Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to select three of the least reliable cars (or trucks) in the US.

We’ll use Consumer Reports, and their Predicted Reliability scale, available right here. The rules:

  • Each vehicle must be from a brand that is less reliable than the average. This means your choices are Volvo, Lincoln, Cadillac, Volkswagen, Jeep, GMC, Tesla, Dodge, Chrysler, Fiat, and Ram.
  • Each vehicle must be new.
  • Each vehicle must be a different body style.
  • Each vehicle must be from a separate company - so, as an example, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Jeep, and Ram are all the same company, so you can only pick one vehicle from that entire group. (No dream garage full of Hellcats, sorry.)
  • You have US $200,000 to spend. Any applicable federal tax credits can be claimed to keep you within that $200,000. Basically, you can blow it all in one place, and then get a couple econoboxes to fill the garage. Or, spread it out more evenly. And, no leasing, you’re going to be stuck with these decisions.

Have fun!