See the worst and most disliked cars of 2011
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Chevrolet Volt: The electric car has won awards for its green design, but Americans haven't been buying them at the same pace as their gas-drinking cousins. With an investigation into battery fires ongoing, the Chevy Volt might not be disliked so much as it is feared now.
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Nissan Leaf: Much like the Chevy Volt, the Nissan Leaf has won awards, but it hasn't won over the American drivers. Consumers are still worried about the number of charging stations and the driving range of the car.
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Smart Fortwo: The tiny car isn't turning any heads turn. Forbes ripped the car for a jerky transmission, and it's lost tons of money. Plus, who wants to drive a car this small?
Nissan Titan: Nissan isn't known for its trucks, and it apparently drew up a dud on this one. Web2Cars knocked the car for a noisy V8 and exhaust that doesn't make the driving experience as much fun. With poor gas mileage, the Nissan Titan isn't among American's favorites.
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Honda Ridgeline Sport: Texas might be truck country, but Texans aren't buying the Ridgeline's lighter body and funky look. According to CNN Money, Honda is selling fewer than 1,000 Ridgelines a month so it seems Americans are interested.
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Mitsubishi Outlander Sport: This SUV didn't win over the hearts Americans, because it isn't very sporty, has a tight interior and numb steering. Those all add up to a dud for reviewers.
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Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara: The newest Jeep Wrangler was supposed to revive the rugged icon, but it's poor steering, tiny interior and loud cabin haven't made it popular with drivers. And the $37,000 price tag doesn't help either.
Fiat 500: The Fiat was supposed to be a hit in the U.S., but it hasn't had that luck yet. The car has gotten poor reviews for its tiny cargo space, poor fuel economy and reliability issues. On top of that, the car company just fired it's top executive in the U.S. because of the brand's poor performance. People just aren't buying what Fiat is selling.
Chevy Aveo: The tiny coupe isn't winning over drivers because of below-average reliability ratings and sluggish acceleration. The disdain is so heavy for this car that Chevy is replacing it with the Chevy Sonic.
Jeep Liberty Sport: The SUV car has some advocates, but Consumer Reports say the SUV is expensive, a gasoline hog, has harsh-driving, and doesn’t offer the off-road capability of typical Jeeps.
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Dodge Nitro: Similar in style to the Jeep Liberty, the SUV isn't drivers' favorites because of poor gas mileage and a noisy cabin. Web2Cars called it “behind the times.” Ouch...
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Toyota FJ Cruiser: The SUV seems like something a modern-day Indiana Jones would be driving, but the limited visibility, cramped rear seat and hard to access have made it one of the worst for 2011.
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Nissan CrossCabriolet:The design of this car got ripped by The New York Times who dubbed the Nissan convertible as a "designer's doodle" that should have been trashed. Drivers didn't seem to like it much better.
Nissan Cube: Who wants a car that looks like a toaster on wheels? Apparently, there aren't many. Since debuting in 2009, the Nissan Cube has seen sales fall.
Volkswagen Jetta: The Jetta had been a fan favorite for a while, but a redesign left the responsive handling and sharp steering behind. The plastic interior and poor gas mileage have also made the car one of the worst for 2011.
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Honda Civic: Americans can hardly make it a block without seeing a Honda Civic on the road, but the latest model isn't turning anyone's head. Consumers Reports have complained about weak brakes, loud road noise and body lean. The Honda CEO publicly accept responsibility for the failure. When that happens, you know it's bad.
2011 Lincoln MKT: Lincolns used to be the en vogue car, but one day you are in and the next you are out. MKT suffers from weird body styling that's caused a disaster in sales. According to reports, only 4,000 have been sold this year. So sad...
The Nissan Leaf and the Chevrolet Volt might be winners in the hearts of green-energy fans, but consumers haven’t jumped on the bandwagon just yet.
But some of the U.S. past favorites also made the list.
Forbes, Consumer Reports and CNN Money ranked the worst and most disliked cars of 2011, and some of the picks will surprise you.
Here’s one spoiler, there isn’t a Ford car or truck on the list.