Girion47: meanwhile my Subaru has been plugging along at 40K miles now without even one tiny problem with it.
hej: Girion47: meanwhile my Subaru has been plugging along at 40K miles now without even one tiny problem with it.Is 40k a lot?
StopLurkListen: http://autos.yahoo.com/news/first-drive-chevrolet-spark-ev-shocks-us- 2 20022460.htmlConsumer Reports loves the Chevy Spark EV. (They weren't so hot on the gas version)"Turning the diminutive Spark into an EV transforms it into a punchy, zippy, fun little runabout, a far cry from the conventional, slow noisy and stiff Spark that earned a meager overall score in our tests."
WGJ: I've had all sorts of brands, they're all the same.
Funk Brothers: Chrysler outsources its manufacturing to China hence why all those Jeeps are getting recalled now.Why can't Chrysler return those jobs to the United States? Thanks Obama.
impaler: I've been hearing that sentence, in some form or another, for the past 20 years.
TheGreatGazoo: My 2004 Civic blew a head gasket at around 70,000 miles. My Chevy Truck had to be towed to the dealership at 37,000 miles. My former Ford T-bird blew the transmission at 30,000 miles.I think I have a tendency to get lemons.My next car will likely be a Toyota. Hopefully it will behave.
skozlaw: That's because from 20 to 10 years ago it was true and ever since then most manufacturers have reached a sort of equilibrium where all their vehicles are so close in quality and reliability that the differentiation is nearly meaningless. I mean... we're at the point where talking about a manufacturer being half as reliable means you're taking your Ford to the garage 3 times in 100,000 miles for problems versus your Honda twice.
Pentaxian: Girion47: meanwhile my Subaru has been plugging along at 40K miles now without even one tiny problem with it.Just to warn you but Subarus are notorious for having head gasket problems around 100,000 miles.
akula: Quite honestly, I doubt anybody makes a shiat car nowadays. For all practical purposes a randomly chosen vehicle from any dealership (as you say, with the possible exception of the British marques) are pretty much equally likely to give a good lifespan with minimal trouble. We aren't talking about vehicles that need new transmissions at 40,000 miles anymore. We're talking about vehicles that will probably run 120,000 miles with nothing more than routine maintenance.
halfpastnvr: I believe they are referring to initial quality? If so, good for them...however I would love to see how their vehicles fair after 100k miles - I imagine they would be much further down the list.
akula: We're talking about vehicles that will probably run 120,000 miles with nothing more than routine maintenance.
Dinjiin: While that may be true, one issue I've seen is that when things do break, they're really expensive these days. Twenty years ago, you could get a replacement 700R4 transmission for under $2K. Now it seems like the average transmission is around $6K. And vehicles are harder for DIY folks to repair, which is why I am not surprised to see labor costs go up for repairs.
Fooshards: 2) The "Adaptive" transmission learns something terrible and started skipping shifts and shiatting out at high RPM's. I've had to have it reset twice. This is a strictly programming issue. Both times its been reset it's been running like brand new. But after a few months it starts shiatting out again. I have a feeling this will be with me for the life of this car.
Need a Dispenser Here: My 2010 Tacoma ..... He constantly teases me about my "not real pickup" and how I paid too much for it. My not real pickup can and does pull a pair of snowmobiles or a boat. It's still real to me, damnit!
Znuh: And you're still driving something from GM.
macdaddy357: Now that Chrysler is owned by Fix It Again Tony, the word "suck" will not be adequate to describe them.
Sin_City_Superhero: My 2002 Geo Metro has just over 2.6 billion miles on it, and I've never even had to put gas in it. It will go almost 200mph, gets a quarter of a million miles per gallon, walks my dog for me, and is a total chick-magnet. This thing runs so clean that the exhauct pipe actually sucks in air, purifies it, and then spits out perfectly breathable air. I don't know what y'all are complainin' about.
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