Today the auto writers over at MSN published an article titled Worst New For 2011 Vehicles.  When I purchased my car I did research the gas mileage, but that’s about it.  Other than that, I purchased my Honda Civic based on the opinions of other Honda drivers, which included my friends and family.  I didn’t read any auto reviews or recommendations, although I wish I did. These years later I definitely regret My First Major Purchase.

Do you own one of the cars that MSN names and the Worst New For 2011 Vehicles?

2011 Infiniti QX56.  This is named as one of the worst new vehicles because of its massive gas consumption.  MSN calls the 2011 Infiniti QX56 a “vulgar and ostentatious status symbol.”

 2011 Scion xB. I admit that I am not a super hip car chick, but I do know a little something about cars.  I had never heard of this car. Although after seeing the picture, I do remember seeing the 2011 Scion xB on the streets. I agree with MSN that the design of this car is not cute; it is definitely not attractive to the eye.

2011 Toyota Avalon.  I personally love the way this car looks, it is classy and modern.  However MSN describes the 2011 Toyota Avalon as a “carrot for pissed of Buick owners.” Of course class comes with a price. For $41,100 you too, can be the proud owner of a 2011 Toyota Avalon.

2011 Ford Fiesta.  This is just a dorky looking little car.  Yes, the price is great at just over $16,000. But please remember, you get what you pay for. I don’t think that a car is the place where we should try and tighten our financial belts.  We need to make smart purchases, especially on an asset that depreciates in value the second we drive away from the car dealership.  However, keep in mind that safety and security do come with a cost.

2011 Infiniti M.  This is the second Infiniti car to be named in MSN’s list of the Worst New for 2011 Vehicles.  However, I don’t agree.  OK, the design is not super snazzy; but I know a lot of people who have an Infiniti and they love it.

2011 Nissan Juke. Did anyone else just ask themselves…what the hell is a Juke? I don’t like the design, and I don’t know a lot of people who are happy with their Nissan purchases.  The price is reasonable at $19,998; but for $5000 more, I feel that we could get a better looking car.

2011 Chevy Volt. This car is being marketed as a fuel efficient electric car.  The gas mileage is great, but the price is not. I know that electric and hybrid cars are generally more expensive than regular cars.  However, this car remarkably resembles the Honda Civic, and at a starting price of $41,000, it is not worth it. 

To view the full list of the Worst New for 2011 Vehicles on MSN click here.

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