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The cars owners most regret buying, according to Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports' annual Owner Satisfaction Survey tracks whether or not owners would buy the same car all over again. This is a list of the cars owners most regret purchasing, broken down by vehicle class, with the overall most regrettable purchase at the end.

Andrew Krok
Cars are Andrew's jam, as is strawberry. After spending years as a regular ol' car fanatic, he started working his way through the echelons of the automotive industry, starting out as social-media director of a small European-focused garage outside of Chicago. From there, he moved to the editorial side, penning several written features in Total 911 Magazine before becoming a full-time auto writer, first for a local Chicago outlet and then for CNET Cars.
Andrew Krok
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1 of 14 Jeep

Small SUV: Jeep Compass

Owners pounced on the Jeep Compass for its bland cabin and iffy performance, among other things.

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Small SUV: Jeep Compass

Only 42 percent of survey respondents said they would buy the Compass again.

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3 of 14 Nissan

Midsize SUV: Nissan Pathfinder

Owners disliked the Pathfinder, primarily for reliability issues.

Nissan Pathfinder
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Midsize SUV: Nissan Pathfinder

Only 50 percent of respondents said they would buy the same car again, given the opportunity.

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5 of 14 Dodge

Small car: Dodge Dart

The Dart was the third-least-enjoyed car in Consumer Reports' study. Problems included mediocre performance and air conditioning that wasn't exactly blowing cold.

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Small car: Dodge Dart

Reliability was also a concern, with many owners claiming that the car required multiple trips to the dealership.

2015 Chrysler 200
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Midsize Sedan: Chrysler 200

Man, this list is not kind to Fiat Chrysler vehicles, is it?

2015 Chrysler 200
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Midsize Sedan: Chrysler 200

Owners cited a rough ride, road noise, uncomfortable seats and a so-so powertrain.

2015 Dodge Grand Caravan
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Minivan: Dodge Grand Caravan

Owners jumped on the Grand Caravan for its cheap interior, iffy transmission and uncomfortable seats.

2015 Dodge Grand Caravan
10 of 14 Dodge

Minivan: Dodge Grand Caravan

To be fair, Fiat Chrysler's new minivan, the Chrysler Pacifica, is actually very good. So don't count out FCA's minivan offerings entirely.

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Pickup truck: Nissan Frontier

The Frontier's underpinnings are more than a decade old, and it's beginning to show in terms of customer satisfaction.

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Pickup truck: Nissan Frontier

Owners had issue with the truck's road noise, maneuvering capabilities and stiff ride.

2016 Acura ILX
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Least satisfying overall: Acura ILX

Acura's fancy-pants Civic is the one car owners are least likely to repurchase, given a time machine and the chance to do it all over again.

2016 Acura ILX
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Least satisfying overall: Acura ILX

Owners cited issues including poor value, road noise and lackluster transmission performance.

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