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108 Used Cars to Avoid Buying

March 2, 2017

This week, Consumer Reports compiled a list of 108 used cars you should avoid buying based on reliability ratings.

The list is made up of vehicles that are up to 10 years old, but most on the list are late-model used vehicles. Check out the full list below and scroll down to the brand you're interested in.

As always, I recommend using TrueCar No Haggle and Edmunds Price Promise to see the lowest prices your local dealers are willing to offer.

Make Model Years to Avoid
AcuraTLX2015-2016
AudiA32016
AudiA42009-2010
AudiQ72015
BMW1 Series2011
BMW3 Series2008-2011
BMW4 Series2014
BMW5 Series2008, 2012
BMWX32007-2008, 2011
BMWX52011-2012
BuickEnclave2008-2011
BuickLaCrosse2007
BuickLucerne2008
CadillacATS2013, 2015
CadillacEscalade2015-2016
CadillacSRX2013
ChevroletCamaro2013
ChevroletColorado2015
ChevroletCorvette2016
ChevroletCruze2011-2013
ChevroletEquinox2010-2011
ChevroletHHR2009
ChevroletImpala2010
ChevroletMalibu Limited2016
ChevroletSilverado 2500HD2011-2012, 2015-2016
ChevroletSilverado 3500HD2015
ChevroletSonic2012
ChevroletSuburban2008, 2014-2016
ChevroletTahoe2014-2016
ChevroletTraverse2009-2011, 2013
ChevroletVolt2016
Chrysler2002015
Chrysler3002013-2014
ChryslerPT Cruiser2007-08
ChryslerTown & Country2008-2012
DodgeChallenger2015
DodgeCharger2014-2015
DodgeDart2013
DodgeDurango2012-2013, 2015
DodgeGrand Caravan2008-2012
DodgeJourney2012-2013, 2015
DodgeRam 25002007
Fiat5002012-2013, 2015
Fiat500L2014
FordEscape2013
FordExpedition2012
FordExplorer2016
FordF-2502008, 2010, 2014
FordF-3502008, 2013
FordFiesta2011-2014
FordFocus2012-2016
FordMustang2015-2016
FordTaurus2010
GMCAcadia2007-2014
GMCCanyon2015
GMCSierra 2500HD2011-2012, 2015-2016
GMCSierra 3500HD2015
GMCTerrain2010-2011
GMCYukon2014-2016
GMCYukon XL2008, 2014-2016
HondaAccord Crosstour2011
HondaCivic2016
HyundaiGenesis2016
HyundaiSonata2011
InfinitiJX2013
InfinitiQX602014
JeepCherokee2014-2015
JeepGrand Cherokee2011, 2013-2014, 2016
JeepLiberty2008
JeepRenegade2015
JeepWrangler2007-08, 2015
KiaRondo2009
LincolnMKC2015-2016
LincolnMKS2013
MazdaMazda32016
MazdaMazda52008
Mercedes-BenzC-Class2015
Mercedes-BenzGL-Class2014-2015
Mercedes-BenzM-Class2011
Mercedes-BenzGLE2016
Mercedes-BenzS-Class2015
MiniCooper2007-2011, 2015
MiniCountryman2012
NissanJuke2012
NissanMurano2016
NissanPathfinder2013-2014
NissanRogue2014
NissanSentra2013
Ram15002014, 2016
Ram25002012, 2014-2015
SaturnOutlook2007-09
SubaruImpreza2009
SubaruOutback2008
SubaruWRX/STi2015
TeslaModel S2014
TeslaModel X2016
ToyotaTacoma2016
VolkswagenBeetle2014
VolkswagenCC2010
VolkswagenGolf2010, 2016
VolkswagenGolf SportWagen2015
VolkswagenGTI2012-2013
VolkswagenJetta2010, 2014-2016
VolkswagenPassat2007, 2014
VolkswagenTiguan2011, 2013
VolkswagenTouareg2014
VolvoS602015
VolvoXC902016

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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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