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Top 20 Used Cars To Avoid by holufemy: 9:03am On Jul 18, 2015
Thinking of buying a used car? Some cars are not be considered, due to certain reason soon to be revealed. ConsumerReports.org published list of 20 cars to be avoided from the 2003 to 2012 models. This Articles lists 10 cars , others will be in the Part 2.

20. BMW 7-Series

Although this car is expensive, and a flagship car from the German auto maker BMW, it is known to have lots of issues over the years. The 2002-2003 model has so much issues, BMW had to call back some models. Some regions had to extend the warranty period to 7 years/100,000 miles as against 4years/50,000 miles. BMW 7 series is ranked among these categories Engine major Faults, Engine minor faults, Transmission major, Transmission minor.

19. BMW X-5 (Six Cylinders)

Also from the German auto-maker is the Six Cylinder 3.0i X-5 2003-2011 model. Its very unstable, even with the improvements in 2005, its still unstable. Its ranked worse in the following faults include: Engine Major, Engine Minor, Drive system, Climate Control, Power control, Audio System.

18.Chrysler PT Cruiser

It ranked worse in Engine Major, Engine Minor, Engine Cooling, Transmission Major (though this was improved in 04-06), Drive System, Fuel System, Electrical System, Climate System, Suspension, and Squeaks and Rattles faults. PT cruiser also has a loud cabin.

17. Chevrolet Uplander

it ranked worse in Transmission Minor, Drive System, Fuel System, Electrical System, Climate System, Suspension, Brakes, Paint and Trim, Squeaks and Rattles, Body Hardware, and Power Equipment faults.

16. Chrysler Town & Country

Town & Country's Engine Cooling, Climate System, Suspension, Brakes, Paint and Trim, Squeaks and Rattles, Body Hardware, and Power Equipment are not reliable. Though its fair in handling, braking, fuel economy, and fit and finish.

15. Dodge Caravan and Grand Caravan

Caravan is very popular, yet it has issues similar to that of Chrysler Town & Country.

14. Dodge Journey

The Journey had a bit unsettling ride and its handling lacked agility in Consumer Reports’ testing. Major issues were in its Drive System, Electrical System, Suspension, Brakes, Paint and Trim, Squeaks and Rattles, Body Hardware, and Audio System.

13. Dodge Ram 2500(Diesel)
Common problems with the turbo diesel model were mostly in the Drive System and Fuel System. Some years suffered from worse rankings in Engine Cooling, Climate System, Suspension, Exhaust, and Body Hardware.

12. Ford Explorer (V6 4WD)

Consumer Reports found the V6 Explorer’s power plant to be crude and noisy while the 2006 redesign didn’t help to improve the SUV’s fit and finish. Handling lacked agility while the ride remained stiff. Improvements were made with the 2011 model, when the Explorer moved to the Flex’s platform, helping it give a comfier ride with a well-finished interior. As for reliability, older models suffered from Transmission Major, Transmission Minor, Drive System, Suspension, Paint and Trim, Squeaks and Rattles, Body Hardware, and more recently, Audio System issues.

11. Ford F250 (Diesel)

The turbo diesel Ford F-250 was ranked worse in several categories, including Engine Major, Engine Minor, Engine Cooling, Drive System, Fuel System, Electrical System, and the exhaust had issues in 2008.

10. Volkswagen Toaureg
According to Consumer Reports Toaureg owners also have their fair share of issues with the vehicle. The first-generation Touareg has received complaints for having premature failure of the center support bearings, an issue that would occur after the original warranty was over. Though much improved in 2011, the older Touareg suffers from Engine Major, Transmission Minor, Drive System, Fuel System, Electrical System, Power Equipment, and Audio System issues.

9. Saturn Relay
Saturn relay was introduced in 2005, it was discontinued in 2007 due to poor sales. Consumer Reports found the minivan to have a stiff and noisy ride, reluctant handling, and its fit and finish insubstantial. Reliability suffers in the following categories: Engine Cooling (2007), Transmission Minor, Drive System, Fuel System, Electrical System, Climate System, Suspension, Brakes, Paint and Trim, Squeaks and Rattles, Body Hardware, and Power Equipment.

8. Saturn Outlook
This is the survivor of the Saturn Relay, it lasted four years from 2007-2010. it’s always wise to avoid automaker that no longer exist when shopping for a used car. Categories with worse marks through its model years include Engine Major, Engine Minor, Engine Cooling, Transmission Major, Transmission Minor, Drive System, Electrical System, Climate System, Suspension, Squeaks and Rattles, Power Equipment, and Audio System. In fact, the Outlook only scored better in Exhaust, and Paint and Trim in 2007.

7. Nissan Armada

Although the Nissan Armada very powerful with 9,100 pounds towing capacity, It has lots some uhmmm 'not so cool' attributes. brake system, exhaust and audio systems got the worst scores. In the 2010-2011 model years, the Armada got worse in Electrical System (2010), Climate System, Paint and Trim (2010), Squeaks and Rattles, Body Hardware, and Power Equipment (2010).

6. Mini Cooper s

The Mini Cooper S may be a fun, stylish compact car, but is also one to avoid purchasing used. There’s no denying its popularity on the market, but the Cooper S isn’t free of troubles. In its current form, the Cooper S is powered by a turbocharged, 1.6-liter engine with 181 hp and 177 lb-ft of torque.

