4. MINI Cooper Countryman
At first blush the people at CR seem to really enjoy the MINI Cooper Countryman. They praise its fun-to-drive nature, comfortable seats, quick steering and “fantastic agility.” But then the rose withers. They find the compact crossover’s controls frustrating to use, its ride stiff and cabin noisy. Uh oh, this isn’t looking good, and it’s not. Like an asteroid entering earth’s atmosphere reliability has fallen to well below average. What are the chances it’ll explode before impact?