31st Dec 2006, 15:50
Yeah, my Honda Accord has taken about 1000 dollars in 50,000 miles, but it has 250,000 miles. Our Chevrolet has taken at least 5000 dollars in repairs. You are going off assumptions pal!
31st Dec 2006, 16:03
I bought a '98 Tacoma two years ago with 29,000 miles on it for $12,000. It cost me much less than any brand new Ford and will still be running when today's new Fords are in the junkyard.
31st Dec 2006, 17:33
Gosh, a poster on another review said he paid $35k for his Dodge truck, had tons of problems which caused him thousands to repair, and he ended up selling it six years later for $2,500.
Guess your story is just another myth generated by the good folks at Chrysler Public Relations.
1st Jan 2007, 05:24
Kind of like buying a garage kept low mileage Acura TL and getting less than a third of what it cost new 4 years later. All any buyer today has to do is look at a CarFax and see all the dealer warranty repairs... in time we will now see more and more 2005-2006 high mileage import reviews. Comparing a car you bought used is not going to give you as accurate comparison as one that started brand new. I could buy an almost new vehicle that was a repo or had issues and be on here saying how much of a better buy it was. It may run well today and fall apart next month. I bought a clean 2 top 450 SL used seemed to be a great buy at $10,000 and unexpectedly spent $2000 just to get the emissions corrected to pass inspection. I only buy new now with long factory warranties and am staying away from used stuff.
19th Jan 2007, 21:45
Tacoma is a mid-size truck. I have an '07 double cab, which is the biggest Tacoma you can get. My neighbor has an F250 double-cab and parks right next to me. His truck is huge. It actually sticks out past his parking space and out into the parking lot. I don't see how people drive those big long trucks in the city. When I lived in rural Georgia I had a full-size four wheel drive Ford, but I couldn't imagine driving that thing in SoCal traffic. Buy what fits your needs is my advice.
27th Jan 2007, 21:38
I can't wait to dump my absolute piece of junk 2000 GMC Sierra for a new Tacoma next month. The Sierra has been the most disappointing car I've ever owned, and it will be my last American vehicle I ever buy.
28th Jan 2007, 04:10
If you stay with GM, you'll have a better standard 100,000 mile warranty, and you'll miss the ride and performance on their higher end models. Automatically thinking you are going to have less issues, you may want to research quite a bit before you do.
I have always owned a new car (now a SUV) and a new truck at the same time. I don't care for the Sierra trim/styling, but my friend has a new heavy duty loaded 4X4 version with a complete TracRac slide kit package non factory. It's a pretty nice truck. I upgraded to the 2007 SS models and I just got the SUV as well. My 2004 Silverado was also great only oil changes and performance upgrades. I feel either buy new domestics or older imports. I have had both, and was surprised to find that the past 5 years it was a lot more import new car repairs than on my new domestics.
I think I lot of people, especially those buying new cars are buying the lighter weight imports, hoping for the fuel savings,insurance but start seeing out of line repairs and go back to domestics. I'd buy an older import car with very low mileage first if I were to do that again. But then you don't know what you are buying. I'd rather know the vehicle's full history. I love driving, and to me a vehicle is more than just a point A to point B vehicle. That's why I feel it's great to research and test drive many vehicles and convince yourself. I have also rented vehicles from Enterprise as a good way to try out new models for a full weekend, far away from car dealerships and salesmen.
28th Jan 2007, 09:36
<<If you stay with GM, you'll have a better standard 100,000 mile warranty, and you'll miss the ride and performance on their higher end models.>.
GM warranty isn't worth the paper it's printed on. Good luck with trying to get your dealer to comply.
Such warranties, while comforting, are no substitute for quality.
28th Jan 2007, 10:49
<<I think I lot of people especially those buying new cars are buying the lighter weight imports hoping for the fuel savings, insurance, but start seeing out of line repairs and go back to domestics>.
Um, well, if you peruse the repair costs on the modern domestics cited on this site you will find some outrageous bills.
I mean, I called up the Chevy dealer and asked them how much a simple oil change was for my 2005 Aveo and they said $50 plus tax and disposable fee. Now tell me that is cheap.
Of course, I went to a qualified mechanic and had it done for $20 inclusive.
24th Apr 2007, 11:02
Strange the way some here point to one vehicle and extrapolate that to the whole line. To the person who complained about Dodge, we had a Dodge van with well over 250,000 miles and the only things we did to it were oil changes and air filter changes when we thought about it. And don't forget about the poster who said his new Toyota was leaking and the AC quit within a short time of purchase. Are we, then, to conclude that all Toyotas are bad because of this one?