Consumer reports has created a list of the top 5 cars that may be on a lot of buyers' shopping lists, but that they recommend steering clear of. 

During the testing, the cars didn't perform well or they weren't rated highly when it came to reliability. 

Consumer reports have described the top 5 cars to avoid and have offered suggestions of cars that are similar, but tested better.

The  five cars which made the list were the Honda Civic, the Jeep Liberty, the Toyota Prius C, the Dodge Grand Caravan and the Ford Edge (V6).

For a description of those cars and others to choose from click here