OK. so you want to know which is the MOST reliable car there is.
probably you are in the market for a new or used cars and you want the little car to last long.
I think the most reliable car ever made is either the Honda civic or the Toyota corolla
But you might be surprise to know that the most reliable car ever made is not a car but rather the Volkswagen beetle. That car can go on for miles and miles. The engine is simple and it uses air to cool it instead of liquid like the other traditional cars, but the beetle is no longer in production so if I had to guess the current most reliable cars right now would have to be the Honda Civic or the Toyota Corolla.I am sorry to say that none of the American cars are very reliable.
American cars are made with very cheap parts. Where as the Japanese cars are made of higher quality materials and with higher tolerances in their engineering. Until I start to see American cars build with higher tolerances on their engineering, they will not as reliable as Asian Imports. I think that American manufacturers like GM FORD AND CHRYSLER make their cars not to last as long because they are thinking of money. They are being greedy. Why do I say that.?
Well, if they make cars last long, you wouldn't have to buy a new car more frequently. It makes sense from a business point of view. All they seem to think is about their pockets. I am a mechanic and I have worked on all kinds of automobiles, and I have to say when you replace the parts on each cars, the parts on the Asian Imports are made of higher quality, they last longer and are therefore more reliable. if you dont believe me. try this.. if you have a domestic car like a Ford or GM, look under the hood, look at the engine parts.. you will notice the parts look bulky and oversize.. why is that? its because they are cheaper to manufacture so they have to pay less to the employees who make them and they get to make more parts faster. but if they made good quality engineered parts, the parts wouldn't break as frequent.
let me give you an example. this is a pulley from a domestic car:
now, this is another pulley from an import car:
do you see the difference? better quality? The difference is clear. the first pulley is very simple in design, therefore, it will be easy to manufacture, thus, the car maker will pay less money to have it made. Now look at the second image of the import part. you can see that it will be more complicated to manufacture because of the engineering. and that is all i am saying here. American manufacturers need to engineer better parts for cars so they will last longer. simple. I am an American, and I love my country. I want America to be #1
American Manufacturers need to stop being so greedy and start making better cars if they ever want to get the trust of consumers... I have own a Dodge, Ford mustang and a Chevy car, I have also own a Toyota and a Nissan, and I would never buy a Dodge, Ford or GM car again. My first NEW car was a dodge Ram 1500, man, I only had it for one year, I bought it for $21000 in 1995, in 1996, I traded in for a Ford Mustang, in 1998 I traded the mustang for a used 1989 Maxima, I drove that Maxima until 2006 with over 280,000 miles, then I traded it for a 1998 Nissan Pathfinder, currently its what I am driving and it currently has 170,000 miles and still running strong. Last year I purchased a 2007 Toyota Yaris for commuting, it I love it, it has 40k miles per gallon. runs great and nothing has been broken. only thing I've done is change the oil and air filter. wow!! I love it.
One thing I will give American car makers is 'innovation'. they come up with good new features, but the the Japanese get them perfected. Also, remember that these import cars, are not actually made outside the U.S.A - many are made by Americans, so its not that American workers are making cheap cars, but rather the Company. For example, many of Toyota's cars, are built and manufacture here in America by Americans.
Wed Jan 25, 2012
Japanese car are the best.
Thu Mar 28, 2013
coz propaganda is the best way to make bealivers , even if its true or not , the people fall for the crap of propaganda , , the reallyty is that jap cars are only good for gas miliage with little engines below 2 liters but once you are above that , they become as bad in gas miliage as any v8 , and cant beliave how people beliave that this engines are reliable , why do this jap engines burn oil easily , and why americans dont,i want an answer??
Thu Mar 28, 2013
i have owned chevy, ford, nissan, honda and toyota.
i can give you an answer. its simple, the gaskets. its normal wear and tear. you only noticed jap engines burning oil, because the engine is already at 200k+ miles, i have a nissan at 216k+, and just last week, i changed the valve cover gaskets. the gaskets wore out, not the engine, the engine still is kicking.
infact, just today i went to do the state inspection smog test, and it passed the emissions without any problems.
Sat Apr 21, 2012
dumb pst dumb comparation this guy just dont know what his talking about plus many other people also,letme tell you and hate me if you want but jap cars are the worse piece of manureever , if you dont bealive me go ahead and gougle the 10 worst second hand cars to buy , and you be surpriced to know that the corolla is one of them , and the promblem is engine mud instead of oil , the engine is ****i and gm came up to be the only one with no failing exept for the dexcool coolant problem read it your self and dont come with crap that comes out of you little brain
Fri Feb 17, 2012
My husband told me the same thing 30 years ago and i have always bought Nissan or Toyota since then. I have never had a mechanical breakdown with these cars with proper care and maintenence. Quite a different story when i had a chevy and pontiac prior to learning from him. What he says is so true!
