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10 New Cars You Should Avoid

November 7, 2013

When purchasing a car, the last thing someone wants is to be stuck with an unreliable vehicle.

Consumer Reports recently released a list of the 10 least reliable new cars on the market. Those on the list include the Ford C-MAX Energi, Nissan Pathfinder, Hyundai Genesis Coupe and Ford Taurus.

If you're considering one of these models, you may want to reconsider unless you plan on replacing it when the warranty runs out.

1Ford C-MAX Energi (Plug-in Hybrid)
2Ford Escape (1.6L Ecoboost)
3Mini Cooper Countryman
4Ford C-Max Hybrid
5Nissan Pathfinder
6Volkswagen Beetle
7Cadillac XTS
8Ford Explorer (V6, 4WD)
9Hyundai Genesis Coupe
10Ford Taurus (turbo)

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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