The Least Reliable Cars and Trucks of 2018

The Least Reliable Cars and Trucks of 2018


rev up your engines, today I’m going to
talk about the least reliable vehicles of 2018, I’ve picked the Chevy Traverse
as the fifth least reliably made car in 2018, with my own customers who bought
those, some had serious transmission problems with them, more than one of them
had problems with the electric door lock system not working correctly, they’re
just not built all that well, I had one customer who decided to buy Traverse
because they used to be now a GM fan and they said, oh the Suburbans were just
too expensive so they spent like $34,000 instead on a Traverse, and boy were they
disappointed without 30-some thousand dollars they spent, they’ve given up
they’re never gonna buy another GM product, let’s face it you don’t want to have
transmission problems in a vehicle that’s got 20 something thousand miles
like my customer had, now number four is the Honda clarity it’s a plug-in hybrid,
now if you followed me you know I’m not a hybrid fan to begin with, but really you
want a hybrid get a Prius they pretty much are the master of hybrid cars,
now yes Honda’s been making hybrid cars are quite sometime too, but if you look
at the sales, the Hondas just we’re not that popular, and my customers with them they
had many more problems than the ones that had Toyota Priuses, the Honda
clarity have had problems with the fuel emission system, with the body hardware,
and with climate control systems and since they’re so complex they are not
cheap cars to repair, you can imagine what’s going to happen when they get to
be even older and have even more serious problems, so my advice is stay clear of
the Honda clarity, now number three on the list is the Cadillac ATS, so here GM
gets two of the cars in the top 5 of the worst made cars, now most people are
buying versions of this ATS that are over $40,000, they have had so many
electronic problems especially in the fancy little dash for all the console
that controls everything, you they think for that kind of money the interactive
screen would work well but had a customer who had theirs go
bad, they took it in to the dealer, and they replaced it and when they drove out
it didn’t work just like it did before he had taken it in, okay now I’m all for
technology when it works, but if you’re paying that kind of money and the
technology doesn’t work, hey take my advice
buy a different vehicle, I mean I bought touchscreen things for my customers cars
and installed them, some of these Chinese units work quite well and it cost maybe
two hundred and fifty bucks you think Cadillac charging that kind
of money for the vehicles could at least that screens the work, but more seriously
they’ve had problems with the drive system with the drivetrain, the
transmission, all in all for the money that you’re paying, I would not advise
buying a Cadillac ATS, I’ve had two personal customers that bought ATS and
they told me, I will never buy another Cadillac product again, so it pretty much
says it all, now number two on the list of least reliable cars, the Tesla Model X
the most expensive one too, because they start at about $85,000, okay it’s an
all-electric car but they have problems with the in-car electronics, you think
that they’d have that ironed out, but the main complaints that people have with
them is they have noises, they have leaks problems with the body Hardware, they’re
just not manufactured all that well, I’ve checked them out and found that the body
panels didn’t fit all that well, one side would have a bigger gap than the other
side, I mean that’s just poor manufacturing quality, fascinating
technology and the Tesla’s I’m just gonna argue that, but when you’re in that
astronomical price range of pushing to a hundred grand, compare other cars
they’re fit and their ride is much better than the Tesla is, people that spend
that kind of money on a car expect a smooth quiet
no noise situation, but these things are rattling, the body parts aren’t fitting
right, you don’t expect that out of a car that’s almost a hundred thousand dollars,
I mean really, I paid four grand for this used Lexus and it’s still quite as can be,
yeah I could buy 25 of these for one of those now here comes the moment you’ve all
been waiting for, what is the least reliable one well guess what,
it’s a Dodge Fiat Chrysler, the 3500 Ram well if you ask me it’s only fitting
that a Chrysler product is the top of the list, because hey historically it
made lots of problems, my grandfather didn’t even like Dodge products when he
was young and he was a mechanic long before me, and they just seem to continue
to go along the lines of making vehicles that have problems and fall apart long
before they should, from minor things like cheaply made dashboard that crack and fall
apart, to more serious things like automatic transmissions that go out when
they have thirty-forty thousand miles on them, and engine cooling problems, fuel
system leaks, suspension problems like ball joints going bad, the list goes on and
on for the RAM, because if you ask me, when fiat bought chrysler that was
akin to Sears and Kmart merging, two wrongs don’t make a right in my book, you
can see how well the Sears Kmart merger went, their closing stores all over the
place, and with Fiat and Chrysler hey the quality of Chrysler certainly hasn’t
gone up, it wasn’t that great to begin with but hey, it’s going down relatively
rapid as far as I’m concerned, so now you’ve been warned of some of the bad
cars out there that you might think twice before you plop down your
hard-earned money, because even though I’m a mechanic, hey I’m also consumer
myself, I hate buying the wrong vehicle and I hate having customers with the
wrong vehicle too, there’s plenty of things that are normally gonna wear out over
time for me to keep busy with, I don’t need
cheaply made cars coming in here when they are very old, with problems that
shouldn’t happen until they you have a hundred or 150 thousand miles on them, so
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