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35 New Cars That Smart Drivers Avoid Like the Plague

Cameron Eittreim January 31, 2022

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4: Chevy Malibu

This will be a sad year for the Malibu as GM prepares to exit the passenger car segment to focus on crossover vehicles. The Malibu has never been a leader in its segment but each generation seemed to improve the quality. The current generation of the Malibu is a car that now seems outdated (via Car & Driver).

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In a segment where the competition always attempts to one-up you, the Malibu has remained largely unchanged. The styling of the car is okay but the price tag has remained high. The reliability of the Malibu has always been questionable and consumers are looking for quality and reliability in the segment.

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3: Volkswagen Passat

The current generation of the Passat has grown long in the tooth and the lineup will be discontinued after 2022. The Passat has always been a sort of unique entry, because it is sold alongside the smaller Jetta model. But when you compare it to what else is on the market right now, the Passat seems outdated (via Car & Driver).

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The reliability of the Passat has always been a problem, and repairs on a Volkswagen vehicle are always much costlier than other makes. The Passat offers a great driving experience with the German quality that you’d expect. But a comfortable ride isn’t always the most important thing to consumers in this segment.

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2: Ford Edge

The Ford Edge is another vehicle on this list that hasn’t had a substantial update in years. The Edge’s styling has remained the same since it was originally launched. When you get behind the wheel, you’ll feel like you are in an older Ford model. The driving experience is much the same with a bit of pep but nothing amazing (via Edmunds).

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When it comes to a unique value, the Edge won’t amaze anyone with an extraordinary driving experience. In fact, there are better models that you can get for the money that will still provide driving thrills. Ford hasn’t done enough to make the Edge a compelling bargain in a world where there are so many crossover options.

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1: Infiniti Q60

The Infiniti Q60 is another car that has been around the block for some time now. Originally sold as the G37, the car was branded a few years ago as Infiniti tried to reposition the nameplate image. The Q60 is a sports car that hasn’t been updated much in the past few years. The driving experience is boring at best (via Car & Driver).

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The styling of the Q60 is definitely still attractive but you can tell that the car is long in the tooth. There are many options on the market that it is hard to justify the high price tag of the Q60. At the end of the day, the Q60 is an outdated sports car that will leave you unsatisfied with its driving experience.

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