Thu Feb 02, 2012
I have a toyota corolla that runs perfect with 300,2010 miles I am a sales profesional and get to drive it every day to all my clients. simply the best car.
Thu Dec 22, 2011
This guy is silly. First of all, the comparison of the two pulleys are for different applications. The top is a water pump pulley, the bottom is a crankshaft pulley. This guy has no credibility what-so-ever. BTW, I am a mechanical engineer. If you are going to make a comparison, just go by the collected data from a reliable source.
Wed Nov 23, 2011
That is not the point the author is trying to illustrate. He was merely using the pulley as an example of the way American manufacturers cut costs by making cheaper parts.
Fri Nov 18, 2011
Irv Gordon's 1960's Volvo P1800 will soon clock 3,000,000 miles. I think that qualifies it as the most reliable car of all time, or at least the most durable car of all time. My lowly 1993 Toyota Camry will soon reach 350,000 miles, good but not even close to the P1800.
Sat May 21, 2011
You are such a dope. The top pulley is probobly at least 20 years old and is perfectly serviceable. Inexpensive and would never be replaced unless the car was in a collision.
Sat Feb 19, 2011
I find it ironic that you claim his English writing skills suck when you fail to capitalize "I", as well as the proper noun "English".
Tue Feb 01, 2011
i repair cars for a living
Fri Jan 21, 2011
I have a 2003 Kia Sedonna and it is NOT the most reliable vehicle I have ever owned. It has 140,000 km and we have replaced the timing belt, ignition pick up sensor, battery, and still doesn't run right and doesn't produce enough heat. It's turning into a money pit. It is expensive to fix. Thanks for sharing your advice on reliable vehicles. I need one.
Thu Jun 21, 2012
timing belt, battery, spark plug air filters, oil filters, tires are just a part of regular maintenance. You have to replace those on EVERY car. What we are talking about are cars that run great even if you do do that
Thu Jun 21, 2012
Hey i was confused when you said you traded your car for another one ive heard of selling them for cash but never trading. how did you do it?
Fri Jan 21, 2011
I have a 1993 Ford Escort LX Station wagon with well over 300,000 miles and it still runs like it's brand new. The air conditioning still works, heather, power steering, everything! I haven't really been taking care of it too much since I only go in for oil changed when the oil change light comes on and it's still on the original engine and transmission and never once rebuilt. Now that's a reliable car.
Sun Sep 12, 2010
I'm sorry but whoever posted this is a complete moron. I'm a Japanese car driver for life but the article is completely irrelevant and biased with no fact to support their claims. Word to the wise, if you want to sound credible make sure you reference sources and stay away from misleading pictures and personal experiences to support your claim. You show an old dusty underdrive pulley and brand new underdrive pulley. Neither picture is an example of quality or tolerances. What if the pully below was actually made of plastic and the one above it was made from steel? It's just not an example of quality and makes you sound foolish. I will agree that Japanese cars outsurpass American and German cars as far as reliability is concerned but this article is just plain dumb.
Sat Sep 04, 2010
I agree with what this guy has to say. I'm American- born and raised -never left the country, and even I agree that most American cars are built very cheaply and unreliably. My dad had a 1972 Datsun b110 (NOT 210) that got about a million miles on it with very little work other than basic maintenance (original engine and everything). My mother had a 97 toyota corolla that got 200 thousand miles on it while literally doing nothing to it accept oil changes and replacing the headlights. My dad's 97 Lexus (made by toyota), other than routine maintenance, has never had a problem since he got it with about 110,000 on it (it has around 170,000 on it now). The top 5 least reliable cars of 2010 were all American, and I know several people that love the dependability of Yota's. Anyway, I respect all opinions and am open minded to new ones.
Sun Aug 08, 2010
What's a voltwagen? Whatever it is it's probably not in production anymore because Volkswagen sued them for having a similar name or something. Besides the Beetle is pathetic, my friend got one in high school thinking it was reliable, it didn't make it to his senior year, even though he babied it. It's so hard to understand what you're saying that I'm having difficulty arguing with you. But it sounds like you think american cars arent reliable, which is just plain bull. I bought a 92 pontiac bonneville as my first car. Its driven me through 6 winters and 270,000 miles so far. The only problems I've ever had were running out of gas and one time I left my headlight on and klled my battery. I rarely even change the oil on it. Most cars would have been dead before 100k with the way I treat my car, but it's still running strong (and 100% american). Also, higher tolerances doesn't mean more reliable, it means less room for a part to fail before it does serious damage. If you've owned 5 cars you must either be wasteful, unhappy with what you have, or old, but either way you should still be older than me, I'm only in my mid 20's, and if you're older you should at least have the grammar of someone who attended school above 6th grade.
Wed Jul 25, 2012
HA! 100% american. most of the parts for it sourced out of china.