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Martin James Smith

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Hi all,

Say I wanted to buy the most reliable new compact car on the market
right now, the one least likely to ever break down on me in the
future, what would it be?

cheers,

MS
 
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Fox\'s Mercantile

Guest
On 7/30/20 1:36 PM, Martin James Smith wrote:
Hi all,

Say I wanted to buy the most reliable new compact car on the market
right now, the one least likely to ever break down on me in the
future, what would it be?

cheers,

MS
A 1965 Chevrolet 1/2 ton 6\' bed pickup truck.


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\"I am a river to my people.\"
Jeff-1.0
WA6FWi
http:foxsmercantile.com
 
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pfjw@aol.com

Guest
But only one from inland Texas.

Peter Wieck
Melrose Park, PA
 
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pfjw@aol.com

Guest
How high is \"UP\"?

About any vehicle above a minimum standard will last, effectively forever with proper maintenance and appropriate driving techniques.

As you are specifying current production by implication, and are not focused just on cost, I suggest you start with the Toyota Prius family, then look at various of the Hyundai family.

All of which get good reports, and Hyundai has its very long warranty.

Then, there is the entire Subaru family - if AWD is an attractant.

With proper care-and-feeding, you should get a reliable 200,000 miles (322,000 km) out of any of them.

Peter Wieck
Melrose Park, PA
 
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Mike Coon

Guest
In article <trmdnexyENfKib7CnZ2dnUU7-WHNnZ2d@giganews.com>,
jdangus@att.net says...
On 7/30/20 1:36 PM, Martin James Smith wrote:
Hi all,

Say I wanted to buy the most reliable new compact car on the market
right now, the one least likely to ever break down on me in the
future, what would it be?

cheers,

MS


A 1965 Chevrolet 1/2 ton 6\' bed pickup truck.
I think that could only be made \"compact\" by a crusher!

Mike.
 
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Jon Elson

Guest
Martin James Smith wrote:

Hi all,

Say I wanted to buy the most reliable new compact car on the market
right now, the one least likely to ever break down on me in the
future, what would it be?
I\'ve had fantastic luck with Toyota and Honda. I am driving a Honda Civic
hybrid now with over 160K miles on it. Other than standard maintenance, the
only thing needing service was the hybrid battery, covered under
manufacturer\'s warranty.

We are still running our 2000 Toyota Sienna van with 250K miles. The
plastic door handles are crumbling, and new old stock replacement handles
can be had, but they are also deteriorated, so there\'s no point in it.
The only service on that one, other than normal stuff (tires, brakes,
battery) is a radiator that I can chalk up to a deer collision years before.

Before that, I had a Toyota Corolla stick shift station wagon that I kept
for 19 years! I got at least 160K miles out of that one, and it was still
running after 2 accidents, when we decided to retire it.

Jon
 
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Jon Elson

Guest
pfjw@aol.com wrote:

How high is \"UP\"?

About any vehicle above a minimum standard will last, effectively forever
with proper maintenance and appropriate driving techniques.
Well, we had several \"US label\" cars that needed a lot of work, both under
warranty and after warranty expiration. Stuff like engine block water
leaks, AC constantly leaking refrigerant, $3000 transmission overhauls, and
on and on, even before reaching 100K miles.

Our Toyota and Honda vehicles have run well over 100K with almost no repairs
other than tires, brakes, batteries, windshield wipers and such.

Our 2000 Toyota van with 250K miles has had a new starter and recently a new
radiator, but I think that was due to a deer collision.

My 1989 Toyota Corolla wagon ran 160K miles with only a starter at 136K, but
was finally retired after 2 collisions.

My current driver is a Honda Civic hybrid with 160K miles, still running
like new. ZERO maintenance outside the scheduled stuff, except when the
damn mice chewed the wires under the hood. That\'s 11+ years old.

Jon
 
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John Robertson

Guest
On 2020/07/30 12:11 p.m., pfjw@aol.com wrote:
But only one from inland Texas.

Peter Wieck
Melrose Park, PA
They don\'t salt the roads in the winter there?

John ;-#)#
 
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Ralph Mowery

Guest
In article <-76dna8eHf8cp77CnZ2dnUU7-SXNnZ2d@giganews.com>, elson@pico-
systems.com says...
About any vehicle above a minimum standard will last, effectively forever
with proper maintenance and appropriate driving techniques.

