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If you think that's something, Consumer Reports many years go had i
warning info on the Fiero. As you know that car was a rear engined parts bin car and used brakes from the A body cars. The A body cars were front wheel drive
and light in the rear and tended to spin out on sloppy roads. Well, Consumer Reports knew about that tendency and in a stroke of genius, concluded that the BRAKES were at fault, rathert han the tires and weight distribution. Since the Fiero also used those brakes, they warned potential buyers of the Fiero about
"problem brakes." That took the cake for idiots parading as "experts." Consumer Reports should have stuck to testing vacuum cleaners and toasters. The
magazine also gave it highest rating to the Dodge Dart as a compact car , leading my brother-lin-law to buy one. That car set all time records as the most recalled vehicle of all time. The hood louvers were rusted at the time of the sale, to give you a hint at the extent of their problems.
 

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His Dart must have been mid '70s. '78 Aspens were known for morphing into easy access to trunk through holes in body vehicles. But Lee changed all that with the K cars and Omni/Horizon, despite proclivity of latter to eat head gaskets for lunch. Another CR debacle was the outriggers they installed onto a Subaru 360 and proceed rto say it was the most prone to rollover of all cars at that time, topped only by teh Suzuki Samarai. They did not care for the Sub's suicide doors, either.
 
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