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 the right choice by discarding the cars which have not a very good reputation.

Smart ForTwo

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

decent fuel economy
reasonably affordable

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
good solo-driving car
capacity for up to 3 adults and one kid

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
outdated design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

good towing capacities

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

affordable transportation

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

New Car Under $13000? Buy A Mitsubishi Mirage 2014 (Review)

Mitsubishi iMiev

2015 mitsubishi imiev

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

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

Lincoln MKT

2015 Lincoln MKT suv

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

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
great resale value

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

compliant ride
simple controls

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

Jeep Patriot 2012, the cheapest SUV for sale in USA

Jeep Compass

2015 Jeep compass suv

Recent cosmetic updates
modest off-roading ratings

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

coupe and convertible alternatives
small and fun urban transportation

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

seven-passenger crossover SUV

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

Pleasant to drive

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

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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