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5 Cars You Should Avoid Buying

December 4, 2014

Unfortunately, not every vehicle is a winner. If you're currently shopping for a new car, it's important to know which ones are not up to snuff when it comes to reliability, fuel economy, and other important factors.

Consumer Reports recently released their list of what they call "automotive turkeys" of 2014 - vehicles that fall short compared to their competition.

On the list is the Mitsubishi Mirage, which Consumer Reports says had the lowest road test score of all the vehicles they recently tested. Also on the "turkey" list are the Fiat 500L, which is reportedly the lowest-rated model in regards to reliability, and the Nissan Armada for worst fuel economy. See below to see which 5 vehicles to avoid.

VehicleReason
Fiat 500LReliability
Mercedes-Benz GL350 BlueTecAccident avoidance
Mitsubishi MirageOverall test scores
Nissan ArmadaWorst fuel economy
Nissan Versa SedanLowest owner satisfaction

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- Gregg Fidan

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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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