Two More Used Cars for the “Avoid” List

2008 GMC Acadia

When the all-new 2011 GMC Acadia debuted, I didn’t hesitate to recommend it to friends and family in the market for a new SUV. I even considered one for my family before choosing to buy a used Lexus RX 330 instead.

My decision came down to one of longevity. The Lexus had proven itself as an established and reliable model. I hesitated on the Acadia because buying an American car in its first couple model years scared me.

I really want to like the Acadia. I love its looks and am impressed by the interior space it offers. However, I think I made the right choice by not buying one and believe there are better choices for people in the market for a used SUV. Keep reading for why I’d pass on a used Acadia, along with a few other cars that might not be wise buys.

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“Used Cars to Avoid” Might Actually Be Great Buys

2008 Jeep Wrangler

Used '08 Wrangler: Buy it or skip it?

Forbes Magazine loves its lists.

Normally the well-respected financial rag dishes out primo advice on topics ranging from smart investment strategies to its infamous rundown of the World’s Richest People.

Sometimes, though, even the great can stumble. Forbes recently published a list it calls “10 Used Cars to Avoid,” and, quite honestly, there are some questionable choices earning that dubious distinction.

In fact, I agree with only two.

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