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Used Car Models to Stay Away From

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Most people start shopping for a new vehicle by making a list of the models they like primarily based on looks or possibly recommendations from friends and family. There are also a lot of “Best of” and “Top 10” lists to help you decide which autos to shop for. Another helpful piece of information is Consumer Reports’ list of Used Cars to Avoid Buying. This is a list of vehicles by make, model, and year that are all rated below-average in reliability. Of course, you can always buy any car that you like but if you pick one of these you may end up paying a lot more in terms of ownership costs than you hoped.

2015 Acura TLX – Transmission and electronics complaints landed the TLX on the magazine’s hit list.

2015 Cadillac Escalade – The flagship SUV from Cadillac suffers from a harsh, uncomfortable ride, due to poor suspension for the vehicle’s size. Reviewers also criticized the electronics, drive system, and transmission.

2015 Chevrolet Corvette – For the most part the issues reported by Consumer Reports for the 2015 Corvette are more nuisances like info screen and GPS malfunctions and squeaking convertible tops but reports of brakes wearing out too fast dragged the car onto the avoid list.

2014 – 2015 Chevrolet Silverado – Consumer Reports predicts that the 2015 Silverado will be expensive to own and rates reliability low. An EPA rating of 17 MPG explains some of the ownership cost.

2015 Fiat 500L – The Fiat 500L has a predicted reliability score that is over twice as bad as the overall average score.

2015 Honda Pilot – The Honda Pilot was totally redesigned for 2016 and that should come as no surprise as the 2015 model was ranked low for cheap interior materials, lackluster handling, and an underpowered engine.

2015 Jeep Compass – The compass is poorly rate in both owner satisfaction and reliability. The mid-sized SUV is criticized for poor cargo space, excessive engine noise, poor acceleration, and many other flaws.

For the rest of the list, pick up the April issue of Consumer Reports and for the best deals on a new or used car let AutoBuying101.com help you find an awesome auto at a great price.