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User currently offlinenickh From United States of America, joined Jun 2008, 223 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 2 months 4 days ago) and read 5437 times:
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Just a poll for for my curiosity:

What is the most reliable car/truck/vehicle that you have ever owned?

The criteria is - the least number of mechanical/electric problems, aside from normal maintainence and wear and tear.

Here is mine:

Back in 1989, I drove a brand new Honda Accord off the showroom floor with 11-miles on the odometer. It was about the 6th car that I owned, back then. I took proper care of it, and it never failed me. In 2006, I bought an Infiniti Q45t and I gave the Accord -with 120K miles on the odometer - to a couple of friends of mine. To this day, they still drive it every day (45-miles each-way to work) with no problems, no major repairs that have ever been done on it (even the manual 5-speed transmission works great, clutch is just fine). The odometer on that 1989 Accord reads 265K miles now!

The Infiniti Q45, on the other hand, is a real money pit. It is great fun to drive, but hideously expensive to maintain, if you want it done right -- they don't make the Q's anymore, as you might know, so certain parts have to be special ordered from Japan/Nissan Corp. (like the multiple O2/fuel sensors that went out a while back), certain electronic suspension components, etc.

Another friend has a 1980 Mercedes-Benz 300D Diesel (NON-Turbo) with the Cast-Iron 5-cylinder block engine. That thing is built like a tank, and with just a bit of TLC, it will probably last him another 20-years or until the chassis rusts out completely and the thing becomes just a frame and an engine... (smile). At least, that is his plan.

So, what were the most reliable cars that you have owned - the ones that gave you the least trouble?

-N


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User currently offlinetz757300 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 2876 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (2 years 2 months 4 days ago) and read 5423 times:

Quoting nickh (Thread starter):

Another friend has a 1980 Mercedes-Benz 300D Diesel (NON-Turbo) with the Cast-Iron 5-cylinder block engine

I owned a 1983 300D Turbo for a while (my 4th car lol) and despite its old age and having 250k on the odometer, that thing would truck through just about anything and would fire up every time. Got rid of it to get a car that isn't 6 years older than me, but would definitely get one again if I was in a pinch.



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User currently offlinekaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12593 posts, RR: 34
Reply 2, posted (2 years 2 months 4 days ago) and read 5422 times:

I've had a Volvo S40 for eight years now; it was four years old when I got it (now 13 years old); never had a day's trouble with it. Brilliant car - so comfortable!

User currently offlinenws2002 From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 924 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 years 2 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 5391 times:

1993 Saturn SC2. Had over 300,000 miles when I finally purchased a new car.

User currently offlineKingairTA From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 458 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (2 years 2 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 5378 times:

Ok least amount of problems would gave to be my 98 C1500. Had to have head work done at about 120,000 miles. I've owned it since 2001 and it now has over 160,000 and that's the only problem I've had outside of normal wear.

Vehicle that never left me stranded yet has countless electrical gremlins would be my 98 Grand price. I've had it since 03 and the issues I've had are window motors, ABS sensors, and cold solder joints in the HUD which cause illumination issues.

For me normal wear items are brake components, water pumps, alternator's, ball joints etc.

Anyone who puts miles on a vehicle are going to have to change those items out at some point.


User currently offlineiFlyLOTs From United States of America, joined Apr 2012, 492 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 2 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 5377 times:

I just sold my 2003 Saturn Vue, it ran like a champ from the day my dad bought it, to the day I bought it from him, and all the way to the day I sold it. The only problem I ever had with it was from my own stupidity and I hopped a curb at speed and it destroyed the wheel bearing, it would have happened to almost any other car that would've done it from what the mechanic told me. My dad and I got a combined 200,000 miles out of it, it sure was a trooper.


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User currently offlineNSMike From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 256 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (2 years 2 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 5352 times:

1998 Integra GS-R

270,000 kms and nary a problem except for wear items like brakes, ball joints, bearings etc... still has the original clutch.

I'll be kinda sad to see it go next week.  



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User currently offlineImperialEagle From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 2630 posts, RR: 22
Reply 7, posted (2 years 2 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 5336 times:

I've owned a lot of cars. I am able to think of about half a dozen that were relatively trouble-free. However, there are only two that I sold to people who still have them. Both have over 200K and are still going with just regular upkeep.

