23rd Mar 2015, 22:35

Remind me to never purchase a used car from you.

24th Mar 2015, 23:58

Just check the Million Mile Club, there is more than 1 American model with more than 1 million miles on them. You obviously like Hondas and probably have little experience with recent American models. I have always driven GM (mostly Buick) and had good luck with them; admittedly few have had high miles before I traded them. Drive what you like, but why knock what others drive. We all make our own choices, and most cars are pretty equal today. IMO Honda is not very desirable, and you probably feel the same about Buick, but I could care less.

25th Mar 2015, 09:41

We have domestic company cars and trucks with 250-300k on them. Granted highway driven, no cornfields. But making deliveries to refineries, foundries etc. Maintenance and logs are kept on each. I would love to see the oil pan on the Honda. Get a scraper out to remove the sludge. I also doubt it would fly through our emission test at Motor Vehicle to get its tags renewed.

25th Mar 2015, 21:33

1988-1993 Buick Centuries with the 3.3 liter V6 were a little known gem - one of the most reliable, durable, and economical small cars ever made (well midsized, whatever they call them - to me they're small). Alas, anything newer in a Century is a bad bet, just like most newer cars - problematic. You might still be able to find one of those old good ones around, if you're lucky.

21st Jul 2015, 00:05

My mom had a 1991 Buick Century, and it was reliable and lasted forever until it got stolen.

21st Jul 2015, 00:06

The million mile domestic club has lots of Town Cars, Crown Vics and Grand Marquis in it.

14th Mar 2022, 20:39

Through the years I have had Hondas, Toyotas, Chevys, Buicks, Dodges, Fords and Hyundais. Quite honestly I would take an American built vehicle over anything. Honda and Toyota do a very good job of covering up their flaws; they are overrated, plain, and boring to drive for the most part in my opinion.

16th Mar 2022, 07:09

You can buy American “desirable”. Most people prefer Japanese reliable.

16th Mar 2022, 17:13

Please explain how the generic statement that somehow, stuff made by Toyota and Honda are "Boring"? The V6 Accord is good for around 6 seconds 0-60. That is absolutely smokin' fast.... and it's a 4 door family car. Cars in general have become so generic it's hard to even tell the difference. My wife and I looked at cars right before the chip shortage hit. We wanted to get a crossover of some sort. We kept an open mind and looked at vehicles from GM, Ford, Honda, Toyota, Nissan, and Subaru. They are ALL the same. Vehicles today are designed via marketing formulas. I was amazed at how similar each model was. They were all about the same size and configuration. All of them used CVT transmissions - which all feel "squishy". They all got about the same fuel economy. The interiors were also similar in layouts. We live in an era where brands have less actual distinction and originality.

17th Mar 2022, 14:03

Love the Jeeps. Just saw and sat in one at the Philadelphia Auto Show. And Fords are nice.

19th Mar 2022, 17:49

If you're in the market for a crossover of some sort, why not go for the current Ford Bronco? Definitely distinguishes itself in the styling department compared to all the generic looking me too crossovers. I wouldn't go with anything Jeep as quality and reliability has dwindled.

15th Aug 2022, 05:35

These Hondas do have two very big problems. The first is rust which seems to enjoy eating these vehicles. The other one is the automatic transmission which is one of the worst, non-CVT units in the marketplace.

16th Aug 2022, 19:39

Kind of hard ton define "American" cars these days - as far as actual cars anymore. Almost all of Buick's lineup are based off of German made Opels. Obviously the Crown Vic is no more. The reason cars like the Century and Crown Vic and its Lincoln Town Car brethren were reliable was because they were made forever. The 3800 engine in the Buicks dated back to the 1960's. The Crown Vic used an engine design from the early 90's and its platform dated all the way back to 1979. When you've had that long to work out the kinks - sure it had better be good.

My Grandmother had a 1996 Buick LeSabre. Out of all of the American cars we had in the family over time, it was the most reliable. But it wasn't what I would call a great car either. Interior and exterior fit and finish was sort of lousy and the thing squeaked and rattled a lot. It started leaking power steering fluid at the 150k mark. Then it started leaking transmission fluid. And then engine oil. We just filled those up. The power steering reservoir was in the dumbest place ever. Behind the engine and against the firewall. It made it to 200k before we sold it, but by then that car was seriously roached.

Some of the Jeep models would run forever. The old XJs with the inline 4.0 would go forever and ever. But likewise everything else fell apart. A friend of mine had one. Over 300,000 miles. Not bad it was scary on the freeway and sounded like everything was about to break loose.

OTOH Some Toyota/Lexus/Honda.Acura models will just run forever and yet they don't start falling apart after 200k. My brother had an Avalon. Boring as can be. And he beat the snot out of that thing. Yet at past 320,000 miles it was still as tight and solid as it was when it was new. I felt it just had better materials and better overall construction. Same goes for a slew of other Toyotas we owned. They just ran and ran and ran until you got tired of them and traded them in still perfectly fine condition.