What car brands are notorious for needing constant or frequent repairs?

I want to buy a reliable car that won't need many repairs for as long as I own it. But rather than learning the most reliable cars, I just want to cut out the cars that won't last as long. What car brands are notorious for needing frequent repairs?

Answer
“Over the past 20 years, cars have become much more reliable and built with more expertise thanks to design and engineering.
For example, Fiat has become a more reliable brand despite years of the joke that Fiat was an acronym for Fix It Again, Tony.
According to the latest consumer reports, the least reliable car brands are:
  • Lincoln
  • Tesla
  • Volkswagen
  • MINI
  • Ford
  • Cadillac
  • Mercedes-Benz
  • Jeep
  • Chevrolet
However, it should be noted that the reliability relates more to individual models than the brand as a whole. If you choose any of these brands, you may want to consider additional products for your vehicle, such as a used car warranty to make sure your maintenance is taken care of.
Since you’re looking for low-maintenance, automated processes for car ownership, consider using the Jerry app. Jerry automatically reviews your car insurance rates every six months so that you know you’re getting the lowest rates without having to lift a finger. And the best news: this service is free.”
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Eric Schad
Answered on Aug 27, 2021
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