1986 Cartier Town Car
and shockingly my old
1972 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 4.5

Quoting nickh (Thread starter):
but hideously expensive to maintain

I know what you mean. I currently drive another Mercedes-Benz. I am fortunate that the items that have required repair have all been covered by the warranty. However, that warranty will run out next summer and I will not keep this car. I do not believe it will be a reliable "old" car. So now what? A Toyota? I think I'd rather have my old Town Car back!

[Edited 2012-10-16 17:01:29]


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User currently onlineDano1977 From British Indian Ocean Territory, joined Jun 2008, 515 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (2 years 2 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 5298 times:

I used to have a Toyota avensis diesel

It was delivered to me with 30 miles on the clock, four years later it was up for renewal, and it was just short of 500,000miles.

Never went wrong, always started in the morning and still accelerated like a thoroughbred race horse.

I wanted another, but the company changed leasing companies and didn't offer Toyota's



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User currently offlinenickh From United States of America, joined Jun 2008, 223 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (2 years 2 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 5300 times:
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I forgot about one more -- another friend had a 1972 Chevy Caprice Classic with the Chevy Small Block 302 Cubic-Inch V8.

I helped him replace the standard 2-barrel carb with a 4-barrel Holley Racing Carburetor and install a makeshift modified high-flow intake manifold, this is way back when.

He drove that Chevy Caprice to hell and back, and it was aways reliable.

Way back when in my youth, I used to drive a circa 1970s Chevy Malibu (SS) with the 454 Cubic-Inch Police Intercepter engine installed (Don't Ask) -- and despite almost getting me killed a few times, it was actually a very reliable car and very easy to work on. I dis-assembled that thing to the bare bones and built it back up again.

(sigh) - things were so much simpler back then. I hope that I am not showing my age too much.

-Nick



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User currently offlinerutley21 From United States of America, joined Apr 2009, 191 posts, RR: 30
Reply 10, posted (2 years 2 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 5293 times:

I own a 2001 Chevy cavalier, it's been passed down from several people in my family. Still runs great after 11 years. I have not had to do any major repairs on it. Just normal wear and tear.


Rob



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User currently offlineokie From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 3188 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (2 years 2 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 5256 times:

A 2007 Chevy 3/4 ton 6 liter. 325,000 miles. Gas, oil, tires, a battery and a lot of wiper blades.
Repairs, A/C blower switch under warranty. A set of universal joints for drive line at 225,000 miles $345.00. Total down time less than one day for 3+ years.

Billed customers $1.00 to $1,25 per mile depending on customer, it was a good money maker.

We will not talk about the 2010 Ford that replaced it that could not hold on to 75,000 miles, massive massive constant repairs and downtime and costs, back to a Chevy.

Okie


User currently offlineTSS From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 3070 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (2 years 2 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 5233 times:

1978 Mercury Monarch (the Mercury version of a Ford Granada) with the 250 cube inline 6. I paid $75 for it in 1989. It had been sold (and repossessed) twelve times by a "Buy Here Pay Here" used car lot who considered it bad luck to sell any car thirteen times. I drove it for three years and in that time I only had to replace the radiator and the front brake rotors.


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User currently offlineseb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 11796 posts, RR: 15
Reply 13, posted (2 years 2 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 5215 times:

These are my reliable cars:

1982 Datsun 210
1985 Nissan Maxima Diesel
1992 Geo Metro
1995 Ford Escort
2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser (Currently driving)

We also owned a 1981 Honda 1500 which was spectacular and a 1972 Delta 88 which was awful.



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User currently offlineVonRichtofen From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 4638 posts, RR: 36
Reply 14, posted (2 years 2 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 5215 times:

1991 Ford Ranger XLT with 4.0L V6 and manual transmission. Outlasted every other (newer) car in the family so far. Especially the early 2000's GM products (ugh).


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User currently offlineYVRLTN From Canada, joined Oct 2006, 2548 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (2 years 2 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 5215 times:

Quoting okie (Reply 11):
We will not talk about the 2010 Ford that replaced it that could not hold on to 75,000 miles

You always find folks with the opposite luck to you. I have a 2006 F150 and so far good as gold - had to do brakes & tires this year - and my first bulb last week!

Prior to that, all of my cars have been leased so handed back. My Alfa Romeo 147 almost came to a grizzly end 2 years 10 months into its 3 year lease. The hood catch was coroded and unbeknown to me didnt latch down properly. I was doing almost 100 mph on the M25 and it opened and buried itself in the roof.... they finally decided to repair it rather than write it off, but I only ever drove that car again from the repair shop back home to get towed back to the leasing company.



