When we set out to buy a car in the modern age, a variety of options are at our disposal. But the main choice we have is between buying a new car or a used one, and of course, there are pros and cons to both of these decisions. Some of these factors more important than others, though.

For starters, there is the cost. A used car is going to be much cheaper than buying a brand new car. And if we are so lucky that we can afford a new car, we are still going to feel the pinch as that money leaves our bank account because money does not grow on trees.

But one of the really important things that we have to consider is whether or not the car we are buying is, in fact, going to be worth the money. And not just whether it is worth it as a used car, but whether that car was even worth the hassle to begin with. Some cars are just bad from the outset, and buying used is not going to make any difference whatsoever.

This list will provide some examples of cars you should not buy new, or used. Some of these cars are no longer in production, and so should be avoided as used cars. Some are still on dealer floors, however, and should be avoided whether new or old to save yourself the bother of having a bad car.

22 Mini Cooper

The Mini Cooper is certainly one of those cars that should be avoided when considered for purchase, especially considering it is anything but ‘mini’. The original Austin Mini from the 1950s was a very small, compact car designed for convenience and affordable operation. The new Mini is nothing like that, and is neither as affordable or reliable as the original Mini was. If anything, you would probably be much better off considering buying the original Mini, to save some dignity. Because the current car seems like it has tripled in size and is not an attractive car at all.