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If you have ever wondered what used cars you should avoid buying, then you need to pick up a copy of Consumer Reports Used Car Buying Guide. In it you will find not only a list of best buys, but also a list of used cars to avoid. Cars with below-average reliability for specific model years make the list.
The book also includes a list of what Consumer Reports calls "repeat offenders." Repeat offenders are cars that have proven to be much worse in overall reliability year after year. In other words, they should be wearing a sign that says, "Lemon." Save yourself some grief and check the list at your local library or at a bookstore before you shop.