Jaguar XF
Jaguar XF
The smaller, older by one year, and less pricey ($54,075) Jag XF fared nearly as poorly as its higher-priced counterpart. Blame it on dismal reliability and mediocre road test scores, although the XF is slightly more economical to operate at a cost per mile of $1.18. India's Tata owns Jaguar now, and clearly it has plenty of work ahead of it. Customers have become wary. Despite a strong market for luxury cars in 2011, Jag sales fell 8% last year.

By Alex Taylor III, senior editor-at-large @FortuneMagazine - Last updated February 08 2012: 5:41 AM ET
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