These Cheap American Used Cars Will Make You Regret


American automobile manufacturers are known for their detailed make, power, and luxury in their cars. And Americans do love keeping their cars. From Buick in 1899 to Tesla in 2003 there have been many American automobile manufacturers who have provided exceptional cars over the years.

Just like these magnificent cars, there are also a few terrible cars that everybody needs to think about before buying. This might be because of the poor engineering techniques used or just made at the wrong time without suitable, powerful engines.

Here are 8 such terrible vehicles one should think about before buying even for the lowest price possible.

1999 Cadillac Catera$3,988
1991 Ford Explorer$4,995
2007 Chrysler Sebring$1,999
2007 Chevrolet HHR$4,675
2004 GMC Envoy XUV$3,695
2003 Chevrolet Suburban$4,500
1977 AMC Pacer$9,950
2004 Dodge Durango$6,999

1. 1999 Cadillac Catera

1999 Cadillac Catera
1999 Cadillac Catera (Via : )

This is a four-door, rear-wheel drive luxury sedan known for its comfy seats, great sound system, ride, and handling. Catera was actually released to compete with sedans from. Acura, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Lexus. But speaking about the performance it has a 3.0-liter V6 with really bad engine belts and pulleys. Its Unproven reliability is only the reason this vehicle is on the list.

2. 1991 Ford Explorer

1991 Ford Explorer
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This was Ford’s first four-door SUV. This vehicle used a 4.0L V6 engine which is mated with a Manual 5-Speed transmission. The vehicle had plenty of space for passengers and also for storage. And equipped with a sunroof and power steering. Ford made this such a raw-looking SUV without any kind of comfort in the seats and poor engineering like tires and the sunroof always detaching sunroof and bad ride quality.

3. 2007 Chrysler Sebring

2007 Chrysler Sebring
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This vehicle is a sedan that is based on the JS platform. This third-generation vehicle was offered in three different engines. The 2.3L GEMA I4, the 2.7L EER V6, and the 3.5L EGF  V6. Keeping the fact that the vehicle provided better efficiency, aside, it felt underpowered by the I4 engine. And with the narrow front seat cushions and cramped front cabin, the ride was horrible. In addition to that, the interiors like the turn signal stalk, map lights, were made with cheap plastic.

4. 2007 Chevrolet HHR

2007 Chevrolet HHR
2007 Chevrolet HHR (Via : Wikipedia)

This particular model was equipped with two different engines. 2.2L (134 cu in) Ecotec L61 I4 which produced 149 hp and 2.4L (145 cu in) Ecotec LE5 I4 produced 175 bhp. Regardless of the two engines none of them were good for this heavy vehicle. And also this can be a perfect epitome of poor engineering with quirky interiors and disastrous steering and breaks.

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5. 2004 GMC Envoy XUV

2004 GMC Envoy XUV
2004 GMC Envoy XUV (Via : Wikipedia)

This XUV is a combination of an SUV and a pickup truck with a retractable roof. This vehicle has an XM Satellite Radio and an optional DVD-based navigation system. But the spongy suspension, numb steering, and odd exterior proportions made drivers get irritated driving the vehicle. And also with the cheap interiors, the vehicle looked horrible.

6. 2003 Chevrolet Suburban

2003 Chevrolet Suburban
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This vehicle had many changes before its launch in 2003. New radios were equipped to the vehicle with Bose sound system and adjustable pedals were made optional. But the cheap interiors and bad drive quality along with awful breaks made the vehicle a disastrous one. Another main issue is the electrical problems with the exterior lighting.

7. 1977 AMC Pacer

1977 AMC Pacer
1977 AMC Pacer (Via : Wikipedia)

This is a two-door compact car. This was the vehicle when Cassini-style upholstery was replaced with some strange zigzag soft button upholstery. As this car had only 2 doors. The rear part of the vehicle was completely covered with glass and no air vents which made this a moving oven.

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8. 2004 Dodge Durango

2004 Dodge Durango
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This SUV was equipped with a 5.7-liter Hemi V8 engine. Which was the biggest problem of the vehicle with expensive repairs and less reliable spares. The fuel economy was the worst in this vehicle with the always thirsty V8.



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