Consumer Reports releases a list of cars that usually have engine issues


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The popular American non-profit consumer advocacy website, Consumer Reports, has released a list of cars with the greatest number of reported engine issues. See the list!

One cannot ignore the fact that no car is made to last forever and the breakdown of most vehicles sometimes should be seen as a normal “thing”. However, what is beyond normal is having several people from different parts of the world who use a particular car model, report the same issue over and over again. This is why the American non-profit consumer advocacy organization, Consumer Report, has released a new list of particular car models that may likely have engine issues, judging from past data/complaints.


Cars aren’t made to last forever, but that is not an excuse for persistent issues common to some car models

Sometimes last year, we revealed the 7 worst car recalls ever in the auto industry and then we later went ahead to also reveal the top 10 cars with the worst resale values in Nigeria. Our reason for giving out such vital information is to help car buyers make the right choices and to enable them to gain more insight into the world of automobiles. This article is another one of the useful resources that can help make better decisions when looking to buy a new or used car.

According to the new list released by Consumer Reports, all 2009 to 2010 variants of the Audi A4 sedan that come with a 2.0-liter engine are prone to having engine issues in the long run. The non-profit organization revealed that once these Audi models cover between 107,000 to 153,000-miles, the engine begins to give unexpected issues according to data gathered over the years. Meanwhile, the organization provided alternatives to this particular car and their list includes the Acura TL, Infiniti G, and Lexus ES models.


According to Consumer Reports, the 2009 to 2010 Audi A4 variants with 2.0L engines are prone to having engine issues

The second listed car model on the new Consumer Reports’ list is the 2008 Ford F-350 pickup truck with a 6.4-liters (diesel) engine. The organization claims that this particular truck model is prone to engine problems once it has covered between 65,000miles to 190,000 miles. Unfortunately, there were no alternatives provided for this truck by the organization itself.


Consumer Reports data shows that the 2008 Ford F-350 pickup truck usually face engine issues after covering 65,000miles

And the third car model on the list is the 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser which comes with a 2.4-liter gasoline engine. Consumer Reports says that this model starts to get engine issues when its total mileage is between 102,500 miles or 133,000 miles. Fortunately, the alternative to this car model is the incredibly well-performing Toyota Matrix hatchback which shouldn’t give you such issues.


The 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser also faces engine-related issues after some time according to Consumer Reports data

If you are looking to buy a car in Nigeria that has no record of future engine problems, below is a price table with some really nice suggestions for you;

Prices of popular Tokunbo/Used cars for sale in Nigeria  
 Model Name & Years Price Range 
 Toyota Tacoma (2008 - 2014) ₦4 million - ₦18.7 million
Honda Civic (2005 - 2017)  ₦800,000 - ₦8 million 
Toyota Coaster Bus (2000 - 2014)  ₦4 million - ₦22 million 
 Toyota Hiace Bus (2008 - 2009) ₦4 million - ₦10 million 
 Toyota Matrix (2002 - 2011) ₦1.3 million - ₦4 million 
 Toyota 4Runner (2001 - 2018) ₦2 million - ₦30 million 
 Toyota Camry (2000 - 2018) ₦1.2 million - ₦17.5 million 
 Toyota Corolla (2005 - 2018) ₦1.7 million - ₦17 million 
 Lexus RX 350 (1999 - 2012) ₦1.7 million - ₦10.5 million 

Prices of Tokunbo/Used car models that are currently in high demand in Nigeria

Meanwhile, you should also check out the video below which reviews a Lexus RX 350 that is currently among the most demanded SUVs in Nigeria.

Watch the video review below;

  2016 Lexus RX 350 - First Drive Review

>>> Visit Naijauto daily to get the latest automotive industry updates.

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Oluwaseun Solomon is a prolific and diligent automobile writer at He's also an experienced digital marketer and a creative multimedia developer that specializes in video editing. He currently contributes informative and easy to read articles on topics covering transportation, traffic updates, auto industry updates, and different car reviews.
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