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TOTD: Which Automakers Are Overrated?

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 6/17/2014 Christian Seabaugh
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Automakers are pretty good at building up their own hype. Toyota and Honda have the reputation of being safe and reliable, Ford powerful and economical with its EcoBoost engines ( even if the latter may be inaccurate ), and Mazda simple and sporty. Sometimes though, certain automakers don't live up to the hype surrounding their nameplate.

Take Mazda, for instance. Our forum member iqjumpuw recently went shopping for a midsize sedan with his wife. With the Mazda6's sporty reputation in mind, the local Mazda dealer was his first stop. iqjumpuw and his wife loved how the '6 looked, and its features, but found the midsize sedan to be underpowered, and thus not at all like the sports car he was expecting.

That brings us to today's Thread of the Day. We want to know which automakers you feel are most overrated, and why. Sound off with your picks in the comments below.

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