Cars I wouldn't buy

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I would not buy:

1. Fiat.

In my country they cost much and have very little resale value. They also have a bad reputation for reliability issues. The parts are not easy or cheap to get. I had an old boss who bought a Fiat, preferring European to Japanese vehicles. He said only the dealer supplied the parts for his car. That's a serious red flag for me!

2. Chevrolet and Suzuki.

Both are supplied by one dealer in my country. Forget about getting the parts anywhere except at the dealer, and at astronomical prices. An engine can cost you more than the entire car is worth. This is particularly true for the Chevrolet. My brother owns a Spark. One time he said that an engine would cost him $65,000 of our dollars, while selling the vehicle would bring in $8,000.00. There is also the issue of safety. One day a guy in my country was driving his Chevrolet Cruze on the highway when he lost control of the car. The car just kept speeding up, reaching as fast as 200 km/h. He could not stop the car because the brakes wouldn't respond. He could not slow down. He could not downshift because the gear shifter locked up. He could not steer the car because the steering wheel locked up. All he could do was jump in the back of the car and tearfully call the police explaining his problem. When it finally crashed, his being in the back was what saved his life.

3. BMW and Mini.

Astronomical maintenance costs and resale value that collapses faster than the Concorde are the reasons I won't buy these.

4. Toyota Prius.

This is a good idea but sadly out of my reach. A new Prius costs over $400,000 of our dollars. There is also the smaller Prius C/Aqua at $175,000.00 but I'm over 6' in height so that would be a mismatch. Buying a used one is a bad idea because of the complexities of the vehicle and the maintenance costs. Should a battery go bad, it would set you back at least $15,000 of our dollars. Not everyone here knows how to work on electricical problems related to this car correctly. If someone were to rear end you, you would have the job on your hands to source replacement parts.

5. Mazda.

Specifically, any with that rotary engine, such as the RX-8. From what I understand, restarting the engine too soon after switching it off can get it flooded. Correcting that problem is difficult and expensive.

To say that cars are vastly overpriced to the point of the most outrageous display of profiteering in my country is an epic understatement. I'd rather invest the sanity and the little money I have in a vehicle different from those.

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  • MannySimms
    Location, right? For me, anything over 50,000 USD is out of the question. It's a rule. I never paid 30K for a car. Out of the question!
    Is this still revelant?

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  • sparke328
    The real question is: where do you live?
    • Trinidad and Tobago.

    • sparke328

      Ooooh in the Caribbean... Yeah in America BMW, Chevrolet, and Mazda are pretty good companies/ have good cars and MUCH CHEAPER in retro-speck with amount of money that it costs you in your country. I would agree that a Fiat and Toyota Prius would not be a good buy.

  • BlueFlame14
    You won't buy a BMW? Wow, you're crazy
    • BMW'S in Trinidad and Tobago can cost upwards of $1,000,000.00 and within 2 years can depreciate by as much as 50%. A replacement engine can cost $100,000.00. Here most of us work for $5,000.00 to $7,000.00 if so much. Maybe I am crazy.

  • Good take
  • Yawn
  • Yes. I usually only buy red fords.
  • ImjustTooGudd
    So whats the question?
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