20 Used Cars To Avoid. Photo by AudiAG. The Audi Q5 was a hit when it first hit the market. The compact SUV was loaded with luxury features and had a fantastic interior. The suspension and steering were well built, offering exceptional handling and comfort. The engine was a powerful V-6 that gave owners plenty of pep to zoom down the road.
108 Used Cars to Avoid Buying. The list is made up of vehicles that are up to 10 years old, but most on the list are late-model used vehicles. Check out the full list below and scroll down to the brand you're interested in. As always, I recommend using TrueCar No Haggle and Edmunds Price Promise to see the lowest prices your local dealers are willing to offer.
Toyotas are generally some of the most reliable cars, and so is their best-sold Crossover/SUV, the RAV4. However, if there are model years to avoid when shopping for a used RAV4, those would be the 2006, 2007 and 2008. Problem? Excessive oil consumption.
18 Used Cars You Should Avoid According to a variety of sources, the following cars represent the worst used vehicles you could purchase, especially when it comes to reliability. If you're in the market for buying a car, these are the cars to avoid (in no particular order).
Consumer Reports has the lowdown on cars with known reliability issues and tells you the used cars to avoid buying.
Find the Cars You Want Avoid the ones you don't! Start your search for a used car, truck or suv by its vehicle history. Carfax has millions of used cars for sale, including certified pre-owned autos from dealers nationwide.