10 Cars You Should Avoid Buying
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.
|Vehicle||Price as Tested|
|Chevrolet Spark CVT||$15,420|
|Lexus IS 250||$43,823|
|Nissan Versa Sedan||$15,490|
My Recommendation for Car ShoppersTrueCar 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
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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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