5 Cars You’ll Love to Drive, But Hate to Own

5 Cars You'll Love to Drive, But Hate to OwnThe Downside of Certain Cool Cars May Be Hard to Ignore

There are some cars that just about everyone loves to drive, but if they become problematic you might hate to own them. Whether there is a terrifying safety issue or the vehicle is just impractical because of repeated repairs, some vehicles aren’t worth buying just because they look cool.

There’s no greater thrill than finally getting behind the wheel of your dream car. Yet sometimes reality doesn’t live up to expectations. Drivers wind up having a love-hate relationship with their car or SUV, but eventually, they may want to speak with a qualified California lemon law attorney about parting ways with the vehicle.

Owners of the following list of cool gas and electric-powered cars have complained to federal safety regulators about everything from defective electronics to engine failures.

List of 5 Cars We Love and Hate

2020 Dodge Charger

One of the first vehicles on our list has been a classic American muscle car. The Dodge Charger was first released in 1966 and is now in its seventh generation. We love this car because it has old-school vibes, but we hesitate because there are some risky safety issues. Some owners have complained their Chargers suddenly shut down while driving and came to a complete stop. One of these owners told federal safety regulators they feared they would crash after they lost all power to the throttle, power steering, and lights while traveling at 70 mph on the freeway. Read more about the Dodge Charger.

2021 to 2023 Jeep Wrangler

5 Cars You'll Love to Drive, But Hate to OwnThe Jeep Wrangler is both sporty and fun to drive, whether you are on a freeway or off-road. The Jeep brand has been around for more than eight decades, but not all rides will turn into a great adventure. Sometimes, drivers face problems such as mechanical failure, overheating, or high-pressure fuel pump failure. These are just a couple of issues our law firm has handled for clients with 2019 to 2023 Jeep Wranglers. Other top problems with Jeep owners involve the electrical system, steering, the death wobble, suspension, engine, power train, rear-view cameras, seat belts, fuel tank, the clutch pressure plate overheating, and more.

Mercedes Benz GLE SUV

The Mercedes Benz brand is known for its luxury and performance. The German automaker released its first vehicle nearly 100 years ago in 1926. Today the brand continues to evolve with the latest GLE SUV line. The latest 2021, 2022, and 2023 GLE SUVs have experienced recalls, engine problems and interior electronics issues. These problems may diminish its value. Motorists have taken note and U.S. consumers pulled back on Mercedes-Benz GLE models. There were 65,074 units sold in 2021, but the next year only 57,933 in 2022, according to Car Figures. Read more about the Mercedes GLE SUV.

Tesla Model X Electric Vehicle

 5 Cars You'll Love to Drive, But Hate to OwnThe Tesla Model X gets top marks for being cool with its futuristic Model X equipped with falcon wing doors. However, you might wonder if it is  worth the $100K price tag when problems such as false forward collision warnings bring it to a screeching halt. Some drivers complain about the yoke steering wheel being awkward and backup camera malfunctioning. Furthermore, Consumer Reports recently published its updated reliability report pertaining to the most unreliable electric vehicles on the market today. At the top of the unreliable cars list is the Tesla Model X.

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E Crossover

Some of the issues that Mach-E owners have encountered include battery cell failures, charging system, electrical problems, and frozen display screens. Also, some owners report their Mach-E has become immobile at times. In fact, earlier this year on Jan. 9th, the electric vehicle lost its Consumer Reports recommendation due to its lack of reliability. Now Ford is recalling some 48,000 Mustang Mach-E electric crossover vehicles due to a safety defect that could cause it to become immobile while in motion or fail to start.

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If you purchased a defective defective vehicle with repeated problems or safety issues, it may be time to reach out to an experienced attorney and get help. Whether it’s a Tesla Model X, a Ford Mustang Mach-E, a Jeep Wrangler, a Dodge Charger, or some other car that is problematic, California Lemon Law Attorney James Johnson will review your case and let you know if it qualifies as a lemon.

We highly recommend vehicle owners obtain invoices for all repairs and recall visits from the dealership. These documents will support your potential case. Should the vehicle experience repeated issues or become a safety risk, these documents support the Lemon Law Claim. Contact us for a free case review at 1-(877) 465-8161 or read on for answers to frequently asked questions

Published on June 20, 2023

Disclaimer: This article provides general information about vehicles that may be covered by the California lemon law. However, the lemon law has very specific requirements that must be met for your vehicle to be considered a lemon. Every case has a unique set of circumstances and there are specific criteria that must be met for the lemon law to apply. It is imperative that you take immediate action if you believe your vehicle may qualify.

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