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2011 Top Premium Used Cars to Avoid

These premium cars will bleed you dry.

By Rss | June 04, 2013
    • 2011 Audi A4 Sedan

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      Why it's on the list: Repairs; Used Price; Maintenance
      Starting off the list is the Audi A4 Sedan. Not surprisingly, one of the reasons it landed on our list is the used price tag. Most luxury automakers still have a high price on their used vehicles, and Audi is no different. Combine that price tag with repair costs, and the Audi looks less and less appealing. These aren't cheap to fix, so when something does go wrong, it's best to have some extra cash set aside for this very reason. On top of everything, the most costly aspect about the Audi A4 is its maintenance costs. It takes some work to keep it running smoothly. Added together, there is just too much money coming out of your pocket for this car to be worth it in the long run.

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    5 comments
    Vaughn Shirley
    Vaughn Shirley

    Purchase of used cars have been increased a lot these days and the reason behind it I think is, its low price and great performance. But there are many cars you should avoid using which are shown in above pictures. So make sure you don’t get any of them and if you already have any of them you can simply check out these tips http://www.iautobodyparts.com/guide_and_tips.html and maintain your car.

    Jon Norman
    Jon Norman

    I'm talking about depreciation more than reliability. An XJ-L is about $110,000 new. Off-lease it drops to the $60k range.

    Jacob Brown
    Jacob Brown

    Believe it or not, Stormin Norman, Jaguar USA has done really, really well in reliability surveys in recent years. Ford helped the company hugely bring up the quality when it owned Jag for nearly 20 years, and Tata, the current owner, hasn't dropped the ball. They're good finds on the used market, but they're like any other formerly $50-120k car when it comes time to repair them. A lot of people I've spoken with love their Jag X-Types, though, which were more or less based on the same mechanicals as the Ford Mondeo. Those are reasonable cheap to fix because parts are so plentiful.

    Jon Norman
    Jon Norman

    SO BASICALLY: don't buy a used Benz, BMW or Audi! (I'm surprised Jaguar didn't make the list) And the funny thing is that rich people lease them and discard them to avoid loosing $ as they depreciate.