Kumbe these cars got issues

[SIZE=6][SIZE=5]I have seen Caldinas, B15, legacy, lancer zikiuzwa kama njugu online…so these could be the reasons ama ni mushene tu…[/SIZE][/SIZE]
[PHOTOS] Top 20 Used Cars to Avoid Buying in Kenya[/SIZE]

If you’re shopping for a used car, don’t fall into the trap of buying a vehicle that will let you down. While many used cars provide years of reliable transportation at a fair price, there are a few models that are disappointing for buyers.

Even though auto manufacturers have greatly boosted quality and reliability, buying a used car can still be a process fraught with anxiety. In addition to worrying about the honesty of the seller, you also want to be sure to avoid vehicles with poor reliability records.

According to a variety of sources, the following cars represent the worst used vehicles you could purchase, especially when it comes to reliability. If you’re in the market for buying a car, these are the cars to avoid (in no particular order).


[SIZE=4]1. BMW 330i/335i[/SIZE]
The BMW 3-Series commands respect. It is the gold standard for performance sedans. Too bad the 330i and 335i models, which are in the sweet spot of the 3-Series range, have proved so unreliable. Serious problem areas include the fuel system, major and minor engine components, body hardware and audio system. The 2012 BMW 3-Series is all-new.


[SIZE=4]2. 2009 – 2010 JAGUAR XF[/SIZE]
Jaguar is the most improved brand in J.D. Power & Associates 2012 Initial Quality Study, having leaped from 20th place last year up to second. The sexy, luxurious and sporty XF is a huge improvement over the S-Type it replaced in 2009. If only it were reliable. Its transmission, drive system and electrical system are among the major components prone to failure.


[SIZE=4]3. 2002, 2006, 2007, 2009 MERCEDES-BENZ M-ClASS[/SIZE]
It seems incongruous that a high-priced luxury car could be unreliable, but that’s certainly the case with Mercedes’ midsize crossover. The 2006 and 2007 models are particularly bad. They suffer from major engine problems, faulty electrical systems, broken body hardware, transmission woes and a host of other issues.


The MINI Cooper S and the slightly larger Clubman S have a more potent engine than their respective base versions. More power means more problems. Consequently, the S engines — turbocharged or supercharged, depending on the year — are seriously problematic. In addition, transmissions, fuel systems and body parts that squeak, rattle and break will also upset owners.


[SIZE=4]5. 2009 – 2010 NISSAN 370Z[/SIZE]
The fact that a Nissan is on this list proves that no automaker is invincible, not even one with a great track record for reliability. A 2009 redesign of this sporty 2-seater has unfortunately brought a host of problems that didn’t exist before, particularly related to the engine and transmission. The drive system, suspension and brakes are also failure-prone.


[SIZE=4]6. 2006 PORSCHE 911[/SIZE]
These race-bred sports cars are known for being almost bulletproof. But not all of them are. The 2006 Porsche 911 appears to be an anomaly, with problematic electrical and engine cooling systems. It’s hard to say for sure whether the 2006 model is alone in its deficiencies. Still, 2007 and 2009 models are reliable, as are the Porsche Boxster and Cayman.


This cute cult car is a letdown when it comes to reliability. Consumer Reports lacks data for models from 2008 through 2011, but 2007 and older models are riddled with issues. Both hatchback and convertible versions of the New Beetle have so many problems that it’s easier to list the areas that are sound: the suspension, brakes, exhaust and climate control system. Everything else will eventually need repair.


Comes with a 2.0 Cc engine, with a D4, the engines gets a problem when overheated, the resale value is almost 65% less the Retail price.


Has a gasoline direct injection engine (GDI), most of which are 1500cc, when this car break breaks down, don’t take it to the mechanic, just buy a new engine, its as good as a salvage.


This was a great and sleek car admired by the youth myself included, What went Wrong?, the electrical systems done by the Japanese electrical firm, have so far failed it, the Engine is generally bad, very high fuel consumption, maintenance costs are high.


[SIZE=4]11. The NISSAN B15[/SIZE]
This was the bachelors car, BUT has now been replaced by the COLT, The engine is a Total mess with over 70% of its consumers complaining of engine overheating, The Gear box occasionally malfunctions.


Expensive maintenance, poor performance, D4 engine.


Though its an SUV, the wear and tear is just enormous, after a year of continuous usage, you will probably park it on your door step.


Most of them are very good performers in their 1st and 2nd years in Kenya, after this, most of them can be sold for as low as Ksh500,000, this is almost 75% less its Market price.