The Cooper S, according to Consumer Reports, has reliability issues with its engine, engine cooling, transmission, and fuel system. Other categories that received poor marks over the years include Climate System (2003), Suspension, Exhaust, Paint and Trim (2008), Squeaks and Rattles, and Body Hardware.

5. Mercedes-Benz GL-Class

This is the only Mercedes Benz on the list. Despite the reputation of the German automaker the Mercedes benz GL class reliability suffered in several categories. Worse rankings were given for the Engine Minor, Transmission Major, Drive System, Fuel System, Electrical System, Suspension, Paint and Trim, Body Hardware, Power Equipment, and Audio System categories.

4. Kia Sorento V6

Stiff ride with clumsy handling, Engine Major issues, Engine Cooling, Drive System, Fuel System, Climate System, Brakes, Exhaust, Paint and Trim, Squeaks and Rattles, Body Hardware, and Power Equipment. In 2004, its Audio System received poor marks but was improved since.

3. Jeep Wrangler (Four Door)

The Wrangler originally debuted in 1987 and has since been known as one of America’s most rugged vehicles. Still, Consumer Reports found enough issues from used Wranglers to have it on its list. The Wrangler has issues like numb and slow steering, clumsy handling, and road noise was loud and constant. Minor Transmission issues, and Fuel System issues.

2. GMC Acadia
It is GMC’s first crossover SUV and is the first unibody vehicle from the automaker. One of the major issues Consumer Reports found on the GMC Acadia in its 2009 testing was the transmission’s reluctance to downshift at certain times. As for its reliability, the Acadia was vastly improved in the 2011-2012 model years, though from 2007-2010 it ranked worse in the following categories: Engine Major, Engine Minor, Engine Cooling, Transmission Major, Transmission Minor, Drive System, Electrical System, Climate System, Suspension, Squeaks and Rattles, Power Equipment, and Audio System.

1. Nissan Pathfinder

Nissan Pathfinder has fair share issues, especially the 2005 model. Major problem is transmission. Other issues include fuel system, body paint issue

Source: http://www.wheelsng.com/2015/06/top-used-cars-to-avoid-part/

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Re: Top 20 Used Cars To Avoid by RaDaZaBaNa(m): 9:11am On Jul 18, 2015
mko

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Re: Top 20 Used Cars To Avoid by lonelydora(m): 9:11am On Jul 18, 2015
Op, my one cent advice........ Stop using a KAZEEM mechanic. Routine maintenance and OEM parts are the life of any car.

Op, must have "e dey drink fuel" mentality and "as long as it's not a Toyota" mentality.



INTROVERT, where art thou now?

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Re: Top 20 Used Cars To Avoid by prodiG(m): 9:11am On Jul 18, 2015
where are the pics

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Re: Top 20 Used Cars To Avoid by premiums: 9:11am On Jul 18, 2015
Thanks for the information.
Re: Top 20 Used Cars To Avoid by BizBayo: 9:12am On Jul 18, 2015
nice info. Thanks

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Re: Top 20 Used Cars To Avoid by HirstMOG(m): 9:12am On Jul 18, 2015
STC equivalent to FTC!

But I don't need used cars anyways
Re: Top 20 Used Cars To Avoid by natas22: 9:12am On Jul 18, 2015
You would have added pictures to it.
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Re: Top 20 Used Cars To Avoid by ednut1(m): 9:12am On Jul 18, 2015
nissan pathfinder 05 bros u can lie o. my friend has been using dat ride since 2012. only been worked on 2wice. and d car still dey fire

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Re: Top 20 Used Cars To Avoid by Antarch: 9:13am On Jul 18, 2015
Also add Volkswagen Passat (all of the models from 2000) and Nissan Altima.

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Re: Top 20 Used Cars To Avoid by layinkakeem(m): 9:13am On Jul 18, 2015
What about tortoise car ? Ijapa ?

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Re: Top 20 Used Cars To Avoid by ibkgab001: 9:13am On Jul 18, 2015
It is true
Re: Top 20 Used Cars To Avoid by Richie0974: 9:14am On Jul 18, 2015
Aiit
Re: Top 20 Used Cars To Avoid by igbsam(m): 9:14am On Jul 18, 2015
pisures na
Re: Top 20 Used Cars To Avoid by shikshark: 9:14am On Jul 18, 2015
what about top 20 used cars that are advisable to buy?

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Re: Top 20 Used Cars To Avoid by kabasa24: 9:15am On Jul 18, 2015
Nice information
Re: Top 20 Used Cars To Avoid by JeffreyJamez(m): 9:16am On Jul 18, 2015
No Range Rover Sport......I'm on the right track then grin

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Re: Top 20 Used Cars To Avoid by Apsssal(m): 9:16am On Jul 18, 2015
Thanks so much, u hv done so well for the info.
Re: Top 20 Used Cars To Avoid by allanphash7(m): 9:17am On Jul 18, 2015
She does not own a car
lonelydora:
INTROVERT, where art thou now?

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Re: Top 20 Used Cars To Avoid by femadesh(m): 9:18am On Jul 18, 2015
Tanx for the info

But Nigerians mostly use Toyota and Honda

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Re: Top 20 Used Cars To Avoid by gbodimowo: 9:22am On Jul 18, 2015
Where are the toyotas

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