Keep off! These cars will cost you more than you bargained for

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Avoid these cars at all cost..

Mitsubishi GDI has major engine inefficiencies if it is used for a long time. play Mitsubishi GDI has major engine inefficiencies if it is used for a long time. (YouTube)

About the worst cars to buy in Kenya

Kenyans need to avoid these cars which have been touted as the worst cars to buy due to their unreliable engines and other problematic features.

Buying a car is not as expensive as maintaining it. If you buy a car that is not reliable, you could end up spending a lot of money in repairs and spares. Therefore here are the cars you should avoid, should you opt for a used car.

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Here are 6 of the worst used cars to buy in Kenya:

1. Mitsubishi lancer GDI

If you are looking for a used car to buy, avoid the Mitsubishi GDi because the car has a big problem of maintenance. Its engine has no fuel filters because they are in-built. It is actually recommended that if the engine breaks down, you should buy another one.

When idling, the engine sputters out of life.

2. Toyota Caldina

play Toyota Caldina has been accused of faulty electrical systems. (YouTube)


One of the reasons to highly avoid a used Toyota Caldina is its faulty electrical systems. It is quite pricey to maintain it yet you will experience rampant engine problems. The resale value is usually less than 65 per cent.

3. Nissan Murano

play The old Nissan Murano's engine cannot start if it travels for long distances. (CarGurus)


However beautiful and attractive it may be, it is ridden with a starting problem. When traveling for long distances, the engine will fail to start if it is switched off. That means that if you stop for lunch, you should leave the engine running. Critics have complained that during the long journeys, the engine stalls indefinitely. The starter will ignite but the engine won’t revive to life.

4. Nissan B15

play Nissan b15 is cheap to maintain but has engine problems. (Patauza)


The car is not expensive to maintain however users have really blasted the car for its overheating engine. The transmission is also very unreliable.

5. BMW 330i/335i

play The BMW 330i has been praised for prestige and god performance but needs improvement on its audio systems. (BmwBlog)


Though the BMWs are praised for prestige and good performance, it has serious problems in its fuel system. Its major and minor engine problems and an unreliable hardware and audio system.

6. Land Rover Freelander

play Land Rover Freelander old version will not perform well on off-road despite being built with off-road abilities. (Parkers)


Land Rover made the Freelander for off-road ability. However it has engine problems such that the engine harness may chase and end up failing. This will cause a ripple effect on its cooling fans, fuel pumps and anti-lock braking. The handbrake is has been criticized for not being tight and firm enough.

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