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5 Cars You Should Avoid Buying
December 4, 2014Unfortunately, not every vehicle is a winner. If you're currently shopping for a new car, it's important to know which ones are not up to snuff when it comes to reliability, fuel economy, and other important factors.
Consumer Reports recently released their list of what they call "automotive turkeys" of 2014 - vehicles that fall short compared to their competition.
On the list is the Mitsubishi Mirage, which Consumer Reports says had the lowest road test score of all the vehicles they recently tested. Also on the "turkey" list are the Fiat 500L, which is reportedly the lowest-rated model in regards to reliability, and the Nissan Armada for worst fuel economy. See below to see which 5 vehicles to avoid.
|Mercedes-Benz GL350 BlueTec||Accident avoidance|
|Mitsubishi Mirage||Overall test scores|
|Nissan Armada||Worst fuel economy|
|Nissan Versa Sedan||Lowest owner satisfaction|
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