Used European Cars to Avoid


Used European Cars to Avoid

Used European Cars to Avoid

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.
Model Year(s) to Avoid
Audi A3 2015, 2016
Audi A4 2013
Audi A6 2016, 2019
Audi Allroad 2013
Audi Q7 2017
BMW 2 Series 2017
BMW 5 Series 2013
BMW X3 2013, 2014
BMW X5 2013, 2017
Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2021
Mercedes-Benz GLC 2022
Mercedes-Benz GLE 2020, 2021
Mercedes-Benz GLS 2017
Porsche Cayenne 2019
Porsche Macan 2017
Volkswagen Atlas 2018, 2019
Volkswagen Beetle 2019
Volkswagen GTI 2015, 2016, 2017
Volkswagen Golf 2016, 2019
Volkswagen Golf Alltrack 2019
Volkswagen Golf SportWagen 2015, 2016, 2019
Volkswagen Jetta 2013, 2015, 2020
Volkswagen Passat 2014, 2016, 2018
Volkswagen Taos 2022
Volkswagen Tiguan 2016, 2017, 2018, 2022
Volvo S60/V60 2015
Volvo S90 2018
Volvo V90 2018
Volvo XC60 2022
Volvo XC90 2016, 2017, 2021

Pre-Purchase Inspection

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.

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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.

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