Mercedes-Benz CLA sedan in red
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Would you do it all over again?

“Considering all factors (price, performance, reliability, comfort, enjoyment, etc.), would you get this car if you had it to do all over again?”

That's the question Consumer Reports asks its online and print subscribers each and every year, and the results are telling. From the responses of owners, CR then assigns each make and model an overall satisfaction score.

We've assembled a list of seven vehicles with the lowest scores in their categories. For more, check out the article from Consumer Reports.

Kia Rio sedan in white
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Kia Rio: 40 Percent

Of all the cars sold in the United States, none has a lower score than the Kia Rio. Only 40 percent of owners surveyed by Consumer Reports say they'd buy a Kia Rio again, which is 13 percentage points lower than the next worst-scoring car in its subcompact category.

According to CR, owners complain of a poor backseat, too little cargo space and an overall lack of features.

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Jeep Compass in black
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Jeep Compass and Jeep Patriot: 46 Percent

In the sport utility vehicle class, the Jeep Compass and Jeep Patriot tied for last position on Consumer Reports' list of the least satisfying new cars, with just 46 percent of owners saying they'd definitely buy the little 'utes if they had it all over to do again.

It's worth noting that both of these Jeep models have been discontinued for 2016, and that the Jeep Cherokee and Renegade scored higher.

Research the 2015 Jeep Compass
Hyundai Veloster in matte blue
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Hyundai Veloster: 50 Percent

Just 50 percent of Hyundai Veloster owners responded to Consumer Reports that they'd definitely buy the little hatchback again if given the chance. Owners complained of a lack of usable space and difficulty getting in and out of the vehicle.
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Nissan Quest minivan in silver
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Nissan Quest: 54 Percent

It seems many owners aren't very happy with their Nissan Quest minivans. Consumer Reports says that only 54 percent of Quest owners respond that they'd buy the vehicle again, which is a whopping 24 percentage points behind the segment leader.

A litany of problems were reported with Nissan's minivan, including cheap interior materials and a stubborn transmission. What's more, it's poor small front overlap safety score from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gives some drivers cause for concern.

Research the 2015 Nissan Quest
Mercedes CLA sedan in silver
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Mercedes-Benz CLA: 55 Percent

Is it surprising to see a Mercedes-Benz sedan rank so poorly in vehicle satisfaction? Perhaps it shouldn't be, considering that the CLA is the least-expensive vehicle from the German luxury brand. Owners tell Consumer Reports that the car rides stiff and is generally uncomfortable.
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Nissan Altima sedan in deep red
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Nissan Altima: 58 Percent

Just 58 percent of owners who responded to Consumer Reports say they'd definitely buy another Nissan Altima. That makes Nissan's entry the lowest-scoring midsize sedan sold in America on this list. According to CR, owners complained about the seats in entry-level Altima models, and there were numerous complaints about the car's automatic transmission, too.
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Nissan Frontier pickup truck in black
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Nissan Frontier: 60 Percent

Uh oh, Nissan fans. It turns out that the Japanese automaker sells three out of the seven-lowest-scoring vehicles on this list. Just 60 percent of owners responded to Consumer Reports that they'd definitely buy another Nissan Frontier if they had it all over to do again, making it the lowest-scoring pickup truck in owner satisfaction.
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