At this point, if you buy a Jeep Compass, I just don’t feel bad for you.

But Consumer Reports’ annual survey of 230,000 car owners reports six other less obvious vehicles that led to a miserable experience. The seven cars from each category they rank are:

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  • The aforementioned Jeep Compass, which exists only to tell other people you make poor life choices so they can stay away from you
  • The Nissan Quest minivan, slammed for bad visibility and a frustrating CVT
  • The Mercedes-Benz CLA, which—surprise!—feels cheap
  • The Nissan Altima, called “horrible” and “irritating” for its handling
  • The Hyundai Veloster, which felt cheap and underpowered
  • The Nissan Frontier, dinged for bad fuel economy and a terrible turning radius
  • And the Kia Rio, blasted for worse fuel economy than advertised (no shocker there) and a harsh ride

It’s kind of surprising to see so many Nissans on that list, but then again, that company hardly has the most inspiring lineup these days.

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Do you agree with CR’s report, and what car do you most regret buying?

Hat tip to Carscoops


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