26th Dec 2007, 23:53
I own 4 imports and I find them the best thing after getting rid of my GM cars. I had nothing but trouble with my Cheverolets and Buicks. I spent more in repairs and not to mention tanking resale value than it was worth keeping the car. If you want a superior car I would recommend Honda. I cannot say anymore how well built and reliable they have been for me. Every penny well spent
Brand new GM car are at best copies of previous generation Japanese cars, but do not even come close to those designs either. They are only vehicles for the bargain hunter, and you know in the long run you get what you paid for.
28th Dec 2007, 09:30
$40,000 for an SUV? It is no wonder that the average American is now on average over 10,000 in credit card debt. Throw in a gas-wasting Hemi and add even more.
29th Dec 2007, 18:09
It's pretty obvious that commenter 09:30 hasn't priced any IMPORTED SUV's lately. The problem-plagued Highlander easily reaches $40,000 if heavily optioned, while the Sequoia is way beyond that, and the Toyota Land Cruiser tops 70 grand. Nissan's nightmare Armada goes for over 40 grand too, although "goes" is not a very good word to use for either the Titan or Armada, as they are usually in the shop for repairs and aren't "going" anywhere.
Virtually ALL midsize and full size SUV's now have list prices approaching or well exceeding 40 grand.
The biggest bargains in SUV's are GM's midsized Trailblazer, Envoy and Rainier trio, all of which still feature rugged truck-based platforms, the most powerful and reliable base engines in their class (more power than Ford Explorer's V-8) and incredible smoothness and build quality. In addition, one of these can be purchased very well equipped for less than an unreliable and poorly built Highlander.
15th Sep 2015, 22:20
My brother in law owns a Honda Civic Hybrid. It has 333,000. No joke. It is only on its second hybrid battery (they cost $2500). I have never owned a Honda or Toyota, just letting you know it happens. By the way, my 2001 Ford Taurus has 219,000 miles and still going. I am not afraid to drive on long trips with it (600-700 miles). Original engine and transmission.