New 2015 Cars You Shouldn't Buy or Consider

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Written on: 04-06-2015 06:45am    Title: New 2015 Cars You Shouldn't Buy or Consider
According to Forbes, this is the list of cars you should avoid if you are planning to buy a new one these coming days. This list is based on the latest results obtained by J.D. Power surveys respect to initial quality, long-term reliability, performance and design. Also, rankings for resale value depreciation obtained by experts at ALG and the list of vehicles with low scores in terms of performance and overall value reviewed by Consumer Reports.

Probably, buying a new car is one of those purchases that we all want to do at least once in life. If this is your case, let the experts help you to make a right choice by discarding the cars which have not very good reputation.

Smart ForTwo


2015 smart fortwo
New 2016 Smart ForTwo at New York Auto Show - photo credit: NY Daily News

Pros:
decent fuel economy
reasonably affordable

Cons:
premium-grade fuel needed
below average depreciation
among lowest-scoring cars in CR
too tiny
herky-jerky transmission
under-powered engine
dumb car


Scion IQ

2015 scion iq
Pros:
good solo-driving car
capacity for up to 3 adults and one kid

Cons:
oddly aligned seating
below average ratings for residual value, initial quality, performance, and reliability
rear seat is awful
cabin is loud
lame acceleration


Nissan Titan

2015 nissan titan truck
Cons:
outdated design
outclassed by Ford, Chevrolet, GMC, Dodge and Toyota trucks
rated below average in residual value and performance
among worst value trucks in Consumer Reports surveys

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Nissan Armada


2015 nissan armada suv

Pros:
roomy
good towing capacities

Cons:
heavy handling
low marks for initial quality and reliability
among the lowest overall scores from Consumer Reports
bad fuel economy
poor reliability
high ownership costs


Mitsubishi Mirage


2015 nissan mirage hatchback

Pros:
affordable transportation

Cons:
Widely criticized
slow acceleration
below average marks for performance
among lowest scoring models in Consumer Reports

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Mitsubishi iMiev


2015 mitsubishi imiev

Pros:
about 62 miles per charge
one of the most affordable EVs on the market

Cons:
small and oddly designed
low ratings for residual value
low overall performance scores
significant price drop


Lincoln MKT


2015 Lincoln MKT suv

Cons:
it’s been a while without a major update
below-average scores for initial quality and reliability
below-average marks for depreciation


Lincoln MKS


2015 Lincoln MKS sedan

Cons:
it’s been a while without a major update
below-average performance ratings
below-average residual value ranking
one of the worst values among new cars on Consumer Reports
distracting multimedia operating system


Jeep Wrangler

2015 jeep wrangler crossover
Pros:
great resale value

Cons:
limited passenger comfort
poor ride and handling abilities
excessive wind noise at high speeds
among the lowest scoring models in Consumer Reports tests
the Unlimited model is part of the worst values list
low marks in initial quality, performance, and reliability


Jeep Patriot


2015 Jeep Patriot suv

Pros:
compliant ride
simple controls

Cons:
low marks in performance and reliability
below-average residual value ratings

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Jeep Compass


2015 Jeep compass suv

Pros:
Recent cosmetic updates
modest off-roading ratings

Cons:
weak engine
dull and sluggish
outclassed by the competition
small cabin, cheaply trimmed
low ratings in initial quality, performance, and reliability
below-average resale value rating

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Fiat 500L


2015 Fiat 500L coupe

Pros:
coupe and convertible alternatives
small and fun urban transportation

Cons:
low marks in initial quality and performance
below-average resale value rating
No ratings yet about long-term reliability


Dodge Journey


2015 Dodge Journey SUV

Pros:
seven-passenger crossover SUV

Cons:
outdated design
low power on its base model
below-average reliability
lack of agility and a transmission
low scores in reliability and performance
below-average resale value rating

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Cadillac XTS


2015 Cadillac XTS luxury sedan

Pros:
Pleasant to drive

Cons:
falls short in today’s luxury-car market
among the industry’s worst values
competition offers more for less
low marks for initial quality and performance
below-average resale value ratings


BMW 7 Series


2015 BMW 7 Series luxury sedan

Cons:
have lost its edge in recent years
languid styling
it doesn't feel as sporty as it used to in previous years
expensive and not very efficient gas-electric hybrid model
ponderous vehicle with ungainly handling
part of the lowest-scoring cars
listed in the worst overall values and most expensive operating costs in its class
rock-bottom resale value
below average performance

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