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BMW, Ford, Mercedes-Benz on 2011 dubious cars list

In its seemingly endless quest to present car lists, CNNMoney.com’s lastest automotive tabulation is its top-10 most disappointing cars of 2011. The list includes some surprising choices, BMW to Honda, Acura to Mercedes-Benz — manufacturers often on top-10 best car lists.

Here’s what Alex Taylor III, a senior editor-at-large for the website, wrote about the 2011 BMW X6 — the surprisingly poor seller:

“The X6 is marketed as a ‘sports activity coupe’ that combines the attributes of an SUV (high ground clearance, all wheel drive large wheels and tires) with the stance of a coupé (bold styling, dramatic sloping roof).”

“BMW sales are hot, but buyers are apparently confused by the concept, put off by the chunky styling, or deterred by the high price — close to $100,000 for the turbocharged M version. So far this year, BMW has sold just 1,559 of them versus more than 10,000 of the more conventional X5.”

Here’s the dubious list CNNMoney.com selected

Acura ZDX
BMW X6
Ford Flex / Lincoln MKT
Honda Insight
Maybach
Mercedes-Benz R-Class
Nissan Quest
Smart Fortwo
Subaru Tribeca
Toyota Tundra

To read the complete story, visit: 2011 Auto Disappointments

http://autos.yahoo.com/news/10-most-disappointing-cars-of-2011.html

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