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1. Ford Explorer
The Ford Explorer has been popular since it was released in 1991 and is one of the safest SUVs on the road today. While it has plenty of safety features that get it placed on many “safest vehicle” lists, the Explorer is plagued by other issues that make it a very questionable choice for a used vehicle. Several model years are listed on carcomplaints.com’s worst vehicles lists, and the 2003 Explorer is on the 20 worst vehicles ever list! The transmission is the source of many problems, and when it fails the repairs are very costly. Many users complain about paint issues, which leads to rust on the body of the vehicle. A used Explorer is a car to stay away from.