Searching for a reliable used car, you may think that going back seven years will get you a bargain price-wise. You might be right about that, but wrong about the overall decision if you choose one of the following 10 used 2007 vehicles to avoid.
What’s the problem? It varies, but suffice it to say that the number of issues and their seriousness, add up to steering clear of these troublesome used vehicles.
2007– The array of consumer-reported problems with the 2007 Chrysler Sebring include engine cooling, transmission, drive system, suspension, brakes and more.
2007 – In the small car category, the 2007 Volkswagen New Beetle, while it is undeniably cute (to some consumers) scores among the worst in the class for reliability. Issues include reported problems with power windows and other power equipment, as well as repair shop visits for suspension, brakes, fuel and electrical systems.
2007 Chrysler Town & Country – Chrysler pioneered the minivan, but certain model years of the Chrysler Town & Country simply aren’t worth your consideration, including the 2007 models. Worst-in-category problems include those pertaining to the climate system, power equipment, brakes and suspension.
2007 – Sibling model to the Chrysler Town & Country, the 2007 Dodge Grand Caravan minivan is plagued by similar reliability problems. Transmission, engine, suspension, brakes, electrical and fuel systems – all are problematic.
2007 – The minivan from Chevrolet was sold from 2005 through 2008 model years, but it never really gained a foothold. Marketed as a “crossover sport van,” the Chevy Uplander did boast a few surprising features and creature comforts but lagged behind the competition in terms of refinement. The Uplander was ultimately discontinued to make way for the large family crossover. Uplander reliability issues included those involving the fuel, electrical and climate systems, suspension, brakes, paint and trim, squeaks and rattles, body hardware and power equipment.
2007 – A luxury SUV on the list of 2007 vehicles to avoid? Sorry to say, it’s true. The 2007 Mercedes-Benz M-Class five-passenger luxury midsize SUV has been known to suffer from a number of problems, according to Consumer Reports. These include faulty electrical system, transmission problems, broken body hardware and major engine issues necessitating costly repairs.
2007 S and Clubman S – Whether turbocharged or supercharged, the 2007 MINI Cooper S hatchback and convertible and larger Clubman S suffer from a lengthy list of problems. These include issues with body parts, fuel system, transmission difficulties and others.
2007 – An off-road champion, the 2007 (and through 2010) Jeep Wrangler has some reliability issues would-be buyers need to consider. These include transmission, drive, fuel and electrical systems, suspension, exhaust, paint and trim and squeaks and rattles. Add to that a choppy on-road ride, numb, slow steering, clumsy handing and constant loud road noise and this is one vehicle you might want to steer clear of.
2007 – A crossover SUV sold from 2007-2010, the 2007 Saturn Outlook is one more vehicle you probably don’t want to take a serious look at. For one thing, the brand no longer exists, but even more problematic are the reliability issues that plagued the Outlook throughout its run. These include major and minor transmission problems, as well as issues involving the drive, electrical and climate systems, suspension, power equipment, audio system and squeaks and rattles.
2007 – Produced for only three model years (2005-2007) before being discontinued in 2007, the 2007 Saturn Relay – the only minivan from Saturn – produced lackluster sales and didn’t fare well with consumers. The reasons include reliability problems in the areas of engine cooling, transmission, drive, fuel and electrical systems, climate system, body hardware, power equipment, paint and trim, suspension, brakes and squeaks and rattles.