Listed alphabetically by make and model, these cars, SUVs, and truck have a record of much-worse-than-average reliability, based on member responses to our Annual Auto Surveys. We recommend skipping all of them.
There are several models listed, all built in the last decade.
Worst Used Cars
Listed alphabetically by make and model, these vehicles have a record of much-worse-than-average reliability, based on subscriber responses to our Annual Auto Surveys.
Year(s) to Avoid
2015, 2016, 2017
2015, 2016, 2019
2013, 2015, 2020
2014, 2016, 2018
2016, 2017, 2018, 2022
2016, 2017, 2021
After a house, your car will usually be the second largest investment you will make in your lifetime. It seems like a no brainer to spend a few hours and a few hundred dollars to ensure that the vehicle you want to buy is a good investment. Unfortunately, many car owners bring vehicles to us that they just purchased, only to find there were a lot more problems than the seller led them to believe, and they are now stuck with a huge repair bill if they want to keep the car on the road.
Most private sellers know very little about the car they are trying to sell, if you want a good deal, you are have to know more than they do about the vehicle you want to buy. The same rule applies to independent car dealers – who very often they try not to know if the car has any issues. They hope their lack of knowledge will somehow keep them from being obligated to doing something when the buyer has issues in the weeks or months following the purchase. Once you sign that you are buying "as is", there is nothing anyone can do to help you.
So before your next European or Exotic auto purchase, contact Bavarian Rennsport to schedule a complete 360 point Bumper to Bumper Pre Purchase Inspection that is designed to help you make the right investment, and be aware of any issues you may face down the road by purchasing this vehicle. This Process has Multiple steps throughout the 3-hour process ranging from the Vehicles details, Reason for today’s Visit, Initial vehicle Scan, Maintenance, Drive, Lighting, Underhood, Brakes, Under Vehicle, Tires, Scheduled Maintenance recommendations, Test Drive, and final Vehicle scan. Implementing all these steps into our Pre Purchase inspection allows our technicians to thoroughly search the vehicle for external and internal issues that may or may not be visible to the plain eye and document them within the report that will be emailed and texted to the waiting client.
We offer pre-purchase inspections for customers living in Jacksonville, Florida and we also offer them for customers that live in another state, but the car is here locally. We can even help arrange transport if you decide to purchase the car.
Our FREE Inspection includes a visual inspection of brakes, suspension, tires, and fluids, a visual inspection of engine bay for oil and coolant leaks, and fault code scan.
If your vehicle has a known issue, a diagnostic is required. Please be advised that in the event of any unexpected wait time other clients' vehicles may take longer than expected to diagnose and treat so unfortunate delays do occur. We will get to your vehicle as soon as possible.
To book, select your brand, select your service, and go!
Got questions or want to book something else? Call or text (904) 270-9390
Bavarian and their staff went above and beyond with my Huracan service and repair. I was stranded on the side of the road near the shop and they immediately responded (in the rain as well) to get me up and running and back to the shop. Kind and professional. Highly recommend their shop and personnel.
When I had a recall and some routine service done on my vehicle, I was informed I needed strut replacement estimated at $2400.
I don’t usually shop for automobile service, but since Bavarian Rennsport was nearby, I called them. They responded quickly allowing an appointment for inspection and a quote within a few days. Their professionalism and thoroughness were amazing.
I had revealed the previously quoted estimate and wondered if I had been wise to do that. Bavarian Rennsport came back with news the vehicle needed a pair of struts and brake fluid service, however, their quote was considerably less than what I had received previously. Not only do I have a smoother ride, but I’ve also discovered a service treasure.
I am very satisfied with the work done.
Bavarian R S has state of the art diagnostic equipment.
The technicians are very knowledgeable and friendly.
The booking system is very user friendly
I took my 2020 Porsche Cayenne in for the 30,000 mile maintenance. I was impressed by the professionalism and caring that the Shawn and the Service Technician displayed. It is very rare and exciting to actually experience a business that cares about the customer as much as they do. I recommend them to other Porsche owners without any hesitation.
Superb service, awesome owners n staff.
BR really care about my car and me. My 2008 Mini Cooper has never been in better hands.
Car was in for several issues, when a very serious problem with the engine was discovered and taken care of.
I’m grateful to the owners and staff at BR for taking care of my car in a such great manner.
Had a six year old battery on my BMW that needed replacing and registered Shawn and crew took care of me quickly.
Felt weird initially taking my 2009 vw jetta into this place with Porsche, Ferrari and BMW cars all over the place but they treated me as ever other customer gave me pictures and went through my entire car. Would definitely go back.
My first experience with BR was truly exceptional. I didn’t understand their appointment procedure and ended up waiting extra days for the job to be done, but the ultimate outcome was nothing but positive. Amazing operation.
Italo and his team completed a thorough PPI on a 2015 Mercedes E63S for me. Super thankful I had it done, they caught a number of issues quickly and pointed them out. Very professional service and pricing is on point. Saved me major $ and headaches. All the high-end Lamborghini eye candy at the shop didn’t hurt either!
The shop provides excellent and meticulous service to keep my vehicle in top shape. The owner does go the extra mile to satisfy the customer’s needs. Highly recommend their service compared to other local shops and BMW dealerships.
Bavarian Rennsport is Jacksonville’s #1 Independent Automotive Repair Shop for full service Audi, Bentley, BMW, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Mercedes-Benz, MINI Cooper, Porsche, Rolls Royce, and Volkswagen enthusiasts. We specialize in repairs, service, performance, and parts.
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