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Friday, February 9, 2007

What are the worst cars to buy at car auctions

What Are The Worst Cars To Buy by Dominic Ferrara

What are the ten worst cars to buy? We'll tell you, or at least give you our opinion. We'll also talk a little bit about what can make any car one of the worst cars to buy.

Before we get to our list (it has about 25 car models on it), please don't make the mistake of buying the hot car of the year. You won't get any break on price, and by the time you're ready to sell it, the car will no longer command the top dollar you paid-you'll overpay, and undersell. Think of the Hummer when it first came out, or the New Beetle, or the Mini Cooper. Any dealer who was lucky enough to have one of those on his lot had no reason whatsoever to let it go at less than top dollar, which often meant he was able to sell it for more than the (too high) list price. If you buy the car everyone's talking about, you're probably going to wish you hadn't.
We also strongly encourage you to avoid cars in the first year or two of release. Manufacturers change new models significantly based on customer and dealer feedback and common problems that have surfaced. Don't be a guinea pig. Give the car makers a couple of years to iron out the kinks.

As good as a lot of cars on the market are today-even cars that in the past were winding up on everyone's list of ten worst cars to buy-no one should sell one until they've owned it for at least ten years. One money-management study I read found that people who kept their cars for ten years or more saved $400,000 or more by the time they retired at age 65. It didn't matter if they bought new or used cars, or whether the car was a top of the line model or something more modest. A lot of people think it's cheaper to buy a new car than to pay for repairs for the one they own; it often isn't.

And now our list of the worst cars you could buy in 2007.
BMW 7 Series
Chevrolet Astro
Chevrolet Blazer
Chevrolet Express
Chevy S-10 with 4WD
Chevrolet Venture
Chrysler Town & Country (the all wheel drive model)
Dodge Grand Caravan (with all wheel drive)
GMC Jimmy
GMC Sonoma 4WD
GMC Safari
GMC Savana
Infiniti QX56
Lincoln Aviator
Lincoln Navigator
Jaguar S series
Jaguar X series
Jeep Grand Cherokee
Kia Sedona (all Kia's make us nervous)
Land Rover Discovery
Mercedes CLK,
Mercedes M- class
Mercedes S-Class
Mercedes SL
Nissan Armada
Nissan Titan
Oldsmobile Bravada
Oldsmobile Cutlass
Oldsmobile Silhouette
Pontiac Aztek,
Pontiac Trans Sport
Volkswagen Cabrio
Volkswagen Jetta Turbo
Volkswagen Jetta V6,
Volkswagen New Beetle
Volkswagen Touareg (notice how many German cars are on our list?)

We believe most people would agree that these are some of the worst cars to buy on the market today. With so many good cars on the market, in so many different styles, why not avoid these altogether? Good luck in your search?

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