20 Worst Used Cars

Compiled by Consumer Reports

By Dustin Lushing,  Newser Staff

Posted Mar 24, 2012 1:30 PM CDT

(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.

A 2008 Cadillac STS.
A 2008 Cadillac STS.   (AP Photo/Cadillac)
A Dodge Grand Caravan.
A Dodge Grand Caravan.   (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi, file)
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