When one wants to buy a car, they go for what they know they can maintain. This is because the maintenance costs of different cars vary. Even though you might have planned on how much money you want to spend to maintain your car, there are some cars that you should avoid as they might make you a pauper. Below is a list of five ccars you should avoid in Kenya.
1. Mercedes Benz GL.
Who would not love to own a Mercedes? Most Kenyans love the Mercedes name because it signifies class and luxury. When it comes to the Mercedes Benz GL, this vehicle is luxurious but has a rough shifting problem when changing from one gear to the other. You car might also develop premature failure of the antilock brake system (ABS).
2. Nissan B15.
Nissan does not seem to have a good reputation in Kenya. This is majorly because most Nissan cars are know to have either engine issues or CVT failures. When it comes to the B15, this car does not necessarily drive as good as it looks. This is because this car's engine has been noted to overheat.
3. Volkswagen Touareg.
The Touareg seems very comfortable and classy. However, the manufacturers did not do a good job in ensuring the electrical system is reliable. The other problem associated with this car is that its center support bearings are weak.
4. Toyota Caldina.
This is one of the few Toyota cars in Kenya with a very low resale value. This is because this car is very poor at the fuel economy and it has a poorly constructed electric system. The engine is also a big issue as it has been noted to have teething problems.
5. Nissan Serena.
This car looks good from all sides. However the engine is prone to overheating. What makes this vehicle worse is that it comes with Nissan's X-tronic CVT whaich has been noted to be very unreliable.
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