Yes. Buy a Ford or GM vehicle. Our Honda fell apart before 100,000 miles. Our Ford made over 300,000 miles and two of our GM's made well over 200,000 miles with no problems.
That's not very good advice. I've yet to own a GM vehicle that even made 50,000 miles (let alone even 100,000) and I've only owned one Ford vehicle that made it over 100,000.
I am on my third and last transmission on my Odyssey, because when this one goes it is going to the scrap yard. Honda helped fully with first two transmission, but only helped with a 1/4 of the cost of third. I think they should have covered it.
New GM vehicles are under WARRANTY to 100,000 miles. As for Fords, our company trucks are Ford, GM and Dodge, and we seldom have any major issues on any of them before 300,000 miles. We've never had any import come even remotely close to that mileage without massive and expensive repairs. Since the 90's Ford and GM have been very reliable. We just retired a '93 Ford truck last year with 332,000 miles and never a major (and few MINOR) repairs.
"New GM vehicles are under Warranty to 100,000 miles."
My Honda came with a LIFETIME WARRANTY. I got a better vehicle AND a better warranty.
My son purchased a new Chevy Malibu not long ago. It came with GM's 5-year/100,000 mile warranty obviously.
He talked very highly about it. Said he was very happy with his purchase. When I was in the market for a newer vehicle, he recommended I try a new GM. I was wary, as I've never had good luck with GM vehicles (never had one make more than 40,000 miles).
I decided not to heed his advice and bought a used Honda CR-V with 50,000 miles on it. It's been great, and even came with a LIFETIME warranty.
As for my son, he is now looking into buying a Honda himself, as his new Chevy Malibu is dead at 35,000 miles.
I also have a 2000 Odyssey. I had to put a new trans in at 99000 miles. At 135,000 the trans broke down. The Honda dealer fought me, but eventually covered the cost of a new one. Then at 175,000 I needed a new trans one more time. The dealer charged me $1000.00, so I had it done.
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