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10 New Cars to Avoid Buying

October 3, 2013

Let's face it -- not every new car is going to be a winner. That's why Forbes recently pulled together a list of the 10 new cars they advise car buyers to steer away from. On the list are vehicles like the Dodge Journey, which Forbes says despite an interior makeover and new V-6 engine, is still lacking in refinement and reliability.

Also on the list is the Nissan Versa Hatchback, which Forbes puts on the list due to below-average quality and reliability, plus high injury-claim frequency.

However, it's always important to remember that what one may consider the wrong car for them, another will purchase and be in love with for many years. So make sure to do your research, take a test drive, and always make the best decision for your particular needs.

Vehicle
Dodge Journey
Jeep Compass/Jeep Patriot
Jeep Wrangler
Nissan Versa Hatchback
Nissan Xterra
Smart ForTwo
Suzuki Grand Vitara
Suzuki Kizashi
Suzuki SX4
Volvo XC90

My Recommendation for Car Shoppers

TrueCar No-Haggle, Edmunds Price Promise, and 1-800 Car Show are the quickest way to see the lowest car prices in your area. These sites show you no-haggle prices from dealers closest to you - and the deals are usually really good. This should be the first step you take when negotiating your car price. Follow this up with my checklist to make sure you squeeze out every last bit of savings.

California Residents - Important:

There is a new online car buying service called Roadster, available only to California residents, which I highly recommend you try - especially if you hate the stress of haggling with a car salesman. They provide an expert concierge who negotiates the price of the car and delivers it to your home with zero hassle - you never have to interact with a dealership. Here is my in-depth review of Roadster and why I recommend it.

- Gregg Fidan

Gregg Fidan

About: Gregg Fidan


Gregg Fidan + is the founder of RealCarTips. After being ripped off on his first car purchase, he devoted several years to figuring out the best ways to avoid scams and negotiate the best car deals. He has written hundreds of articles on the subject of car buying and taught thousands of car shoppers how to get the best deals.

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