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Cars With the Best & Worst Satisfaction

Buying a brand new car can be extremely exciting. However, once the "honeymoon phase" is over and you're depending on your car to get you from point A to point B and back again in a reliable and safe way, some cars will measure higher than others. And sadly, there are some owners that would never purchase their current car ever again.

Consumer Reports recently surveyed magazine subscribers to ask them just that -- if given the chance, would they purchase their current car all over again?

Some had a resounding "yes" -- at the top were owners of the Tesla Model S, with an impressive 99% saying they would definitely purchase their car again. Others weren't as positive -- for instance, only 45% of owners of the Nissan Versa sedan would do it all over again.

Below is a look at the top and bottom of the spectrum for owners of 2011-2014 models.

Most Satisfied Owners

Vehicle% Definitely Buy Again
Tesla Model S99%
Porsche Boxster95%
Chevrolet Volt91%
Porsche 91191%
Ford Mustang V888%
Chevrolet Corvette87%
Audi A786%
Dodge Charger (V8)85%
Subaru Forester85%
Audi A6 (3.0T)80%

Least Satisfied Owners

Vehicle% Definitely Buy Again
Nissan Versa Sedan45%
Nissan Rogue50%
Jeep Compass51%
Hyundai Tucson52%
Volkswagen Jetta (4 & 5-cyl.)53%
Ford Escape (2.5-liter)53%
Kia Sportage55%
Acura ILX55%
Mitsubishi Outlander Sport55%
Kia Optima Hybrid55%
Nissan Sentra55%

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About The Author

Gregg Fidan Gregg Fidan is the founder of RealCarTips. After being ripped off on his first car purchase, he devoted several years to figuring out the best ways to avoid scams and negotiate the best car deals. He has written hundreds of articles on the subject of car buying and taught thousands of car shoppers how to get the best deals.

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