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Old 11-22-2017, 01:42 PM   #1
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Old 11-22-2017, 05:48 PM   #2
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Happy to see my tow is not listed. Thanks for posting. Raz
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Old 11-22-2017, 06:04 PM   #3
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Your title is misleading to me at least.. it makes it appear that the link is to be the standard CR vehicle ratings. So for anyone who wonders what it is about:

Automotive Turkeys of 2017
Disappointing cars and tires that are at the bottom of CR's ratings


I am amused that the color I randomly chose above is "Sienna," which just happens to be my tug, and which is also not on the list
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Your title is misleading to me at least.. it makes it appear that the link is to be the standard CR vehicle ratings. So for anyone who wonders what it is about:
Gordon: That full list to include used vehicles with information compiled from surveys to their owners is at your store for sale. Saw it at Food Lion today.
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Wrangler: owners love it, CR hates it. I guess folks can try one for themselves, they may love it or they may hate it, but CR should not dun the product jusr because it isn't their cup of tea. JMO.
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Wrangler: owners love it, CR hates it. I guess folks can try one for themselves, they may love it or they may hate it, but CR should not dun the product jusr because it isn't their cup of tea. JMO.
Everything CR says in the link about the Wrangler is true. But, if I was off-roading or rock climbing in Moab, it's one great vehicle.
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CR testing is about the suitability of a vehicle for daily highway use. Their "agenda" favors safety and reliability above other vehicle attributes, such as towing, off-road capability, resale, high performance... Even their definitions of safety and reliability are pretty narrow. They only track repair data for about 8 years, for example.

With such a narrow definition of what constitutes a "good" vehicle, it's not surprising many find their recommendations irrelevant. Wranglers in particular are so far off the chart in terms of intended purpose that their "worst" rating is virtually meaningless. Might scare off a few who think a Wrangler is a "cool" alternative to a RAV4 for freeway cruising, which is a good thing!

Just out of college and drawing her first paycheck, my wife went through a Jeep phase. She recalls driving home from the beach at dawn with the top down and struggling to get the top back on during a sudden downpour. She views it in hindsight as a rite of passage. Mine was a '66 VW Beetle.

Since my needs and priorities today are somewhat aligned with CR's, I do take their full reviews and reliability data into consideration, but not as the last word. Their free content, such as the "Best" and "Worst" press releases like this one, are all about marketing- generating paid subscribers- not information.
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