A car which, in general, has defects which substantially impair the use, value, or safety of a vehicle.
A newly purchased car that is not functioning properly.
A lousy car.
a car that continues
a car that has a defect
a car that has numerous problems, or a problem that just doesn't seem to go away (like some of the electical power steering stories we've read about)
a car that the auto manufacturer has stated has a known problem, or is one of the few vehicles that just never worked right
a manufacturer "buy-back" which was found to have multiple defects
a motor vehicle sold
a motor vehicle that has a problem or problems, covered by the warranty, that substantially impairs the use, value, or safety of that vehicle
a new car that has an unfixable problem
a new or used vehicle (depending on the state) that continually has a defect or defects
a nice way of saying the car is a piece of junk
a vehicle that comes off the assembly line not working properly and probably never will
a vehicle that continues
If after a reasonable amount of attempts the authorized dealer is unable to conform a new vehicle to any of its applicable express warranties, the manufacturer shall either provide its customer with a new vehicle of a like model line, if available, or otherwise comparable vehicle as a replacement, or accept the return of the vehicle from its customer and refund to its customer the purchase price paid for the vehicle less a reasonable allowance for use of the vehicle. Lemon laws vary in the states that have enacted them. Lemon laws may not exist in all states.
a product, especially a car, that is defective in some way.
A new car that has repeated problems because it wasn't built correctly, or a used car with hidden problems the buyer didn't see at time of purchase.
A vehicle with persistent mechanical problems. Definitely a vehicle to avoid. To check if your vehicle is a lemon, enter your VIN here.
Vehicle has persistent automotive deficiencies.
(Slang) A vehicle, usually new, that has a large number of defects.
A lemon is a defective car that, when purchased new or used, is found by the purchaser to have numerous or severe defects not readily apparent before the purchase. Any vehicle with these issues can be termed a 'lemon,' and, by extension, any product which has major flaws that render it unfit for its purpose can be described as a 'lemon.'