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2011 Top Premium Used Cars to Avoid

These premium cars will bleed you dry.

By Rss | June 04, 2013
    • 2011 BMW 5 Series Sedan

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      Why it's on the list: Repairs; Maintenance; Depreciation; Used Price; Insurance
      Next up is potentially the most expensive car on our list, the BMW 5 Series sedan. There's only one category that won't kill your bank, and that's fuel costs. What will hit you first is the maintenance and repairs. Although this is to be expected given BMW's reputation for being temperamental, what is surprising is that these aren't the main reasons you'll be strapped for cash. The depreciation value might hurt when you go to sell it, but that isn't anything compared to what you will pay for it. However, the most costly aspect of this car is the insurance. To get this thing insured, expect to be paying the big bucks.

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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.