Who is repairpal, and why should we trust them? I only glanced at the site, so I'm honestly not sure.
Even if a car was average reliability, I'm not sure how that makes it a problem or a terrible car to make any effort to steer people away.
What you're basically saying is, "Don't buy that car, it's terrible! It's only as reliable as everyhing else!". If you're on the hunt for the most reliable car, that's a little different. But it still doesn't make the one in question actually bad.