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7 New Cars You May Want to Avoid

December 3, 2015

With so many cars and trucks to choose from, a good way to limit your choices is to see which vehicles current owners would not consider buying again. After all, who knows the vehicle better than a person that uses it as a daily driver?

Consumer Reports recently released a list of seven new vehicles that were found to be the least satisfying and ones that owners said they wouldn't purchase again. Vehicles on the list include the Kia Rio, Hyundai Veloster, Jeep Patriot, and Nissan Altima. See below for the full list.

One thing to note however - several of the vehicles on this list are selling for big discounts off MSRP, so if you're really looking for a good deal, you may want to test-drive these vehicles and see if you beg to differ. Make sure to use TrueCar No Haggle and Edmunds Price Promise to see the discounts being offered in your local area.

Vehicle% Definitely Would Buy Again
Kia Rio40%
Jeep Compass/Jeep Patriot46%
Hyundai Veloster50%
Nissan Quest54%
Mercedes-Benz CLA55%
Nissan Altima58%
Nissan Frontier60%

My Recommendation for Car Shoppers

TrueCar, Edmunds, 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.
- 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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