There’s nothing quite like the smell of a new car, but before you trade in your old car for something newer, you should do your homework and make sure the models you are looking at have a good record. Some models years just seem to have “gremlins” that lead to a frustrating history of recalls and repairs.

According to Forbes, below are 15 new car models you should probably consider avoiding:

BMW 7 Series
Cadillac XTS
Dodge Journey
Fiat 500L
Jeep Compass
Jeep Patriot
Jeep Wrangler
Lincoln MKS
Lincoln MKT
Mitsubishi i-MiEV
Mitsubishi Mirage
Nissan Armada
Nissan Titan
Scion iQ
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Forbes used Consumer Reports and other sources to come up with this list. Click through to the article to see their rationale behind each choice.

While a spotty recall and repair record may not show up immediately, cars that are difficult or expensive to repair do end up carrying higher insurance rates eventually.

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