Sometimes, lemon law firms may not be able to take on cases with older cars because those cars’ warranties have long expired before the first repair, or because those cars’ mileages far exceed the limits listed in the states’ respective lemon laws.
Some consumers may still choose to purchase older, used cars due to low costs.
If you are a consumer looking for an inexpensive, older car, exercise due diligence. Consumer Reports pored through data collected from its Annual Auto Surveys.
From that data, CR compiled a list of ten cars from model years 2000–2010 that required frequent, expensive repairs for the engine, transmission and head gasket.
Be wary of these car models if you are in the market for an older, used car.
1. 2009–2010 Audi A4 2.0T
2. 2008 Ford F-350 6.4L Diesel
3. 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser
4. 2008–2009 Mini Cooper/Clubman
5. 2010 Chevy Equinox/GMC Terrain
6. 2006 Jeep Wrangler 2.4L
7. 2010 Cadillac SRX
8. 2003 Acura MDX
9. 2006 Buick Lucerne
10. 2010 GMC Acadia