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10 Cars You Should Avoid Buying

January 2, 2014

As with anything manufactured, not everything can be a masterpiece - sometimes there's a few duds. And the same is true with cars. Consumer Reports recently revealed their list of the 10 cars they recommend avoiding based on how poorly they performed on their tests.

On the list of the worst performers are the likes of the Chevrolet Spark CVT, Lexus IS 250, Lincoln MKS, and Mitsubishi Mirage. Reasons for why these 10 cars made this list range from uncomfortable rides, bad handling, cramped cabin room, and confusing controls.

VehiclePrice as Tested
Chevrolet Spark CVT$15,420
Honda Crosstour$35,820
Lexus IS 250$43,823
Lincoln MKS$50,070
Mercedes-Benz CLA$38,675
Mitsubishi Mirage$14,095
Mitsubishi Outlander$27,180
Nissan Sentra$20,570
Nissan Versa Sedan$15,490
Scion tC$21,130

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TrueCar and RydeShopper 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.
- Gregg Fidan

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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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