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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

CR (Still) Hates American Cars

Consumer Reports, which claims to be an impartial advocate for the consumer, to my mind is really a left-leaning organization of dubious intent. CR frequently tells consumers what CR thinks is best for them, rather than primarily taking their interests into account.  Witness their love for socialized medicine and CFL bulbs.  

Today's example, this blog posting from CR on "Best Used Cars Under $20,000"

Several CR staffers submit their choices, and all of them pick Honda or Toyota vehicles, except for two.  There is 1/2 a vote for a Ford Fusion, and 1 vote for a VW.  

Really guys?  You have $20,000 to spend, which is plenty, and you don't even consider some of the better American used vehicles, such as the Ford Escape, Chevrolet Equinox/Saturn Vue, Chevrolet Malibu, Ford Taurus, Chrysler 300?   

Consider: you can get a late model used Malibu or Taurus for under $20,000 which has all the trimmings, including leather heated seats, automatic lights, back up sensors, automatic climate control, etc. 


zarla said...

Leftist, really?

I have unsubscribed from your blog.

Anonymous said...

Wow. You work for a domestic auto company. No bias AT ALL there.

Pot, meet the kettle. Focus on making better product (Saturn Vue/Chev Equinox? They are junk) rather than ranting.

Mace Motorforza said...

I agree that somehow there is a bias on this particular report of the Consumer Reports. And I agree because I personally know that there are better American used vehicles that rates under $20,000.

Anonymous said...

Leftist, I agree.

I tend to think that most of their testing is fair. That said, it's just another data point. You can find information to evaluate products in a lot of places these days.