Read more about Toyota Tops, Fiat Flops in AutoGuide’s 1st Annual Lemon List at AutoGuide.com.Vehicle reliability studies have been around for decades, but for the first time ever, the AutoGuide Group has undertaken a study to showcase how brands fare when it comes to building cars and trucks with the most serious of issues.
Colloquially known as 'lemons,' these are vehicles with serious reliability concerns, either relating to one major issue, or a longer list of less severe problems.
For the sake of clarity, this study is intended to be a report of consumer sentiment, rather than an outright list of actual lemons. The information gathered is provided by users in conversations with other members across the AutoGuide Group’s 500-plus forums. Using proprietary software designed to hone in on keywords and sentiment, the data is collected and then further sorted to determine legitimate complaints.