Top 10 worst cars to buy in Kenya


If you want to buy a car in Kenya, here is a list of top 10 worst cars to buy especially if you want low fuel consumption cars:

  1. Range rover

When you think of high –status vehicles, the range rover will often spring to has a class yet modern style and delivers impressive off-road performance as well as plenty of luxury features. Some of the problems experienced once you buy this vehicle is;

  • Power train problem
  • Engine & engine cooling problems
  • Electrical problems
  • Very expensive to maintain
  • Nissan leaf

The Nissan Leaf is an electrical vehicle and here are some of the problems you’ll experience once you buy it;

  • Loss of break function
  • Brakes unexpectedly activated
  • Faulty backup cameras
  • Airbag problem
  • Battery capacity
  • Uncompetitive range
  • Jeep Wrangler

The Jeep Wrangler is a one of the best vehicles when you are looking for an off-road SUV, and it’s a reliable car. The down side is that it’s not an everyday car, it’s noisy on the road, uncomfortable as a daily vehicle and poor on environmental issues.

  • Alfa Romeo

If you are looking for a luxurious sedan, look no farther, the Alfa Romeo Giulia is regarded as one of the most striking designs on the road today. However, this machine has its down sides; some of the common problems with all Alfa Romeo are;

  • Electrical problem
  • Engine misfires
  • Anti-lock brake failure
  • Failing rear brake discs
  • Fuel leaks and fire risk
  • Land rover discovery

Land Rover Discovery is an excellent choice for a mid-size SUV. Just like any other car it has its downsides over time, some are;

  • Rear cargo door latch failure
  • Leaking head gaskets
  • Leaks in the throttle body deicer
  • Faulty window regulators
  • Front differential failure
  • Clogged radiator which causes the engine to overheat
  • Main bearing failure
  • Subaru Leon/Impreza/ Legacy

Subaru had a good reputation for manufacturing extremely reliable vehicles and that reputation is certainly well earned. However, it does not lack disadvantages, some including;

  • Fuel pump failure
  • Unintended acceleration
  • Subaru ascent CVT issues
  • Electrical failure
  • Volkswagen Touareg

The Volkswagen Touareg has a beautiful interior and a lot of convenience and safety-boosting technology. But like any other car it has its downsides include;

  • Engine rattle
  • Engine misfires and rough idling
  • Weak poor and more fuel use
  • Electric anti-lock problem
  • Oil leak
  • Gearbox problem
  • Hummar h3

Hummer H3 was one of those cars that come through the auto world like a tornado. The car was featured in movies, was driven by celebrities and was one of the popular vehicles of the days. Then it was discontinued in 2010. Some of the problems it had were;

  • Cracked radiator
  • A/C or heater problems
  • Fuel level sensor issues
  • Transmission problems
  • Leakinf valves
  • Rough engine
  • 2015-2021 Honda HR-V

The Honda HR-V is a popular car for buyers looking for a vehicle for a family.  Sadly the Honda HR-V is marked down for its disappointing in-car tech and sub-standard ride comfort. It’s very expensive to fix if its gets a mechanical problem.

2012-2019 Volvo V40

    The Volvo V40 having a poor boot space and disappointing road performance are the areas which Volvo V40 fail to deliver, another of the vehicle down side is high running cost and poor ride comfort. Considering it as a family vehicle is a no no.


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