Automotive Update : Worst Cars 2011

U.S. economic magazine, Forbes, known for its rankings of the world's richest people, released their 2011 list of worst cars sold in the country. Remarkably, the assessment of Forbes quoted again by many other automotive media, especially online media.

Results from Forbes rating is surprising! The reason is, in fact many American products are considered bad. Of the 13 models chosen, the worst category of Forbes dominated by two manufacturers of U.S. origin, namely General Motors and Chrysler.

From Europe comes the Mercedes-Benz S-Class and Smart. The only representative of Japan is the Nissan Titan. Meanwhile, Ford escape!

Criteria worst cars based on the total value of the lowest of the 6 parameters are traced, namely reliability and vehicle performance conducted by Consumer Reports. These parameters is the Most Reliable Cars, Best and Worst Safety Performance Survey, Best and Worst Fuel Economy, the Highest Cost of Ownership, the Best and Worst Values ​​Report, and the total value of new cars from Consumer Reports.

Explained, Mercedes-Benz S550 on the list of worst cars because of the high cost of ownership and the wasteful consumption of fuel resulting in low average rating. In this case, reliability, security, or performance is not decisive. Hence, the luxury SUV Cadillac, Escalade, which even berinterior luxurious and high quality as well as a very powerful engine, also entered as the worst car.

"The worst is the highest cost of ownership," commented Terry Woychowsky, Vice President Global Quality and GM. Analogues, "If you put the price to buy the clock and time accuracy, the choice fell on the Casio. However, if the consideration of price and value, yes Rolex," he said.

Added, the cars now more secure, efficient, and more reliable than 15 years ago. However, it could be vehicles like the Jeep Liberty is less reliable and wasteful of fuel.

Jeep Liberty and Wrangler rated by Consumer Reports as a car that most low-level reliability. Meanwhile, the Wrangler receive predicate worst.

To obtain this data, 50 people directly tehadap test car and drive it directly.

Here the cars are considered the worst: Cadillac Escalade, Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid, Aveo, Colorado, Dodge Nitro, Dakota, Jeep Liberty, Jeep Wrangler, Chrysler Town & Country, Nissan Titan, Mercedes-Benz S-Class, and Smart ForTwo.


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