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  • Consumer Reports' Worst Used Cars

    The Audi Q5 (V6) was included in Consumer Reports' survey of "much-worse-than-average" reliability for 2002-2011 models, meaning a higher problem rate than the average model but not necessarily "unreliable," based on a minimum of 100 responses of 1.3 million. The Q5's problems included engine cooling, body integrity and its audio system, the latter among the top complaints of the overall survey.
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  • Consumer Reports' Worst Used Cars

    The BMW 535i had problems with its fuel system and electrical system, which are "very important components," said Mike Quincy, Consumer Reports' Auto Content Specialist. "From its redesign in 2008 going forward to 2011, there isn't one good year," he said. "We would say don't get your heart set on this car. Keep shopping. It's just too risky."
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  • Consumer Reports' Worst Used Cars

    The Cadillac STS was "a total nightmare," Mike Quincy of Consumer Reports said. Production stopped with the 2011 model. The problems included the drive system, the electrical system and "dealing with squeaks and rattle from the body integrity," Quincy said.
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  • Consumer Reports' Worst Used Cars

    The Chevrolet Aveo had problems with minor details of the engine, and below-average ratings for its fuel system and climate system. "That's not good if you're living in a warm place like Arizona or Florida," Consumer Reports' Mike Quincy said. The last model of the Aveo was 2011 and was replaced by the Sonic, "another car by Chevrolet that we like better," Quincy said.
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  • Consumer Reports' Worst Used Cars

    The Dodge Grand Caravan was "at one time the best minivans, but in the last several years their vans have not been competitive," Consumer Reports' Mike Quincy said. It has reliability problems with its climate system, brakes, body integrity, and body hardware, with only one year, 2010, when the magazine gave it an average rating.
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  • Consumer Reports' Worst Used Cars

    The Ford Thunderbird went out of production at the end of the 2005 model year with a history of problems with its engine, engine cooling, and electrical and transmission issues, Consumer Reports' Quincy said. "Some thought it was a stylish car, but it wasn't a real sports car. The Thunderbird in the 1950s was considered an awesome, classic car but this one didn't quite live up to that."
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  • Consumer Reports' Worst Used Cars

    The GMC Acadia has a worse-than-average rating for its all-wheel drive version, and an average rating for its four-wheel drive (FWD) version. "The 2011 FWD model improved but beyond that it's a real roll of the dice," Consumer Reports' Quincy said. "The model was released in 2007 and it's among the better-driving GM SUVs. We wish the reliability was better because it is a nice vehicle to drive."
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  • Consumer Reports' Worst Used Cars

    The Jaguar S-Type had below-average overall reliability for 2003 and the XF for 2009 to 2010. The XF came out in 2009 with problems with the electrical system, which Quincy said was not unusual for past and present Jaguars, plus issues inside the cabin with body integrity, and hardware. "It's beautiful and elegant but I would not even consider buying a used one," he said.
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  • Consumer Reports' Worst Used Cars

    The Kia Sedona had below-average overall reliability for each of the 2002-2011 models, based on some engine, electrical, body integrity, and body hardware issues. "Lots of squeaks and rattles," Consumer Reports' Quincy said. "Not a good choice for a minivan at any price. A used Sedona would probably be a real headache."
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  • Consumer Reports' Worst Used Cars

    The Mercedes-Benz GL-Class had below-average reliability issues from 2007-2009, Consumer Reports' survey stated. Introduced in 2007, it is a "very luxurious, large SUV," Quincy said, with problems with its suspension and fuel system, which delivers gasoline from the tank to the engine. "If that gets interrupted or short circuited, the car basically won't run," he said.
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