Forbes' Ten Automotive Turkeys for 2007
Hot on the heels of TTAC's Ten Worst Automobiles award, Forbes has released their fourth annual "Automotive Turkeys" list. Their selection process is much more [s]boring[/s] scientific than TTAC's reader nomination/voting method. Forbes bases their selection on such factors as NHTSA recalls, reliability ratings from Consumer Reports, depreciation and crash-test ratings. Like TTAC's Ten Worst, Forbes' is heavy with Chrysler products– althought the Ten Worst-winning Jeep Compass is conspicuous by its absence (the donor Dodge Caliber made it, though). Unlike TTAC's Ten Worst, the automakers had formal responses to Forbes' list, reacting "with surprise and some resistance to being included." Here's their take on 2007's ten worst, in numerical order.
1. Chrysler Sebring*
2. Dodge Nitro*
3. Jeep Liberty
4. Dodge Caliber**
5. Dodge Magnum
6. Ford Crown Victoria
7. Chevy Aveo*
8. Nissan Quest
9. Hyundai Entourage
10. Grand Prix**
*TTAC Ten Worst Winner
**TTAC Ten Worst Finalist
I know that the Nissan Quest has worse-than-average reliability rating at CR -- one of the Forbes criteria.
I think it is hilarious that the top 5 cars are Chrysler products.
Taxman100: "... to them [Forbes], a BMW 3-series is an economy car..." Not according to this Forbes article. --- Nissan still makes the Quest? Who knew? I can't remember the last time I actually saw one.
1. Chrysler Sebring 2. Dodge Nitro 3. Jeep Liberty 4. Dodge Caliber 5. Dodge Magnum Damn, that's got to hurt. Poor Chrysler. I object to the Crown Vic being there though.