Well, we had several \"US label\" cars that needed a lot of work, both under
warranty and after warranty expiration. Stuff like engine block water
leaks, AC constantly leaking refrigerant, $3000 transmission overhauls, and
on and on, even before reaching 100K miles.
Some vehicles have known major problems. Like my son had a Nissan
Rouge. The transmission went out at around 135,000 miles and cost him
$ 4000 to replace. Turns out that transmission was known to go bad in
many of them and the company had extended the warrenty to 120,000 miles.
That did not help my son.

I have only bought Toyotas for the last 30 years. Other than normal
wear items like brakes and tires and batteries and scheduled maintence
my 1991 needed a $ 500 sensor at 130,000 miles. Sold it off at slightly
over 190,000 miles with no other problems.

I would never buy anything but a Toyota or Honda unless I needed a full
size truck or some other thing they did not make.
I have had reports that KIA is also good,but not sure.
 
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John Robertson

Guest
On 2020/07/30 2:24 p.m., Jon Elson wrote:
pfjw@aol.com wrote:

How high is \"UP\"?

About any vehicle above a minimum standard will last, effectively forever
with proper maintenance and appropriate driving techniques.

Well, we had several \"US label\" cars that needed a lot of work, both under
warranty and after warranty expiration. Stuff like engine block water
leaks, AC constantly leaking refrigerant, $3000 transmission overhauls, and
on and on, even before reaching 100K miles.
My 1994 Mercury Villager soccer-mom/dad van has almost 300K kms on the
odometer, no major engine work that I know of, but I bought it used
about ten years ago....

Mind you one of the engine mounts has split.

John :-#)#
 
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Mike S

Guest
On 7/30/2020 11:41 AM, Fox\'s Mercantile wrote:
On 7/30/20 1:36 PM, Martin James Smith wrote:
Hi all,

Say I wanted to buy the most reliable new compact car on the market
right now, the one least likely to ever break down on me in the
future, what would it be?

cheers,

MS


A 1965 Chevrolet 1/2 ton 6\' bed pickup truck.
I\'ve owned a Toyota pickup truck (18R engine), Corolla, Celica, an 89
Acura Integra, and I\'m driving a 2001 Civic Ex. I thought they were all
great: reliable, low smog, good power and mileage, decent handling, low
maintenance, no surprises or egregious design flaws, and I could do most
of the work on them myself. I guess I would say Honda or Acura, and then
Toyota coming in a very close second.
 
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Terry Schwartz

Guest
On Thursday, July 30, 2020 at 1:36:58 PM UTC-5, Martin James Smith wrote:
Hi all,

Say I wanted to buy the most reliable new compact car on the market
right now, the one least likely to ever break down on me in the
future, what would it be?

cheers,

MS
Is \"reliablest\" even a word?
 
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John Robertson

Guest
On 2020/07/31 11:59 a.m., Terry Schwartz wrote:
On Thursday, July 30, 2020 at 1:36:58 PM UTC-5, Martin James Smith wrote:
Hi all,

Say I wanted to buy the most reliable new compact car on the market
right now, the one least likely to ever break down on me in the
future, what would it be?

cheers,

MS

Is \"reliablest\" even a word?
How is the Lada doing these days? I recall when everyone was talking
about the little Russian car...

John ;-#)#
 
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Allodoxaphobia

Guest
On Fri, 31 Jul 2020 11:59:21 -0700 (PDT), Terry Schwartz wrote:
On Thursday, July 30, 2020 at 1:36:58 PM UTC-5, Martin James Smith wrote:

Say I wanted to buy the most reliable new compact car on the market
right now, the one least likely to ever break down on me in the
future, what would it be?

Is \"reliablest\" even a word?
Is any of this even OT?
 
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danny burstein

Guest
[snip]

Say I wanted to buy the most reliable new compact car on the market
right now, the one least likely to ever break down on me in the
future, what would it be?
These new folk, perhaps?

https://www.axios.com/kandi-model-k27-electric-vehicles-china-090479d8-5fe4-4d58-b842-06b40cb89732.html
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_____________________________________________________
Knowledge may be power, but communications is the key
dannyb@panix.com
[to foil spammers, my address has been double rot-13 encoded]
 
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Fox\'s Mercantile

Guest
On 7/31/20 1:59 PM, Terry Schwartz wrote:
> Is \"reliablest\" even a word?

