March 11, 2005
Consumer Reports issues “Good” and “Bad Bets” on used cars
Yonkers, New York – Consumers Reports magazine, an independent, non-profit consumer testing company, issued its 2004 list of “Good Bets” and “Bad Bets” for used vehicles. The company used responses from more than 800,000 owners.
The result was 54 vehicles on the “good” list (7 more than the 2003 list), and 34 on the “bad” (15 more than last year). To qualify, the magazine must have at least 3 years’ worth of data on the model; new models released in 2003 or 2004 do not appear. Consumer Reports gives extra weight to problems concerning the drivetrain.
The Good Bets were:
The Bad Bets were: