12 New Cars You Should Avoid Buying
This week, Forbes released a list of 12 new cars you should avoid buying, due to a myriad of reasons including difficult-to-master infotainment systems, limited appeal, or poor designs.
Forbes looked at Consumer Reports reliability ratings along with JD Power's dependability and initial quality surveys, as well as their own subjective driving impressions. Fiat Chrysler vehicles accounted for nearly half of the new cars to avoid for 2018
Here is the list of vehicles you should avoid in 2018:
- Acura ILX
- Dodge Grand Caravan
- Dodge Journey
- Fiat 500
- Fiat 500L
- Fiat 500X
- Ford Focus
- Ford Fiesta
- Ford Taurus
- Jeep Wrangler JK
- Maserati Ghibli
- Mitsubishi Mirage
3 Steps Every Car Buyer Needs to Take to Save Maximum MoneyThe key to getting the best deal is to gather price or lease bids from as many local dealers as possible. Then shop that best price around until no one can beat it. Here are the steps:
Step 1 Get Prices From My Trusted NetworkSelect the vehicle you're interested in to see if there are local dealers in my network who will provide you with their best upfront price. You will get direct access to an internet sales manager who you can further negotiate with online (no need to visit dealership).
Step 2 Get Prices From TrueCar / CarsDirectTrueCar, and CarsDirect are my top 2 online price quote recommendations. These services show you pre-negotiated prices from dealers closest to you - and the deals are usually pretty decent. But remember, you can still negotiate further.
Step 3 Complete my ChecklistFollow this up with my checklist to make sure you squeeze out every last bit of savings.
- Gregg Fidan
Each week, I'll keep you up-to-date on the latest car deals and news that might affect your purchase. This includes...
- Best Rebates, Incentives, and Lease Deals
- Latest Car Buying Scams and Tricks
- The Best & Worst Time to Buy a Car
- Which Cars You Should Avoid