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Today's legendary reliability vehicle is? #4090008 05/07/16 12:09 AM
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I remember as I really started to notice cars in the late '70's - early '80's that MB, Volvo, and Saab were cars famous for their reliability. By the end of the decade the Japanese had swooped in and Honda and Toyota seemed to hold that title for about twenty years. As I survey the new car landscape now, there doesn't seem to be any contender for that throne.

Have we seen the end of legendary reliability? Is it just that mechanicals now are enough better that no one marque stands apart?

Or is there a maker today making such cars and I just am ignorant of it?

Re: Today's legendary reliability vehicle is? [Re: cadfaeltex] #4090010 05/07/16 12:11 AM
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I think Toyota is still doing well. The Tacoma and Corolla anyhow.


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Re: Today's legendary reliability vehicle is? [Re: cadfaeltex] #4090012 05/07/16 12:14 AM
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*Puts on flame suit*

Toyota still holds the torch.


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Re: Today's legendary reliability vehicle is? [Re: cadfaeltex] #4090013 05/07/16 12:15 AM
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Re: Today's legendary reliability vehicle is? [Re: cadfaeltex] #4090026 05/07/16 12:51 AM
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Originally Posted By: cadfaeltex
Have we seen the end of legendary reliability?


With the introduction of variable valve timing and direct fuel injection, yes.

Re: Today's legendary reliability vehicle is? [Re: cadfaeltex] #4090027 05/07/16 12:56 AM
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Id have to say Honda is the best for overall reliability and quality.

Re: Today's legendary reliability vehicle is? [Re: cadfaeltex] #4090029 05/07/16 12:59 AM
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The same vehicle that has always held the title...

The Suzuki Samurai!



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Re: Today's legendary reliability vehicle is? [Re: cadfaeltex] #4090030 05/07/16 01:02 AM
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Dont forget the 2003 and up Crown Vics. I see more 400,000 mile and above than any other car thru this shop than any other make. after all the years of small changes they got it right.

Re: Today's legendary reliability vehicle is? [Re: cadfaeltex] #4090036 05/07/16 01:21 AM
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Re: Today's legendary reliability vehicle is? [Re: cadfaeltex] #4090037 05/07/16 01:41 AM
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compared to 70s vehicles, all modern cars (well, most...) are crazy reliable with little but specific service.
But interesting question, what current car will be a legend?

I don't know, but maybe still some japanese 4 cyl small truck?

Re: Today's legendary reliability vehicle is? [Re: cadfaeltex] #4090045 05/07/16 02:29 AM
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I'd say its Toyota.


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Re: Today's legendary reliability vehicle is? [Re: 901Memphis] #4090057 05/07/16 04:00 AM
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Re: Today's legendary reliability vehicle is? [Re: ShotGun429] #4090058 05/07/16 04:03 AM
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Originally Posted By: ShotGun429
Dont forget the 2003 and up Crown Vics. I see more 400,000 mile and above than any other car thru this shop than any other make. after all the years of small changes they got it right.


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Re: Today's legendary reliability vehicle is? [Re: cadfaeltex] #4090060 05/07/16 04:25 AM
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Any low tech Honda or Toyota.

Re: Today's legendary reliability vehicle is? [Re: cadfaeltex] #4090085 05/07/16 06:19 AM
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Just visit all service bays on all makes and ask the mechanics what they think..then you will not be guessing...


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