It would be for oldtubeguy.
But he\'d have to find a pair of shoelaces first.


--
\"I am a river to my people.\"
Jeff-1.0
WA6FWi
http:foxsmercantile.com
 
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Trevor Wilson

Guest
On 1/08/2020 6:14 am, John Robertson wrote:
On 2020/07/31 11:59 a.m., Terry Schwartz wrote:
On Thursday, July 30, 2020 at 1:36:58 PM UTC-5, Martin James Smith wrote:
Hi all,

Say I wanted to buy the most reliable new compact car on the market
right now, the one least likely to ever break down on me in the
future, what would it be?

cheers,

MS

Is \"reliablest\" even a word?


How is the Lada doing these days? I recall when everyone was talking
about the little Russian car...

John ;-#)#
**Well, Lada copied Fiat (under licence, I believe), so, that answers
that question. The Italians are renowned for building the least reliable
cars and the Russians made them worse.

--
Trevor Wilson
www.rageaudio.com.au

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Cursitor Doom

Guest
On Sat, 1 Aug 2020 15:19:20 +1000, Trevor Wilson
<trevor@rageaudio.com.au> wrote:

**Well, Lada copied Fiat (under licence, I believe), so, that answers
that question. The Italians are renowned for building the least reliable
cars and the Russians made them worse.
During the latter part of the 1980s I worked with a group of guys who
all drove Ladas, loved \'em to bits and would not hear a bad word said
about them. So each to their own, I guess. I never met anyone who ever
owned a Wartburg, though. I\'d imagine they were a tougher proposition
to defend, but I\'ll wager there are folk out there who\'re just as
passionate about even those old bangers.


--
Trevor Wilson
www.rageaudio.com.au
 
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John-Del

Guest
On Saturday, August 1, 2020 at 1:19:23 AM UTC-4, Trevor Wilson wrote:
On 1/08/2020 6:14 am, John Robertson wrote:
On 2020/07/31 11:59 a.m., Terry Schwartz wrote:
On Thursday, July 30, 2020 at 1:36:58 PM UTC-5, Martin James Smith wrote:
Hi all,

Say I wanted to buy the most reliable new compact car on the market
right now, the one least likely to ever break down on me in the
future, what would it be?

cheers,

MS

Is \"reliablest\" even a word?


How is the Lada doing these days? I recall when everyone was talking
about the little Russian car...

John ;-#)#


**Well, Lada copied Fiat (under licence, I believe), so, that answers
that question. The Italians are renowned for building the least reliable
cars and the Russians made them worse.

--
Trevor Wilson
LOL I never owned an Italian car and there aren\'t all that many here in the States either. My dad spent some time in England during WWII while on leave, and he always said the English loved the Italian cars even though they hated the Italians.

The only car I can recall that was truly a rolling toilet was the Yugos imported to the States during the \'80s.
 
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Rob

Guest
John-Del <ohger1s@gmail.com> wrote:
On Saturday, August 1, 2020 at 1:19:23 AM UTC-4, Trevor Wilson wrote:
On 1/08/2020 6:14 am, John Robertson wrote:
On 2020/07/31 11:59 a.m., Terry Schwartz wrote:
On Thursday, July 30, 2020 at 1:36:58 PM UTC-5, Martin James Smith wrote:
Hi all,

Say I wanted to buy the most reliable new compact car on the market
right now, the one least likely to ever break down on me in the
future, what would it be?

cheers,

MS

Is \"reliablest\" even a word?


How is the Lada doing these days? I recall when everyone was talking
about the little Russian car...

John ;-#)#


**Well, Lada copied Fiat (under licence, I believe), so, that answers
that question. The Italians are renowned for building the least reliable
cars and the Russians made them worse.

--
Trevor Wilson

LOL I never owned an Italian car and there aren\'t all that many here in the States either. My dad spent some time in England during WWII while on leave, and he always said the English loved the Italian cars even though they hated the Italians.

The only car I can recall that was truly a rolling toilet was the Yugos imported to the States during the \'80s.
The Italians are probably the only remaining country who still haven\'t
managed to produce reliable cars.
In the past, there were several countries that had quite a bad reputation,
e.g. cars from France would appear to be nice but would always rust very
quickly and their technical gadgets would be unreliable.

But that has changed. My French (Peugeot) car is now 16 years old and
it does not rust and is reliable.

However, Italian cars still are a disaster even today.
 
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