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User currently offlinecfcuq From Canada, joined Sep 2005, 712 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (2 years 2 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 5199 times:

this'll killya, i miled out 3 chevettes, 300 plus thou on each, i got the first one when i sold my 68 chevelle ss396, ended up with chevettes full of kids.

User currently offlinepanam330 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 2693 posts, RR: 9
Reply 17, posted (2 years 2 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 5197 times:

I'm not really old enough to have a long-lasting car yet, but both of my parents drove Saabs while I was growing up. My father's 900S, in particular, was a beast. 275k trouble-free miles, until he got rear-ended by a plow while driving home from a ski trip. My mother's 9000 was rear-ended at a stoplight, but prior to that, it enjoyed 180k carefree miles with zero issues. Those cars caused me to fall in love with Saabs, and I finally own one myself. I'm aware that they're not the same as they used to be, but the heritage is certainly there. Too bad I'll never get the chance to own a new one.

User currently offlinedarthluke12694 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (2 years 2 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 5185 times:

For me, the most reliable car I've had is a 1999 Pontiac Grand Prix. Fantastic car with very little problems. Over 100,000 miles. The only thing I can think of is a couple of the power windows went dead and had to be replaced.

User currently offlineJetsgo From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 3086 posts, RR: 5
Reply 19, posted (2 years 2 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 5184 times:

While I've driven since the day I turned 16 and have had five different cars, they have all been late model and reliable.

2000 Dodge Stratus - Mechanically sound and reliable. Drove it 60k miles and not once did I have a breakdown. However, going through four sets of brakes, two ignition locks, having to duct tape down the trunk since the latch kept sticking, and nearly every interior door panel falling off for no apparent reason took its toll on me and I was happy to see it go.

2006 Ford Taurus and 2007 Ford Fusion - No issues at all.

2010 Honda Civic and 2012 Honda Civic - No issues at all other than a faulty stereo in the 12 with regards to the volume and speed of the vehicle. Simply had the feature disabled at the dealer.



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User currently offline777222LR From United States of America, joined Feb 2012, 135 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (2 years 2 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 5173 times:

Mercedes E, S, and C, and all fine vehicles. - BMW 330 was a great car as well. Worst car, Range Rover. They are all so lovely, but oh so repair heavy.

User currently offlinesccutler From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 5615 posts, RR: 28
Reply 21, posted (2 years 2 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 5165 times:

Not sure which, either

(1) a 1990 Cadillac Sedan Deville, which I drove to something close to 200,000 miles, and sold to my brother-in-law, who drove another 70k or so, and we know it was still running strong over a year later, when it was used in an armed robbery, apparently by the guy to whom Bro-Law sold it (and who never changed the title)! Only real repair it ever needed was when a rock went through the radiator, and I cannot blame the car for that; or

(2) A 1989 Jeep Cherokee, 4.0L six cylinder engine, which required only a set of fuel injectors (made by Bosch in Germany) in something over 200k miles, and was running strong over a year later, according to the fellow who bought it.

My worst car, by the way, was a Honda Civic, but I believe it was not representative, based upon friends' experiences.

I am supremely impressed with my sister's car, a late 90s (1999, I think) Chevrolet Lumina, V6, which not only has over 200k miles, but endures her braille-like driving style with grace and dignity. It looks like stungled hell from the abuse she has heaped upon it, but it runs smoothly, quietly, is amazingly efficient with fuel, and everything in it works. Remarkable.



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User currently offlinestratosphere From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 1653 posts, RR: 5
Reply 22, posted (2 years 2 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 5141 times:

1984 Toyota Celica GTS...car was awesome the only car I have EVER owned that never had any problems since day one..All my american made cars have had issues. Too bad my brother took it out and totaled it.


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User currently offlineRabenschlag From Germany, joined Oct 2000, 1021 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (2 years 2 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 5105 times:

I have not owned too many cars, I tend to keep them as long as viable and do not drive more than 20.000 Km/year.

