Join Date: Jan 2020
Location: New England, USA
I realize this is an old post, but when you're looking at the original list and then at the finalists - the only one that comes anywhere close to the list price of the Sport is the CX-5. For some of those on the list, you could buy 10 Sport's and still have change left over!
The rest of them are either so far out of the Sport's classification or are considered luxury cars. Most of them have resale value measured in tiny fractions of their initial cost after one or two years and are useless for anything but garage queens. Most are so over engineered that it's impossible to work on them without a fully staffed auto emergency room. If you were to actually buy one, forget about doing even routine things. When you have to pull the head off the engine to get to the water pump.....
I stumbled across this series of videos and, if you can put up with his voice (sort of like fingernails on a chalk board) he's got loads of info to share! His list of 10 Worst Cars and the reasons he chose them is based on 50+ years as a wrench monkey. I loved his take on trucks!
Anyway, he runs a series called 'Rev Up Your Engines' and here's a link to one of his clips - he's a blast!
Last edited by Joe Schweigert; 02-02-2020 at 06:49 AM.