When the folks at your trusted auto repair shop gave you the verdict that buying a new car is more practical than trying to fix your old one, you should listen to their advice. If your vehicle has been damaged beyond repair, it simply would be wiser to get a new car because it is less expensive and more convenient. But if you’re going to purchase a new vehicle, you should avoid the following new models, according to car experts.
While the ForTwo is reasonably affordable and easy to park, this micro car gets low marks from auto experts. For starters, its constant need for premium-grade petrol negates its fuel efficiency. Second, it is also among Consumer Reports’ lowest-scoring new cars because of its “tiny, two-passenger cabin, a herky-jerky transmission, and under-powered engine.”
Micro cars are gaining popularity these days. If you’re going to buy one, however, be sure to avoid the iQ. Like Smart’s ForTwo, it has received very low marks from Consumer Report. Not only does it have a very small cabin, it is also not the best choice if you’re looking for a compact car with good acceleration and engine power.
Highly outclassed by similar full-size pickup trucks from Chevrolet, Ford, and Toyota, the Nissan Titan get poor ratings on the residual value from ALG and on performance from JD Power.
Based on the Titan’s design, the Nissan Armada SUV is roomy and capable of towing a decent-sized boat. However, car servicing experts don’t recommend it because it is heavy and hard to maneuver. In addition, it received poor marks on fuel economy and reliability.
Although the Mirage received rave reviews from many car enthusiasts for its affordability and other cool features, Mitsubishi’s entry to the subcompact market failed to impress many industry experts. According to them, the Mirage fell short in many categories, including performance.
Dodge’s Journey, a seven-passenger crossover SUV, failed to impress car experts. Its outdated design and 2.4 liter 173 horsepower four-cylinder engine is amongst the factors that contribute to the SUV’s low score. Aside from receiving poor reliability and performance ratings from J.D. Power, the Journey also got below-average resale value rating from ALG.
If you’re going to buy a new car, make sure that you’ve done your homework well. Check consumer reports and expert reviews to know which of the newest models are not prone to frequent car repairs and can give you great value for your money.