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    The Consumer Reports Worst Value Cars

    The Consumer Reports Worst Value Cars
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    December 31, 2012

    The BMW 750Li is the worst value for your dollar, Consumer Reports said recently.

    The magazine, which recently ranked the Toyota Prius as the best value for your money, said the 705Li costs $1.80 a mile to drive. "With frustrating controls and a below-par ride, the 750Li didn’t score well enough to be recommended and racked up one of the worst predicted-reliability scores," the magazine wrote in its roundup.

    Consumer Reports measures value by weighing five-year ownership costs, predicted-reliability scores and road test scores and coming up with a cost-per-mile figure. The biggest factor in five-year ownership costs is depreciation – how much owners can sell their car as used.

    The winner, the Prius, costs just 49 cents per mile to own, compared to the BMW750Li's $1.80 a mile to own.

    Other "winners":

    • Upscale Sedan - Dodge Charger
    • Luxury Sedan - BMW 750Li
    • Sporty Car - Volvo C70
    • Small SUV - MINI Countryman
    • Midsize SUV - Jeep Wrangler Sahara
    • Large/Luxury SUV - Nissan Armada
    • Minivan/Wagon - Chrysler Town & Country L

    Full article available at link.

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    Re: The Consumer Reports Worst Value Cars

    Does it surprise anyone that a large luxury sedan in the worst "value car"? Oh wait, this is Consumer Reports. Silly me -- expecting something that made sense.
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    Re: The Consumer Reports Worst Value Cars

    The idiocy inherent in this is mind boggling in it's utter purity.

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    Re: The Consumer Reports Worst Value Cars

    At least GM didn't make the list.

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    Re: The Consumer Reports Worst Value Cars

    I wish CR would go away..... That list is junk. AOL noted themselves they didn't understand some of the scoring by CR

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    Re: The Consumer Reports Worst Value Cars

    What a bunch of crap. For starters, what gangstaz or pimp is going to drive around in a Pious? He'd get laughed out of the hood.

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    Re: The Consumer Reports Worst Value Cars

    The 750? Really? Why not any of the exotics or something like a Bentley. I mean, really, you only need 4 wheels on steel rims, crank windows, and a plank for sitting. Anything beyond that is a waste of money. I have no idea why anyone would go and spend more than a few shillings for a car. Utter waste.

    CR. Sheesh. They have little episodes on our local news now and it's like watching the smuggest ******* on the planet. He just oozes the "I know what you should buy, listen to me in all my glory. Buy what I tell you to buy!" Ugh.

    I'm starting to think that if you want to be happy with your purchase, buy what CR doesn't recommend. Style? Comfort? Performance? Handling? NVH? Bah. Useless amenities.
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    Re: The Consumer Reports Worst Value Cars

    Quote Originally Posted by zete View Post
    The 750? Really? Why not any of the exotics or something like a Bentley. I mean, really, you only need 4 wheels on steel rims, crank windows, and a plank for sitting. Anything beyond that is a waste of money. I have no idea why anyone would go and spend more than a few shillings for a car. Utter waste.

    CR. Sheesh. They have little episodes on our local news now and it's like watching the smuggest ******* on the planet. He just oozes the "I know what you should buy, listen to me in all my glory. Buy what I tell you to buy!" Ugh.

    I'm starting to think that if you want to be happy with your purchase, buy what CR doesn't recommend. Style? Comfort? Performance? Handling? NVH? Bah. Useless amenities.
    I love their radio ads. "And for a toaster, the Chappequidic Xylophone 4-slice, model number 188B-299ZBKJ44RFD dash three three Y is highly recommended!"

    Yes, thank you. So much! Could you repeat that please?

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    Re: The Consumer Reports Worst Value Cars

    I am going right away to purchase a Plug in Pious, and tell everyone who will listen about how amazing it is.

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    Re: The Consumer Reports Worst Value Cars

    Quote Originally Posted by germeezy1 View Post
    I am going right away to purchase a Plug in Pious, and tell everyone who will listen about how amazing it is.
    Good choice! You will never run out of willing, gullible dupes to impress!

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    Re: The Consumer Reports Worst Value Cars

    Quote Originally Posted by zete View Post
    The 750? Really? Why not any of the exotics or something like a Bentley. I mean, really, you only need 4 wheels on steel rims, crank windows, and a plank for sitting. Anything beyond that is a waste of money. I have no idea why anyone would go and spend more than a few shillings for a car. Utter waste.

    CR. Sheesh. They have little episodes on our local news now and it's like watching the smuggest ******* on the planet. He just oozes the "I know what you should buy, listen to me in all my glory. Buy what I tell you to buy!" Ugh.

    I'm starting to think that if you want to be happy with your purchase, buy what CR doesn't recommend. Style? Comfort? Performance? Handling? NVH? Bah. Useless amenities.
    The 750 made the list because it's expensive to own and not that great of a car. If you want one, wait 5 years or so and buy on the used market for $15k.

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    Re: The Consumer Reports Worst Value Cars

    I am surprised that anyone that subscribes to CR owns a 750. I call BS!

    I have always hated Focus. I didn't mind the Escort ZX2, but always hated Focus. Like Nelson from the Simpsons "HAHA". Welcome to CR.

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    "Everyday handling is sound by sloppy when pushed to the limits," they said. "Reliability has been well below average."
    did they mean "but" instead of "by"? Anyway, who cares that the handling is like when a Town & Country is pushed to its limits
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    Re: The Consumer Reports Worst Value Cars

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Burns View Post
    The 750 made the list because it's expensive to own and not that great of a car. If you want one, wait 5 years or so and buy on the used market for $15k.
    I understand that you have a personal issue with the 750 but I would imagine that your post was also mainly said in jest?

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    Re: The Consumer Reports Worst Value Cars

    Quote Originally Posted by ne_one View Post
    racked up one of the worst predicted-reliability scores.
    They have this amazing device that can see into the future and they squander its capability by looking at how often a car will break down.

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