8 Cars You Should Avoid Buying at All Costs

The 2001 Jaguar X-Type

When you’re going to buy a new — or new to you — car, you should be doing your research on what’s a good buy. You may already have a list of what you want or where you want to look.

You may have some requirements for what you absolutely have to have. But there are some cars out there, even if they fulfill most of your standards, that you need to steer clear of.

In fact, you should stay far, far away from these vehicles that are known for being the worst models out there. If you see any of these cars on the lot, it’s best to just hop back in your vehicle and get out of there.

The 2001 Jaguar X-Type
Jaguar is known for its name, so when you buy the car, you’re shelling out extra money for that status symbol. But with status should also come some type of quality, right?

Not necessarily so. When they debuted this new car, with it’s fancy interior and pretty hood ornament, enthusiasts found the engine of a Ford Mondeo underneath, something with much less power and performance.