Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Best and Worst New Cars for the New Year

Just because a car is brand-new doesn’t mean that it’s a good buy. In fact, many 2010 models suffer from the same woes as older models -- not enough power, poor fuel economy and questionable reliability. Others, however, make great choices.

With so many new-car options available, it can be difficult to separate the best from the worst. Making an informed buying decision requires that car shoppers research and compare every vehicle in a given class. Who really has time for that?

To make the process easier, we’ve identified five of the best and worst new cars offered in 2010. While most are entirely new, others are redesigned or refreshed. Be sure to add the better ones to your short list and consider crossing the worst ones off.