Top 20 Used Cars to Avoid: Consumer Reports

In the market and shopping for a used car? Consumer Reports has released a list of 20 used vehicles to stay away from as they have a reputation for causing trouble. Listed is a top 20 list of used cars from 2003 to 2012 model year to avoid in alphabetical order. These vehicles had multiple years of much-worse-than-average overall reliability, according to Consumer Reports’ Annual Auto Survey.

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NHTSA Investigating Toyota, GM and Honda

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened investigations into defects found on 2006-2008 Toyota RAV4’s, 2005 Honda Pilots and 2007-2009 GMC Acadia and Saturn Outlook.

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2013 GMC Acadia Recycling Old Saturn Parts

GMC unveiled their 2013 Acadia crossover at the Chicago Auto Show last Tuesday, but they didn’t mention during the presentation that they sourced parts for their refreshed model from unusable Saturn Outlooks.

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General Motors Recalling 207,000 Crossovers Over Faulty Trim Piece

GM is recalling 200,000 crossovers, among them the Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Acadia and Saturn Outlook due to a piece of trim in the vehicle’s second row of seats.

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The Bigger They Get, the Cheaper They Are To Insure

It may cost more money to purchase and fill up, but SUVs , trucks and mini-vans are cheaper to insure. This information is coming from a recent government report that based its findings on the fact that some vehicles cost less to fix, and therefore reflects how much it will cost to insure.

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