Here is the rank order from most reliable to least reliable:

1. Subaru Legacy Wagon 2.2 petrol (MY 1998)
2. Citroen ZX 1.9 turbo diesel (MY 1994)
3. Citroen BX 1.4 petrol (MY 1989)
4. BMW 528i touring petrol (MY 2001)

The last one is my current car, it has 220.000 km on the clock and I like many aspects of it. But it was a troublemaker beyond belief. The Citroen BX was FAR more reliable.

Now I'm considering replacing it with a Citroen again.


User currently offlinefr8mech From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 5651 posts, RR: 15
Reply 24, posted (2 years 2 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 5101 times:

1997 Ford Explorer, ~205,000 miles.

Other than routine maintenance, I replaced a water pump at ~65,000 miles and re-did the front-end joints at ~135,000.

Sold it to a cousin 3 years ago...so far as I know, he's still driving it.



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25 Post contains images sudden : Subaru Legacy - Only did normal maintenance (until the gearbox gave up) RS4 B7 - Best car ever. Required some more maintenance, but that was my own ch
26 Bill142 : Well that will teach you for putting that bigger turbo and the nos system on it.
27 Post contains images superfly : Every Lincoln Town Car and Mark V I've owned has been reliable. The only import I've bought was a 1981 Volkswage3n Rabbit diesel that I bought in 1993
28 sudden : But it worked in Fast & Furious so then it must be true.
29 Bill142 : You should have bought something good like a Skyline or a Supra.
30 sudden : Well excuuuse me mister I-know-what's-best!
31 Bill142 : Just face it. A shopping cart is the best.
32 type-rated : 2004 Mazda Tribute LX. Bought it off the showroom floor in Jan 2004 and at 120,000 miles has had only 1 set of brakes replaced (replaced with ceramic
33 DL_Mech : I'm currently driving a 1991 Nissan Maxima SE 5 speed with 300,000+ miles. It still has (guess what?) the original clutch. Do I see a pattern here?
34 IMissPiedmont : The most reliable? Hard to say when I've had 4 so far that I've driven over 200,000 miles and 1 of those was at 372,000 when I gave it away. Ford, Che
35 Dreadnought : Most reliable: 1971 Chevy C-10 pickup 1994 BMW 540 (my brother in law now owns this, so its been in the family for over 15 years now, and he still lov
36 Revelation : My ex had an 86 Corolla, and I had a 90 Mazda 626, both dead-nuts simple cars that ran forever. Seems the Japanese have learned a lot about 'cost engi
37 b727 : I had a 98 Volvo S70. Best Car ever... never broke down. easy to work on. My wife bought a 06 S40, so having volvo envy, I bought a V70R wagon.... let
38 PHLBOS : A couple things: 1. The 302 cid engine was a Ford engine, not a Chevy engine. The Chevy equivalent (sizewise) would've been the 307 which was not off
39 KiwiRob : I've never owned an unreliable car, then again I don't keep them very long and haven't owned a car older than 4 years old for a long time.
40 greasespot : 1982 Toyota supra that my dad bought new. he dro've it for the first 278000km. I then drove it tired 379000km and parked it because if rust. my cousin
41 crapper1 : Honda del sol best car ever i bought one for 600 dollars and drove it for 140,000 miles till a drunk driver sped out of a gas station. At 55 mph i tot
42 TSS : The Monarch had many great qualities, reliability and comfort chief among them, but it's Achilles' heel was that it was bog slow. With the inline 6,
43 Post contains images superfly : That was just a credit option to comply with the new and unecessary federal CAFE standards. You could get a 302cu" or 351cu" V8 with those that moved
44 fr8mech : Mine had auto 4WD and I never had a problem. It got plenty of use in the winter, especially while I was a volunteer FF. Of course, I was practically
45 Zkpilot : Nissan Pulsar.... 1997 model, I owned it from 2001-2010. It had about 40,000km on it and had done 150,000km by the end. In all that time the only thin
46 stasisLAX : Our 1988 Ford Thunderbird Sport had 189,000 miles at the end of its life. Never a major competent replacement (starter died though twice) thanks to it
47 Superfly : WOW, that's just wrong!
48 PHLBOS : IIRC, the 351 was dropped from the Granada/Monarch options list after 1977 so TSS' '78 Monarch wouldn't have had the 351 available to begin with. Whi
49 MCOflyer : I'll probably get flamed for this: Least relaible: 2000 Suzuki Grand vitara Most Relaible: 2007 Dodge Caliber I drove my Dodge for two years as a pizz
