YES! Corvette is more reliable and offers much more bang for a buck. Who
cares how great a car is when it is priced out of the reach of 99% of the
population. Anyone can make a great car when the price tag is high. Corvette
offers some serious 911 Competition for $55K.
Not according to the recent JD Power surveys. Did you not see the hug article
in Wall Street journal some time back saying that mercedes was ranked below
Opel in a German quality survey. I have read some bad stuff about most new
mercedes cars, especially the M-Class.
Yes, they are really safe though and great driving cars. But the new Cadillacs
will give them something to be concerned about. And if DCX can't figure out
how to run Chrysler Cadillac won't have much competition period.
You certainly are entitled to you opinion but most Americans
disagree with you. American buy more domestic vehicles from GM
and Ford than ALL of the foreign owned brands combined, including
German owned Chrysler.
Liam Devlin wrote:
Cars built in the US by domestic manufactures employ American
workers as well. The BIG difference is American corporation pay
federal cooperate income taxes and Japanese manufactures merely
assembling cars in the US, do not. In addition domestic cars
cost a lot less than similar size and equipped Japanese cars even
though the Japanese pay their workers less in the US and give
them fewer benefits.
That may be true, but when its my money, my hard earned dollars, I want some
value, I want something that is going to run well, be enjoyable to drive,
and not fall apart....thats why I go HONDA.
I have two Accords, and in 6 years, I have had nothing other than routine
maintenance with my 97.
I am due for brakes and timing belt...but nothing breaks on the
The engines are awesome. OH...I did have a motor mount go earlier this
My USA cars, were just awful...always something, rattling squeaking. Just
awful. Never again.
My one son has a 2000 Accord that has a leaky tranny and multiple
brake problems and his wife's Sable, company car,
has had none. The Sable has 10K more on the clock, so
what your point?
My USA cars are great!
1991 175k one alternator, one set of tires + brakes, muffler and oil
1992 180k one starter, one alternator, two sets of tires + brakes,
muffler hanger ( muffler is still factory ) and oil changes
Speaking of hard earned dollars and by looking at the big picture guess who
gets to pay higher taxes and higher medical payments. The more good paying
jobs lost the more someone else picks up the tab. The government IS going to
get there cut whether it comes from 100 people or 10 people. The people that
have health insurance will be paying extra for the people that don't.
So buying Foreign might not be that good of a value. Save a dollar and pay
money to ship the cars to America. If they were >made in America, they would
cost just as much or even less than >the average American car.
You have not price a foreign car lately have you? Both Toyota and
Honda assemble vehicles in the US but they cost 25 to 30% MORE to
drive home than their similar size and equipped domestics
That is because of the perception that some have that foreign
vehicles are somehow 'better. 'The Mazda (Ford) truck sells for
at least $1,500 more than the Ranger when equipped the same, but
it has a 4/50 warranty to Fords 3/36. The Ranger outsells the
Mazda ten to one. The Pontiac Vibe (Toyota) sells for less than
the Matrix when equipped the same, but the Vibe outsell the
Toyota five to three.
"James C. Reeves" wrote:
This was a 1983 Pontiac 6000, so they were probably similar engines. What
kills me is that the car was basically reliable (bulletproof for my
grandmother, and while I owned it 89-92, it only need a power steering
pump), but one day just cruising down the freeway and BAM! Fluids
I really didn't mean to come across as dogging on all GMs; my wife and I
have recently owned a Cavalier, Alero, and Intrigue, and they were all very
solid rides (the Cav's interior fell apart in 2 years, but that's to be
expected). None hold a candle to my Maxima, though. To be fair, even if
this Nissan runs forever, my next car will probably be a GM. I truly
believe that starting with the 05 Buick Regal, they'll have turned the
corner and started producing competitive cars again. My wife drives a Ford
Escape, and it's been a very, very reliable and tightly-constructed vehicle
much to my surprise. I'm still leery of it, I think Ford just cuts way too
many corners on their cars. Check www.blueovalnews.com to see what I mean.
Actually, the biggest piece of shit I ever owned was a 96 Volks Jetta. That
is the only brand of car I will never, ever consider buying again.
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