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The 10 Most Overrated Cars on the Market Today


There are a lot of great cars on the market today, but there are also a lot of cars that are simply overrated. While some truly impressive cars fly under the radar, others are oversold, overhyped, and marketed to death by the companies that make them. This type of hype inevitably leads to certain models failing to live up to their promise and letting down people who take the bait and buy them anyway. And truth be told, some of the most well-known cars, and biggest brands, are the most overrated in the automotive world. Here’s a list of the 10 most overrated cars on the market today.

10. Toyota Supra MKIV

The Supra has been a staple of Toyota’s vehicle line-up for years now. And it has some things worthy of a recommendation – notably its powerful engine. And many automotive critics have praised the Supra over the years for its reliability. But the car really isn’t perfect. The Supra suffers from a problems with the fans used to cool the engine, as well as the suspension and hydraulics. And while a Supra was featured in the original Fast and Furiousmovie, it doesn’t mean that this car can street race with just any vehicle. While it is true that the Supra has potential to be a beast on the street (after much modification), it doesn’t change the fact that most of them are used for hauling groceries home from Costco than street racing. Bottom line: This car is overhyped.


9. Porsche 911

Say it ain’t so! We know, the Porsche 911 is a legendary car by many standards. In 1963, Ferdinand Porsche decided that there needed to be a larger, more comfortable version of the 356 car he had developed, and created what is now known as the 911. This led to a model that has spanned generations, and continues to thrive today. But as good as the 911 is, the vehicle has some major flaws. Chief among them is that the more hardcore versions, such as the GT3 and the GT3 RS, have had some serious engine issues. Furthermore, in 2005, Porsche introduced the Cayman, a design that slotted in between the 911 and the Boxster. The Cayman was mid-engine and a blast to drive. With the introduction of the 2015 model Cayman, Porsche deliberately toned it down so as to not overshadow the 911. But the presence and performance of the Cayman alone shows that the iconic 911 is overrated.



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