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Nicoalbum
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 3:27:59 PM

One of the more recent urban myths claims that there’s no such thing as a badly made automobile anymore. For consumers who’ve had their car’s electric power steering shut down at highway speeds, or had their transmission fill up with caustic antifreeze disgorged from a burst radiator coupling, nothing could be further from the truth. Today’s cars may be better engineered, but the proliferation of new technologies and lowest-bid suppliers has introduced some costly faults just the same

We put together a list of the worst reviewed 2nd-hand models we’ve come across in the past few years

'07-09 BMW 335i Coupe
'05-07 Chevrolet Cobalt
'07-09 Mini Cooper
'07-08 Jeep Wrangler
'07-08 Toyota Camry
'08-10 Dodge Grand Caravan
'09-10 Jaguar XF
'00-06 Ford Taurus
'05-06 Nissan Pathfinder
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jetskijerry
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Message Posted: Oct 2, 2013 12:06:18 AM

one urban myth-buy new cars
jetskijerry
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Message Posted: Oct 2, 2013 12:05:58 AM

do your research
millerin
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2013 11:55:14 PM

good to know.
drobbbb
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2013 11:42:37 PM

good to know
lesndave
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2013 11:32:58 PM

Wow! i am a little surprised at a few of them, since they are cars that I have owned
munkeyciao
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2013 10:11:04 AM

We have an '08 Mini Cooper and it's a great car. Go figure...
dudleydog
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2013 8:56:26 AM

reminds me to research some cars...
rte3tdi
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2013 7:40:46 AM

It's all about supply/demand and price. I will take an '09 335i in good condition for $1,000.
Nancy&Len
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2013 7:23:57 AM

Nothing I would own anyways.
EvenSkimpier
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2013 6:42:25 AM

Not surprised to see BMW topping this list. They aren't near the car they used to be.
BBopp
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2013 6:13:28 AM

The only one I would have considered would have been the Camry. Now that's not going to happen.
hyeglenn
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2013 3:16:34 AM

I always buy used, show me the car fax...
1momsunshine
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2013 2:29:20 AM

Nice to know.
LostInNY
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2013 2:28:43 AM

surprised to see some of the cars listed here...
MN1
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2013 1:53:42 AM

Nice to know.
kkimes
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2013 1:11:01 AM

No way the 07 - 08 Camry should be on that list. Sounds like someone just wants to slip a little zinger in on Toyota. Need to check their facts.
KAR120CSII
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2013 1:00:44 AM

Say it ain't so --
1GhettoWhipper
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2013 12:51:23 AM

were these cars on the list
in the car's origin year.?
How many have been recalled
for some/any reason.?
MrLefty0706
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2013 12:35:13 AM

Thanks for the info.
rahcat
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2013 12:12:06 AM

Good to know.
fuel2use
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2013 12:02:55 AM

Informative.
alterman156
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 11:28:31 PM

Always check Consumer Reports for the repair records of any vehicle.
lesndave
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 11:14:56 PM

Buyer beware.
lin95688
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 11:12:48 PM

lucky me
Vetteblu
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 10:27:13 PM

Lucky, I own none of these.
jjb67
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 9:58:44 PM

I just traded in our 02 Ford Taurus almost a year ago...good thing!
Punai
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 9:52:35 PM

guess it's a good thing that the economy sucks so badly and that I don't have any money to buy any of these "bad" cars.
sickhp
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 9:21:15 PM

Ok got it.
tillandsia
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 7:21:46 PM

Thanks for the tips.
Discovery02
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 6:50:27 PM

Good advice. Thanks for sharing.
crep1291
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 5:30:35 PM

Won't buy any of those.
rcornel
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 5:13:05 PM

Goon info.
SUNOIL
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 5:10:22 PM

Now, you've been told
sdslim
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 4:56:52 PM

Good to know.
humblepie
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 4:48:19 PM

im happy with my 2002 jetta tdi
cisson
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 4:45:37 PM

I have never bought a used vehicle, just because of all the disasters happening, you don't know that you aren't buying one that has been in a flood.
montpelier28
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 4:19:11 PM

Surprised at some although I do hate the new Jaguars.
theocean
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 4:07:58 PM

Ok ... TY
Night Owl
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 4:04:40 PM

Thanks for posting this list.
Pielededrac
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 3:57:36 PM

I would not buy any of these cars anyway, so I am good.
doggod
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 3:53:30 PM

Uh, OK. Wasn't gonna buy a car this year anyway, used or otherwise.

Patriots9
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 3:40:25 PM

ok thanks
djwhit
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 3:30:33 PM

OK..........
Nicoalbum
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 3:29:07 PM

Crown the list with Honda Civic DX '10 - and you'll have it all
mastermariner
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 3:28:37 PM

Have allready
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