Apart from buying a house, buying a car is one of the most significant moments in one’s life. It is reasonable to expect value for your money and good quality when you are spending a huge amount of money. Usually, car manufacturers try to do their best in making sure that the customer receives what he is paying for, and he faces no manufacturing defects once he starts using his car. But sometimes automakers are so overwhelmed by cost-cutting, that in order to reduce the manufacturing cost they make cheaper and low-quality parts that simply would not pass the test of time. Eventually, when such cars break down due to these defects, it is the manufacturer’s responsibility to recall these vehicles and fix them free of cost. Though several time, they get away with their wrongdoings and the consumer is stranded with an unusable car, that will either put him at risk or will break down in the middle of nowhere.
Here we will be discussing five such cars that have received the most complaints by the users according to some of the most trusted user surveys and why you should refrain from buying these cars:
1. Land Rover Discovery:
Do not be deceived by the looks of this SUV, in fact, this is one of the most unreliable cars around the globe and has received most complaints from the consumers. Components including the gearbox, suspension, and steering rack are at some point prone to failing because of the poor built quality. Though the main reason people get attracted to these cars is their stunning looks, which eventually turns into a nightmare for their owners.
2. Mercedes S-class:
Number second in the list is the Mercedes S class, the S class is known for its futuristic technology and stunning looks, but they are so many electronic components in them, which act like a ticking bomb. These cars have up to 100 computer modules for numerous features and with the passage of time, they tend to go bad and when they go bad, they cost a fortune to repair.
3. Nissan Qashqai:
Nissan was a brand that was synonymous with good quality and reliability. But ever since their merger with Renault, their quality control has started to go down. The most common problem reported in Qashqai is its gearbox, which is manufactured by Jatco, a company notorious for making junky gearboxes.
4. Chrysler 300:
Fiat Chrysler is a brand that needs no introduction when it comes to cheaply made cars. The Chrysler 300 is one of their most frequently breaking down cars, and like Range rovers they are also good-looking vehicles. The company has tried to address their quality issues but in vain.
5. Mini Cooper:
Mini coopers were once one of the most desirable cute looking small cars, the brand is owned by the BMW, which is notorious for using plastic parts in their engines. Eventually, these parts break down and the dealerships then charge a hefty amount for their repair.
It is a better idea to lease such cars if you have money, so if they break down you would not have to pay for their eye watering repair costs.