50 columba : My current VW Polo TDI, have it for two years, drove more than 70.000 Km with it during that time no problem
51 Superfly : Ford knew that those laws were on it's way. They were designed after the first oil embargo. Ralph Nader was running around peddling his books and alr
52 Post contains images NoWorries : For me it was a 1977 Celica bought new and driven for 170K miles. Aside from the normal brakes, batteries, etc., I replaced one water pump and one alt
53 PHLBOS : Back then, it took roughly 3 to 4 years to develop & launch a new car line. Granted, the Granada/Monarch platform was the same as the 4-door Mave
54 TSS : Correct. '75-'77 Granadas and Monarchs could be had with either the 200 or 250 I6 or the 302 or 351W V8. For 1978, both the 200 I6 and the 351W V8 we
55 Aaron747 : Not mine, but my mother's partner is the proud 2nd owner of a 1987 Toyota pickup. He has had it since 1994 and has driven it all over California and 1
56 Ken777 : We had a '72 Corolla that was outstanding in terms of reliability and costs. And an '84 Corona in Australia that was just as good. Both simply worked
57 Superfly : Those things are bullet-proof. A friend of mines has one in his family since new. Their Toyota truck has survived a rollover on Angeles Crest Highway
58 PHLBOS : Interesting, I never would have guessed that the 200 was offered on those Granadas. It must've been available only on the very basic models. I think
59 mad99 : When I lived in southern California, my father bought a new Toyota truck. White, 4 speed no options, cheapest new truck available. He sold it when it
60 Post contains links and images Aaron747 : One of these??
61 windy95 : Well as far as a brand I have now had three Ford's in a row. With a total mileage on all three at 250K now I have not to have any one of them in for s
62 MD-90 : 500,000 miles in only 4 years? My mother and her sisters shared a Mercury Comet station wagon when they were all at MSU. It had a V8 but I don't know
63 PHLBOS : I'm guessing that yours had the standard 3.0L engine vs. the optional 3.8L engine. The latter (more Windstars had them) was known for having issues a
64 Alias1024 : Most reliable: 1988 Acura Legend. Hardly a problem for 13 years. Least reliable: 2003 Volkswagen Jetta. Two water pumps, one cooling fan, one catalyti
65 MCOflyer : The warranty ran out after 3yr/36K. KH
66 Vanguard : Skoda Octavia. 6 years - and other than normal wear and tear items, only had the ashtray lid go faulty. As a non-smoker that didn't worry me too much!
67 BoeEngr : My most reliable was my 07 Toyota 4Runner with the V8. Never the slightest issue. I've also had a couple good Honda CRXs and Corollas. Also had a Toyo
68 Post contains images blrsea : I drove off the Honda dealership in my 2000 Civic with 30 miles on the odo. It now has 115k miles on it, and runs like a gem! Just regular maintenance
69 Post contains images Superfly : Oooops. What happened to the Lee Iacocca warranty that was 7/70? Probably the best car ever imported to the United States from Japan. I really like t
70 nickh : Oops, my mistake - my friend also had a Ford, I mis-remembered the engine displacement on the Chevy Caprice (might have been the 305...?). Anyway. An
71 GSPflyer : 1990 Jeep Cherokee. My parents bought it around 1995, it was my first vehicle until I upgraded to a Grand Cherokee, and we sold it to a co-worker of m
72 Cactus739 : My last car was incredibly reliable, until 68,000 miles hit. 2006 Mazda 3s 2.3 liter and automatic transmission. All was fine until I reached 68k mile
73 MD-90 : It was a nice radio and even though the car only had 4 speakers they were good ones--very clean, rich sound. Unfortunately something was loose inside
74 okie : Computer problem truck was out of service for 3 weeks (requiring rental to operate business) 4 ea Catalytic converters (requiring rental to operate b
75 Cargolex : Actually there was a Chevy 302, but it wasn't available in the B-body, and not at all by 1972. It was a special created for SCCA trans-am homologatio
76 okie : Also very popular around the Drag Strip (AHRA, NHRA) as well. Particularly when classes were by cubic inch or cubic inch to weight ratio. They were r
77 N1120A : The 1998 BMW M3 that I got in 2002 and drove until a guy rear ended my car badly in early 2011. Changed the clutch and did some minor suspension repai
78 mad99 : I doubt this vary much. A push rod american 5l motor at 10,000rpm..i think not
79 Superfly : No, I was only incorrect on the year. I never said that the I-6 was new for the Granada. Where are you getting that from? It was a cheap engine they
