 64
    Five-year Cost of Repairs: $807
  9. Chrysler Sebring Convertible
    Consumer Reports Rating: 45
    Five-year Cost of Repairs: $770
  10. Chevrolet Colorado
    Consumer Reports Rating: 41
    Five-year Cost of Repairs: $798
The car with the best Consumer Reports reliability rating was the Honda Insight, followed by numerous Toyota, Honda, and Nissan models.