When buying a new car, few things are more important than reliability. You want the vehicle you purchase to last you for many years, with minimal problems.
We’ve already covered some of the most reliable cars you can possibly buy, but on the flip side, there are some vehicles you really want to steer clear of (no pun intended) at all costs.
There is no worse feeling than spending hours of your time and thousands of dollars working to fix a car that is malfunctioning through no fault of your own. The cars on this list are all relatively cheap, but will end up costing you much more in the long run, as maintenance and repair costs can exceed their sale prices in some cases.
Here are five cars you should avoid buying, unless your idea of fun is spending your paycheck on repairs.
#5: Chevrolet Silverado
Unfortunately, you’ll notice a theme with American-made vehicles being very common on this list. We start off with the Chevy Silverado, one of the more common American-made trucks.
The 2015 Chevrolet Silverado has an MSRP of just over $26,000, and represents one of the worst values for that price range, as the Silverado has much worse consumer ratings than similar trucks from competitor companies.
While recent models of the Silverado have provided improved fuel economy for the typically gas-guzzling truck, the Silverado is one of the most complained-about vehicles on the road. Common complaints focus on the uncomfortable seats, tacky interiors, and low-quality suspension that makes for a jittery, jolting ride – certainly not what you want out of a heavy-duty truck. The Silverado was also one of the most recalled vehicles in 2014, which is certainly not a positive.
Silverado is currently undergoing a lot of tweaks and redesigning in the last two years, so maybe the truck’s reliability will improve. But for now, this truck causes more problems than it is worth.