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7 New Cars You May Want to Avoid

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 CarsDirect 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%

3 Steps Every Car Buyer Needs to Take to Save Maximum Money

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About The Author

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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