Though you wouldn’t know it by reading the news every day, now really is a great time to buy a new car. Buyers can find screaming deals around every corner, but I want to pass on a warning that some of those deals may be too good to be true.
U.S. News & World Report has issued its list of worst cars for the money, so if you’re determined to snag the deal of the century on a new car, don’t be fooled by these:
Guess how many G5s Pontiac sold in January nationwide: 10,000? 2,000? No, think lower. Like 767. Seems most of America already knows that the G5’s comfort, performance, and quality seriously lags behind the competition’s.
I’m a big Suzuki fan, but I still understand why the XL-7 made this list. Seriously, with a 5-year cost of ownership at $47,000, it’s hard to justify purchasing one unless you can get yourself a good half off of sticker. And good luck with that.
Turns out the only thing this Jeep commands is a 50- to 60-percent depreciation rate over 5 years. Who wants to take bets that this awkward monstrosity won’t survive past 2010?
I was disappointed to see the Titan on this list, but given that its fuel mileage doesn’t compete with other full-size trucks’ and it costs a good $5K more, the value factor just isn’t there.
When you’re competing with the likes of Infiniti, Lexus, BMW, and Cadillac, you sure as heck better bring your best. The S60 isn’t Volvo’s best… but let’s see what the 2010 version brings before making a final judgment.
We may get some hate mail for this one, but hey, we didn’t make the list, we’re just telling you about it. The Eclipse definitely has its fans, but its performance doesn’t stack up against other sports cars’.
Do you agree with this list? What do you think are the worst car values out there?