5 Popular New Cars to Avoid
August 16, 2012
Just because a car is a best seller doesn't mean that it's a good choice for you.
Consumer Reports just released a list of 5 popular cars you should avoid buying. These are some of the best-selling cars in their class, yet they don't perform well in testing or suffer from poor reliability.
Here's the list including why you shouldn't buy and alternative vehicles you should consider instead.
|Vehicle to Avoid||Why?||Good Alternatives|
|Honda Civic||Took too many shortcuts in its latest redesign. Choppy ride, noisy cabin, vague steering, and mediocre interior quality.||Subaru Impreza, Hyundai Elantra, Mazda 3|
|Jeep Liberty||Rugged and unrefined driving experience. Handling is clumsy, interior is cramped and cheap feeling. Engine is noisy and gets low mpg.||Toyota RAV4, Subaru Forester|
|Toyota Prius C||Quality is low. Suffers from stiff ride, noisy cabin, slow acceleration.||Honda Fit|
|Dodge Grand Caravan||Very problematic. Suffers from numerous squeaks and rattles and power-related failures. Unimpressive gas mileage.||Toyota Sienna|
|Ford Edge (V6)||Jittery ride, lots of road noise, distracting controls. Bad reliability.||Toyota Highlander, Nissan Murano, Mazda CX-9|
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