7 Cars You May Regret Buying

When signing all the paperwork after purchasing a new car, there's always a little fear that you will regret your decision. The sad news is there are some vehicles that car buyers end up getting rid of really quickly -- sometimes in less than a year.

According to an article on Forbes.com, the average car buyer keeps their car for nearly 8 years, but about 2.7% of all new vehicles are traded in after only being owned for about a year. For some particularly bad models, nearly 11% of all buyers sell it within a year.

Forbes reported on the top seven vehicles that are sold within their first year of ownership. At the top of the list is the Buick Regal, with an average of 10.7% of owners selling it after the first year. Other vehicles on the quick-to-sell list include the Chevrolet Sonic, BMW X1, and Nissan Frontier.

Top 7 Cars Sold After Less Than One Year

Vehicle% Sold After 1 Year
Buick Regal10.7%
Chevrolet Sonic8.9%
BMW X17.8%
Dodge Charger7.7%
Mercedes-Benz C-Class7.4%
Chevrolet Cruze7.2%
Nissan Frontier6.9%

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- Gregg Fidan

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Gregg Fidan 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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