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15 New Vehicles You Should Avoid Buying

September 25, 2014


Although it's sad to think about, not every new vehicle is a winner. For those considering purchasing a new car, it's important to know which vehicles you should avoid.

Forbes understands this, and recently released a list of the 15 vehicles they suggest buyers avoid based on things like initial quality and resale value depreciation. Vehicles on the list include the BMW 7 Series, Dodge Journey, Jeep Compass, Mitsubishi iMiEV, and Scion iQ – see below for the full list.

Vehicles to Avoid Buying for 2014
BMW 7 Series
Cadillac XTS
Dodge Journey
Fiat 500L
Jeep Compass
Jeep Patriot
Jeep Wrangler/Wrangler Unlimited
Lincoln MKS
Lincoln MKT
Mitsubishi iMiEV
Mitsubishi Mirage
Nissan Armada
Nissan Titan
Scion iQ
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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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