That's funny that you mention that. I was just reading a list of the 10 worst cars of this century (i.e. 2000 and up).
Here is the list:
10. Jaguar X-Type
9. Chevy Aveo
8. Jeep Compass
7. Chrysler Sebring
6. Lexus HS 250h
5. Chevy HHR
4. Hummer H2
3. Smart For Two
2. Ford Excursion
1. Pontiac Aztek
I agree with some of those but totally disagree about the Ford Excursion. Yes, it was a monster. Yes, it got 12 mpg on the highway downhill with a tailwind. But, if you want a big ole SUV to pull a horse trailer or some other massive thing, the Excursion is your vehicle of choice. AND the ones equipped with the diesel engine are fantastic!
Here is a totally unscientific and very limited in scope list of the 11 BEST cars I have owned (based on reliability, longevity, performance, etc). Making the top 11 is pretty good, I have had at least 37 cars. I had to do 11 because I couldn't eliminate one of them.
11. 1987 Honda Civic (high school car, beat the hell out of it and it kept running)
10. 1990 Oldsmobile 88 (awesome boring car that was pretty big and got 32 MPG
9. 1993 Cadillac Sedan Deville (old Man luxo cruiser)
8. 2001 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4WD (unstoppable in snow, hauled everything, towed everything)
7. 1984 Olds 88 Royale (boring but reliable for years 270,000 miles)
6. 1984 Mercedes 300D (475,000 miles seriously)
5. 1971 Mercedes 250 (my first Mercedes, got it in college)
4. 1985 Oldsmobile 98 Regency (ran and ran and ran never had a problem with it)
3. 1981 Oldsmobile 98 Regency (started with a spoon, an unbeatable boat, even when I crashed into a fire hydrant)
2. 1990 Mercedes 300D 2.5 (the one I wished I had back 325,000 miles, pretty fast for a diesel, and 35 mpg and SO CLEAN)
1. 2000 BMW 740iL (in my opinion, one of the best cars ever made my daily driver with 220,000 miles and still get compliments)
Interesting list. As I'm a younger guy with only 7 cars owned, my top 3 car are:
1. A 2007 Toyota Corolla S. Bought new and ran it for 185,000 with just normal maintenance. Gave the car to my baby brother and he's up to 260,000 with just normal maintenance, car won't break. lol
2. 2001 Acura Integra. High School car that took abuse and road trips until I sold it for more than I bought it for.
3. 2013 Hyundai Elantra. Current daily driver, boring as hell but super reliable, thinking of replacing soon.
Worst car I've own:
2014 Hyundai Genesis coupe. Nothing particularly wrong with the car but...Wife wanted it as her daily driver so we bought it. For the money, I think we could have done a lot better so it makes the list.
I'm curious what makes everyone else's list consists of.