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9 New Cars You Should Avoid Buying

January 18, 2018

The Car Connection this week released a list of 9 vehicles for 2018 that you should avoid buying. The reasons vary from outdated designs, to lackluster rides and barebone features.

See below for the list of vehicles to avoid, and which alternative vehicle is recommended. As always, I recommend using TrueCar No Haggle and Edmunds Price Promise to see if the best prices local dealers are offering right now.

Lowest Rated Cars for 2018

Cars to AvoidBetter Alternative
2018 Dodge Journey2018 Volkswagen Tiguan
2018 Mitsubishi Mirage2018 Kia Rio
2018 Nissan Frontier2018 Chevrolet Colorado
2018 Ram Promaster2018 Ford Transit
2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport2018 Subaru Crosstrek
2018 Nissan Versa2018 Chevrolet Sonic
2018 Ford Fiesta2018 Honda Fit
2018 Fiat 500L2018 Kia Soul
2018 Dodge Caravan2018 Chrysler Pacifica

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.

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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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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