Average repair costs: $404.61
Index rating: 1.09
Dominating the Top 10 didn't mean much for Nissan. Neither did having the Top 2 SUVs and second-ranked sedan in the land. Older Nissans haven't aged well, and they drove up the brand's average repair costs 10% from $366 last year. Updating the catalytic converter just crushes the 14.5% of Nissan owners who have to do so. It doesn't help that its older Nissan Quest minivans are absolutely awful, with the 2006 Quest basically a giant shredder that car owners just keep throwing money into. It joins Volkswagen's 2003 GTI in that dreaded Bottom 1% that should be reserved for demolition derbies, movie stunt sequences and lawn decor.
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