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The worst cars to buy used

When it comes to buying a used car, Utah residents want to know that they are getting a reliable vehicle. With so many vehicles to choose from, it can be overwhelming to find a used car that will drive well and be able to hold up for years to come. Here is a list of used cars when Utah buyers should take caution.

1

BMW X5 2008/09

BMW X5 2008/09

This large crossover SUV is cited by both Consumer Reports and J.D. Power and associates for having worse than average reliability. Problems with the fuel system, body hardware and power equipment have been noted.

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Jeep Wrangler 2008/09

Jeep Wrangler 2008/09

Low marks for reliability from J.D. Power and Consumer Reports, and as many of these vehicles are taken off road in Utah, you will have to look out for excessive wear and tear.

2

Chrysler Town and Country 2008/09

Chrysler Town and Country 2008/09

J.D. Power surveys predict higher than average problems with these vehicles’ powertrains. Both J.D. Power and Consumer Reports predict they’ll suffer from feature/accessory failures.

3

Dodge Grand Caravan 2008/09

Dodge Grand Caravan 2008/09

J.D. Power also predicts higher than average problems with the powertrain in this vehicle as well.

4

Jaguar S-Type/XF

Jaguar S-Type/XF

Extensive transmission and engine issues on all V-6 and V-8 models have been noted. Owner surveys indicate that these cars will suffer from lower than average reliability and will cost a ton to keep running.

5

Lincoln MKS/MKT

Lincoln MKS/MKT

Received poor marks from J.D. Power on initial quality and long-term durability and rated below average in reliability by Consumer Reports.

6

Chevrolet Aveo 2009

Chevrolet Aveo 2009

Consumer Report takes issue with its fuel system, brakes, body integrity, body hardware and audio system. The NHTSA crash test ratings were not good for passenger side protection or driver’s side protection.

7

Mazda 626

Mazda 626

All models of this vehicle are noted to have automatic transmission issues.

8

Mini Cooper

Mini Cooper

These have bad transmissions that are extremely expensive to replace, as well as cheep interior parts and cheap hydraulics.

9

Land Rover Discovery

Land Rover Discovery

his car has expensive parts, expensive powertrains and bad electronics.

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