80 petertenthije : My first car was most reliable. A 1988 Volkswagen Golf mk2 with a 1.6 petrol. My first service was very expensive because one of the wheel wells had r
81 CXB77L : For me, it's hard to say. I've owned three cars, none of which have been bullet-proof, but at the same time, none have been kept off the road so frequ
82 BHMNONREV : I bought a used 89 Accord in 1996 with 150K miles on it until I sold it to my brother in law in 2002 when it had 325K on the odometer. Only thing I r
83 okie : You had better do a little research at the Drag Strip. Okie
84 idealstandard : Probably my previous car, a 2004 Ford Mondeo estate. Nice car, specced to Ghia X, so leather, air con, cruise, TVs, heated/cooled seats, electric ever
85 Superfly : Again, these cars are less than 10 years old and shouldn't count. They're too new.
86 Venus6971 : Have a 1992 Ford F-150 with a 5.8 liter 4x4. It has 235000 and still going strong, had to do basic repairs such as fanbelts, starter, windshield( OKla
87 bigorange : I had a Chevy Cobalt which ran until I killed it at 175,000. Towards the end there were a couple of sensors went and it failed inspection but it was s
88 GuitrThree : I'll say it again, for the "I lost count now" times. Current car: 05 Nissan Sentra 1.8S 433,000+ Miles. ONLY NON WEARABLE replacement items were a Fue
89 Superfly : BigOrange? Where have you been over the past 7 years? That's still a new car, sort of.
90 Post contains images idealstandard : Why? Disagree completely to be honest. Doesn't have anything to do with age, you can get a brand new car that is as unreliable as a petrol lawnmower
91 Superfly : No we're not. Nickh specifically stated; I agree with Nickh and "reliable" is a vehicle that starts up every time and doesn't break down and leave yo
92 upsmd11 : I own a 2002 Mercedes ML320 that I purchased new in January 2002. I had only planned 10 years with this car but it's still doing great. There have bee
93 Post contains images idealstandard : Still counts in my mind
94 Post contains images CXB77L : I do not agree. Age is not necessarily an indication of reliability. There are new cars that cause nothing but headaches for the owners. Not only tha
95 Superfly : Not always but most new cars across the board over the past 15 years have been very reliable. There are very strict lemon laws in place to prevent ma
96 cargolex : Again, no. Your prima facie case was: First off, the 200 was not a credit option, it was standard for 1975/76/77. Second, the 250 was not a credit op
97 Post contains images Larshjort : I would say my 1993 VW Polo 1,0 was reliable although a generator belt blew once and I ran out of battery power ~2km from my destination. I also had t
98 na : I never owned a car I can really boast with its reliability. But as I dont have to drive to work no matter what weather I always chose the better look
99 damirc : Most reliable for me was a '91 BMW 520i - no issues, just regular maintenance. The last thing that died was the heating and then it was finally retire
100 Geezer : That's a very easy question to answer; I bought my 2000 Dodge Ram 1 ton dually with Cummins turbo-diesel in 2002, with 30,000 miles on the clock; now,
101 sudden : What is interesting to read from most posts is the fact you don't see many hybrids, low fuel consumtion cars. Most of them are actually cars with big
102 Superfly : Wrong again. That is your misinterpretation of what I said and I appreciate if you would stop putting words in my mouth. Also, I never said that the
103 cargolex : Let's go back to what you said, then: The first oil shock of 1973 lasted from essentially October 16, 1973 to May of 1974, and was felt most acutely
104 Superfly : So? I never said that the inline 6 was designed to meet those standards. It was an in-house engine they already had.
105 TransIsland : My 1997 Subaru Impreza. The most expensive thing I had to do was replacing the original stereo a year or two ago. I've been pondering a new car for a
106 sudden : I hope you went to the Subaru head quarter and dropped the bomb; "See you in court". Had a Subaru Legacy. Great car actually with minimum maintenance
107 DL_Mech : I've driven a stock 302-2V Granada and was surprised how well that engine felt in that chassis compared to other anemic Fords of the day. Plug up the
108 Post contains images Superfly : What's even worse is that engine in a full-size 5007 pound Lincoln Town Car. At least your Ranchero was a much lighter weight vehicle. My first Linco
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