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We had a much older, wealthier clientele than our Chevy store across the street. It provides a useful look at historical statistics from that era. But that is one car I bet would be hard to turn up even in fertile CC country. The funny thing is there are always Europeans on internet forums claiming that VWs and other mass-market European cars are just as reliable as the best cars from Japan in Europe.
Every brand has lemons, some more than others though. Can you provide evidence for this? Receive updates on the best of TheTruthAboutCars. The Chevy Cruze with the 1. I have learned my share of graduate level statistics. By then there are enough cars which are not part of any roadside assistance program anymore.
All the brilliant engineering came to 0. That sums up how I feel about it now. Some of the the people you described may now buy Hyundais and… Dacias yes — I know a few younger people who needed a reasonably reliable first car and took the plunge.
If this is actually the explanation from ADAC, I have to say their study has no credibility whatsoever. You could google it yourself. No Hondas in Germany over those years? The next 12 years I added k to it. That being said, some of the European brands may have improved a lot over the last 10 years. Money pit that it was mostly HVAC it never left me or my ex stranded. It may not be a coincidence that Japan tends to emphasize group harmony in their culture, something Western dilettantes may never be able to internalize.
It may also reimburse the driver for simple services, such as a battery jump or the changing of a flat tire. Cos everyone knows them fancy Still, pannenstatisgik German brands fare a lot better adax you would expect from all the noise over here. I do know that the little Toyota Starlet and its relatives were big over-all winners often. Posted May 27, at 3: When I worked for Avis, we knew when we got 9 new Puntos, 3 would go straight to workshop, but one of my colleagues had an ancient 1.
Toyotas are mainly bought by old er people who treat their car as if it was made of gold and never put the pedal to the metal. Are they unpopular in Germany, or just mediocre? W and W tops the lists of its class every year, until und the arrival of the W Yeah, good luck getting a Century. I almost said Crown Comfort, perhaps I should have. Seems the Delta platform is a vast improvement over what came before it. Apparently the DSG has an extremely expensive service interval every 40, miles.
They were specifically bought more by younger buyers then, who were more adventurous and tired of the poor reliability of the home-town brands. Trucks, Pickups and Vans. I saw the report of that e-mail too. Of course, thirty years later, those once-young Toyota buyers are now older.
If only it had been more like a Toyota Century or Lincoln Town Car, sticking to long-proven, appropriate levels of tech for a big, often chauffeur-driven model while something more sporting served as the tech flagship…. However when it comes mechanical the difference is almost irrelevant. And to anticipate your concerns, ADAC notes mileage on each vehicle of every call in order to adjust the raw data.
My 1st Hyundai, with ,00 miles has a different, but somewhat similar an oxymoron issue. Related Articles.
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