Buying a new car can be a truly daunting task. There are hundreds of models to choose from across dozens of brands, and sifting through reviews of quality, performance, design, and more can be overwhelming, even before working out the financials.
Fortunately, we at 24/7 Wall St. have already identified the 10 car brands that, based on their combined performance in the nation’s premier ratings of quality, may not be worth your time. We reviewed recent surveys and studies by leading review agencies J.D. Power and Consumer Reports as well as customer satisfaction ratings by the American Customer Satisfaction Index to find the worst-rated car brands. Of the 10 brands to make this list, eight are owned by only three manufacturers — Tata Motors, General Motors, and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.
While car quality and reviews are not the only factors affecting sales, many of the car brands on this list have been struggling of late.
U.S. sales of brands like Fiat and Chrysler have plunged by more than 25% in the first six months of the year compared to the same period in 2018. Fiat is now selling less than 1,000 units per month in the United States. Other brands, like Cadillac and Volvo, have also struggled, with some models sitting on dealership lots for months on end. Here is the full list of 26 cars Americans don’t want to buy.