Illustration for article titled What Car Company Has The Most Undeserved Reputation?

Sometimes we loathe a perfect car for no good reason. Sometimes we senselessly adore a total lemon. What car company builds the most misunderstood cars?


No company's general perception is quite as divorced from reality as Cadillac. They're starting to build great, fantastic cars, and yet every time I see someone piloting a CTS I can't help but thinking they must be old, smoke cigars, and cheat on their spouses. Fair? No. But that's how I feel. When they replace the XTS/Escalade as their flagships that view will hopefully continue to change.

What car company then, has the most undeserved reputation, either good or bad?

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