The Worst Car Mitsubishi guys ever produced, Very high maintenance costs, if it breaks down


Ever heard of a car whose value depreciates to almost 0, this is the car, Why? try and drive it for over 10,000Kms, the car will call it a day, it can not move any more.


No spares, apart from DT Dobie, you will never find any Mechanic familiar with its engine system.


The Volkswagen Touareg, a midsize crossover SUV that is now in its second generation. It has garnered plenty of awards and attention over the years. Toaureg owners also have their fair share of issues with the vehicle. The first-generation Touareg has received complaints for having premature failure of the center support bearings, an issue that would occur after the original warranty was over. Though much improved in 2011, the older Touareg suffers from Engine Major, Transmission Minor, Drive System, Fuel System, Electrical System, Power Equipment, and Audio System issues.


Featuring retro styling in a compact body, the PT Cruiser was originally launched in 2000 before its production got axed a decade later in 2010. Through its production however, the American automaker gave it several variants including a two-door convertible in 2005. All said and done, there’s over 1.35 million PT Cruisers out there in the world, and you should probably stay away from all of them if you’re shopping for a used car. The PT Cruiser to have a somewhat stiff ride with a noisy cabin. Both the turbo and non-turbo models ranked worse in Engine Major, Engine Minor, Engine Cooling, Transmission Major (though this was improved in 04-06), Drive System, Fuel System, Electrical System, Climate System, Suspension, and Squeaks and Rattles.


Perhaps a surprise to some, the Jeep Wrangler four-door model is one to avoid on the used car market. The Wrangler originally debuted in 1987. Its latest generation originally debuted as a 2007 model year, and got some minor updates in 2010. Though the Wrangler is considered an off-road champ. In addition, it had numb and slow steering, clumsy handling, and road noise was loud and constant. Reliability issues in older models (2007-2010) include Transmission Minor, Drive System, Fuel System, Electrical System, Suspension, Exhaust, Paint and Trim, and Squeaks and Rattles.


meffi arguments about subarus.

Hapo kwa Subaru he hasn’t said anything. Hakuna kitu amesema.

But truthfully, these overly-electrical vehicles worry me. Unfortunately that’s the direction we’re heading to.

On the cruiser PT, I agree. That car even from my days in high school it was getting bad reviews kabisa.

kuna mtu hapa kenya in their right mind anaweza enda kununua nissan 370z?

8-11 ameandika umeff tuu

In short just buy ProboX6 or better still the new Toyota Wingroad na uwache kusumbua.

@shoti_mzito comment

How the fuck does a Nissan b15 na hizo Subaru anadai have problems without any mechanical data from the writer? Umeffi Tu.

Subbies are much more reliable than prolly the models he has left out. You only need to know what to do when servicing. Quite a number of Kenyan writers and blogs are shit.

Then the Mazda familia. Quite a crappy explanation. No concrete argument. And why are chaps concerned by fuel consumption all the time? Is that the only reason to buy a car?

N0 1, BMW @ochithunder come and defend your baby.

still see so many CUBES on the road, inaka introkanika alizijulia

[SIZE=5]Toyota 110, Premio “nyoka” and NZE[/SIZE] (automatic…manual tuliachia driving school).
Which would u go for…Watu wa BMW na Range na VX am sure pia mlianza hapa toeni maoni

gari sikupenda ni hiyo mazda tribute sijui ni 2000 CC? Mkokoteni mbaya sana. unaeza dhani itafail any time.
nimeendesha hizo crossover SUV 2000cc-2500cc and I found them very slow and underpowered. kama ni compact suv 3000cc please. kama ni suv kubwa kabisa fika 4500cc. otherwise kaa kwa saloon cars.

Umeffi tupu…ni engine gani haipati a " problem when overheated?"

When a car gets old, problems will be there…this for engine overheating is mainly coz of a corroded thermostat… A very inconclusive article…

Hii article yote ni upuzi.

Gari ni maintenance…hata probox itasumbua ikiwa neglected. Ukiuliza watu wa grogon the most sold engines in hizo 1-NZ za probox/fielder/nze/runx/etc bt since they are cheap; nobody says toyotas have engine problems

hapo kwa maintenance ni ukweli kila gari inatumia pesa. My daily toyota saloon gobbles up money like nonsense just because I repair it as required. The only time you can have a cheap to run car is when you neglect it.

Hii yote ni upuss.
No fact or detail.
Just spray everywhere.

Which engine doesn’t?

Hapa hajasema chochote.