10 New Cars You Should Avoid Buying
December 6, 2012
Dodge, Jeep and Nissan are just a few of the manufacturers that have made it on a list of new cars to stay away from, according to a recent article on Forbes.com
Cars such as the Dodge Journey, Jeep Wrangler, and Nissan Versa Hatchback are included on a list of 10 cars that were picked due to such things as below-par handling and performance, low marks for quality and reliability, and low crash testing ratings. Forbes used sources such as Consumer Reports
, J.D. Power and Associates, the Highway Loss Data Institute, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to compile the results.
Below are the 10 cars Forbes.com suggests you avoid, along with a few of the reasons why.
|Vehicle to Avoid||Why?|
|Dodge Journey||Base powertrain lacking, low marks for reliability and satisfaction|
|Jeep Compass/Jeep Patriot||Below-par performance, marginal side-impact performance|
|Jeep Wrangler||Clumsy handling, uncomfortable interior, hard to get in and out of, marginal crash performances|
|Nissan Versa Hatchback||Below average quality, design/performance and reliability|
|Nissan Xterra||Uncomfortable ride, low marks for quality and design/performance|
|Smart ForTwo||Impractical, underpowered, requires premium-grade fuel|
|Suzuki Grand Vitara||Below-par performance and handling, low marks for quality and reliability|
|Suzuki Kizashi||Low marks for quality and reliability|
|Suzuki SX4||Slow acceleration, noisy cabin, uncomfortable ride, cramped interior, unimpressive fuel economy|
|Volvo XC90||Below-par handling, higher than average ownership costs, below average reliability |
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