While buying a used car can save you money in the short term, an unreliable option can result in expensive repairs that outweigh the cost-effectiveness. Consumer Reports has been collecting used car ratings for years and sharing which vehicles with more than 20,000 miles have the lowest ratings. Even some of the most trusted high-end brands have issues with certain model years.
Based on Consumer Reports ratings and reviews, here are the used cars that are almost guaranteed to get you into financial trouble.
Jeep Grand Cherokee: 2007, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016
Jeep likes to talk about its vehicles’ off-road capabilities, but there are some models that generally shouldn’t be on the road. The company’s reliability scores dropped significantly in 2007, then followed the same pattern from 2011 to 2014 and into 2016.
While other vintages are generally considered good years to buy, the ones listed above had issues, including the power module failing for many buyers. If you want a Jeep, avoid listing the model year.
Continue reading the following section, as it features used cars that are nearly guaranteed to assist you in achieving financial stability.