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20 Worst Used Cars
Compiled by Consumer Reports
By Dustin Lushing, Newser Staff
Posted Mar 24, 2012 1:30 PM CDT
A 2008 Cadillac STS.   (AP Photo/Cadillac)

(Newser) – The only thing worse than buying a lemon is buying a used lemon. Here's a list of 2012's worst used cars compiled by Consumer Reports and courtesy of ABC News.

  • Audi Q5 (V6): Reported problems in 2002-2011 included engine cooling, body integrity, and especially the audio system.
  • BMW 535i: The 2008-2011 models showed technical difficulties in the fuel system and the electrical system.
  • Cadillac STS: "A total nightmare," says Consumer Reports. Production was halted after the 2011 model.
  • Dodge Grand Caravan: Once top of the line in its category, the old Grand Caravans are riddled with problems in their brakes, climate system, and body integrity.
  • Ford Thunderbird: The faux sports car was taken out of production in 2005 after troubles with the engine, electric system, and transmission.
Check out the whole list here.

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Mar 25, 2012 10:42 AM CDT
"Luxury" cars are probably designed to break. Never give a sucker an even break.
Mar 24, 2012 2:35 PM CDT
Funny that none of the "reporters" who wrote about the Consumer Reports article actually paid for the article so they could get the complete list.
Mar 24, 2012 1:52 PM CDT
...but there's only 10 cars in the slideshow you linked to...