Consumer Reports’ Most Reliable Cars

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  1. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    (Original article source: Consumer Reports)

    Obviously the Camaro image caught my eye, and I figured this article would be of particular interest of you guys here given our association with the Camaro and GM. Plus, I figure we like cars too, so I thought I'd share :) 
     

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  2. turboedguy

    turboedguy minibotologist

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    I bought a 09' Camry SE v6 brand new in 2008, and got the safety recall for the pedal, but have yet to take it in. She just hit 23,000 mi.

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  3. Dark_Convoy

    Dark_Convoy Old Bastard Veteran

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    I can attest to this, I have an '03 Legacy and the damn thing is built like a tank.

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  4. MidnightBliss

    MidnightBliss Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the read.
     
  5. Omegatron

    Omegatron Mandatory Fun. Buy it now TFW2005 Supporter

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    I've only had two issues with my 2000 Focus, and our 2007 Focus has had nothing wrong with it.
     
  6. TacomaPrime

    TacomaPrime Cybertronian Tacoma

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    Strange. I have a 2005 Subaru WRX wagon, and have had no problems whatsoever. Only things done to it have been oil changes and the 30k mile service.
     
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    Ace Convoy Well-Known Member

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    The Family 98 Ford Explorer sport ftw.

    For a 12 year old truck,she's still pretty strong

    215k on the odometer
     
  8. Tigertrack

    Tigertrack Back In The Game!

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    My Insight's been going strong for 9 years so far. Haven't had any problems with it whatsoever. Long live Honda! :) 

    By the way, it's the fourth Honda I've owned since I was 14!
     
  9. jorod74

    jorod74 Psycholagnist (Ret.)

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    my mother bought a Honda Element last year.
    Hate is such a forgiving word for it in my book.
    as a car for a single person, or 2 people, it is okay.
    for a family car or wagon for the soccer moms, it's a b-yotch.

    after spending time with a 2009 model, i'd love to replace the Element with a Ford Edge.
    those are nice, classy and pretty damn tough.
     
  10. Razerwire

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    My history of cars driven:

    1997 Volkswagen Passat (my dad's car which I learned to drive on.)
    1986 Mercury Cougar (my first car which was a hand me down from my mom.)
    1994 Toyota Camry LE (hand me down car from my sister for college.)
    1997 Toyota Avalon (my mom's current car which I drive whenever I go home.)
    2000 Toyota Sequoia (my sister's that I borrow from time to time on trips to Tahoe.)
    2003 Subaru WRX (my first car that I bought myself.)
    2004 Volkswagen Golf (my wife's car that I drive from time to time.)
    2010 Toyota Highlander SE (my current car.)

    I have to say that out of all those cars, the Mercury Cougar stands out as the biggest POS I've ever driven. My parents also had a Chevrolet Caprice station wagon that was a giant POS as well. My parents bought the Cougar new and it was nice until things just started falling apart on it within 5 years. Same with the Caprice wagon.

    Needless to say, after experiences with those two, my family has never bought an American car ever since.

    I can definitely appreciate the fact that Ford is doing well these days since it does seem like some of their products are pretty innovative.

    GM, however, took their grand old time getting their collective asses in gear.

    If I were to buy American, I'd probably think Ford first. But I'd definitely seek options from a company like Toyota first since they have yet to burn me.
     
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    Ya know, I'm surprised Dodge would be down in the shitter... :( 

    Wait, what?
     
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    Tigertrack Back In The Game!

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    Since I was 14, I've owned a 1972 Honda Z Coup. Several years later I inherited my grandmothers 1990 Honda Accord. Gave the Accord to my sister-in-law and I got a 1988 CRX SI which I've been wanting for a while.
    I've kept both the '72 Coup and the '88 CRX till the year 2000 when the Honda Insight first came available. In 2001, we traded a couple of cars for my new Insight.
    Have to say the Insight's been the best of all them. With 65-70 MPG, it's an awesome car!
     
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    QmTablit Disguise: Check. Robot...

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    My '03 Rav4 has never done me wrong, 130K miles and going.

    And my Mom still drives my old car, a '97 4Runner.
     
  14. moreprimeland

    moreprimeland Optimus told me to do it! Moderator TFW2005 Supporter

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    Chevrolet had its best showing in years; 83 percent of models had average or better scores in predicted reliability, up from 50 percent.

    Duhhhhh...maybe because they didn't have any Pontiac's to sell..:puke: 
    STILL not over it GM!!! bring back Pontiac.. :mad 
    (ok, short rant over..hee hee)
     
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    1972 Chevy Monte Carlo running like a clock after 38 years. Apparently, the Chevy 350 V8 is indestructible.
    2005 Chevy Colorado no issues after 5 years of service.
    2008 Ford Escape (wife's) transmission cooler went bad, brought in for recall and repaired. Been solid otherwise.
     

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