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10 Cars You Should Avoid Buying
January 2, 2014As with anything manufactured, not everything can be a masterpiece - sometimes there's a few duds. And the same is true with cars. Consumer Reports recently revealed their list of the 10 cars they recommend avoiding based on how poorly they performed on their tests.
On the list of the worst performers are the likes of the Chevrolet Spark CVT, Lexus IS 250, Lincoln MKS, and Mitsubishi Mirage. Reasons for why these 10 cars made this list range from uncomfortable rides, bad handling, cramped cabin room, and confusing controls.
|Vehicle||Price as Tested|
|Chevrolet Spark CVT||$15,420|
|Lexus IS 250||$43,823|
|Nissan Versa Sedan||$15,490|
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- Gregg Fidan
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About The AuthorGregg 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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