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Most and least reliable cars: Consumer Reports releases 2017 ratings
When you’re looking to buy a new car, an all-new or redesigned model may sound like you’re getting something new and improved. But Consumer Reports’ annual auto reliability survey of more than 640,000 vehicles shows that sometimes better things come to those who wait. Consumer Reports’ data finds that newly redesigned models are more likely to have wonky engines, jerky transmissions, or high-tech features that fail outright. Problems often arise when new technologies are added to today’s cars. Owners have reported problems ranging from poor shifting to complete transmission failure. Redesigns with the biggest growing pains --the Buick LaCrosse, GMC Acadia, and Subaru Impreza.