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Top 10 Cars You Should Avoid Buying in April 2015

You work hard for your money and one of the best ways to treat yourself is buying a brand new car. However, you don’t want to waste your money on a vehicle that’s not dependable and end up costing you hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars in future repair bills.

There are many factors to consider when shopping for a new car. Many of them include, price, safety, gas mileage, cost-to-own, insurance, performance and repair costs to name a few. Taking these factors in consideration with your personal situation can narrow down your vehicle selection choices to just a few prospects.

Consumer Reports researches and performs hundreds of tests on thousands of cars every year. Their tests include everything from road tests to customer satisfaction polls and everything in between. After discovering which makes and models didn’t make the cut, they’ve listed them to warn consumers in the market for a new vehicle.

Based on their research and road tests the vehicles below are the top 10 vehicles you should avoid purchasing in April 2015.

Top 10 Cars to Avoid Buying in April 2015

RankCategoryVehicleBase MSRP Price Range
1Least ReliableFiat 500L$19,295 – $24,595
2Lowest Owner SatisfactionJeep Compass$18,995 – $28,495
3CR Lowest-Scoring CarMitsubishi Mirage$12,995 – $15,395
4CR Lowest-Scoring SUVJeep Compass$18,995 – $28,495
5CR Lowest-Scoring TruckToyota Tacoma$20,965 – $37,615
6Most Expensive to Own Midsize SedanVolkswagen Passat (V6)$21,340 – $35,995,
7Worst Value Midsized SedanNissan Altima (V6)$22,3000 – $31,950
8Worst Value Small SUVJeep Cherokee$22,995 – $30,795
9Worst Fuel EconomyNissan Armada 13-MPG Overall$38,060 – $53,330
10Worst Used CarMini Cooper SN/A

If you’re considering the purchase of a new or used vehicle, make sure you do your research and due diligence first. I recommend using an online referral service such as Ryde Shopper and Motor Trend to guarantee you pay the lowest price. These services will provide you with free quotes, tell you what others are paying for the vehicle you’re considering in your local area and which dealers are will to provide you with the greatest discounts.