Top Cars to Avoid Buying Right Now: Tips / Guide

 

By Posted 18 Jan 2011, 23:32

When choosing a car, it can often become very stressful – not like buying a house – but you get the idea. There are those who decide to purchase a new car, which means that they usually know just what vehicle they want, but what about when buying used? People like you and I need to know what cars to avoid buying right now.

Whenever I have purchased a used car I go to a dealer that I have known for some time, but what of those who you have never bought from before? The best thing is to always make certain that you take a mechanic with you who know what to look for. So what about those cars to avoid?

The website Dummies has a guide just for this, and offers some very valuable tips. Never purchase fleets cars, police cars or even taxis, as they tend to have high mileage and would have been abused. Used station wagons are another vehicle that you should try to avoid; this is because there could often be 50,000 put on them each year by traveling salespeople.

Used trucks, out of production vehicles and modified cars are also ones to avoid. The modified one stands out the most for me, as the previous owner would have made changes to the engine, which would reduce its lifespan. I know what you are thinking, there is not many left? But this is only a guide, and there is still a huge range of vehicles to choose from.

It is always hard to say what cars are best to be avoided right now, as this can change all the time, so a general guideline is always best. Ezine Articles has an interesting article about how to avoid fraud when purchasing a new vehicle. We have all heard the horror stories, so hopefully by reading their article you will not become a statistic.

For those thinking of buying a 2011 car, then check out the models with the best resale values here, we also discussed those which offered the best MPG ratings as well.

  • Wotsup

    I definitely wouldn't buy the one in that top picture. It looks VERY abused!!

    • fred

      duh tell us somethin we didnt already know

  • K. Muse

    If you click on a topic, you expect to read about it. I was disappointed not to see the article advertised.

  • j, preuninger

    well are you going to give us ba list or is this just a way to get us to read your B/S
    no help at all