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Which car brand in your opinion gives you best Bang for your buck, best reliability, quality, warranty, features, resale value, luxury, technology, and please give reasons to support your opinion, facts, stories and experiences.
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  • Profile picture of the author Pankaj Bhardwaj
    Volkswagen and BMW is the best car. iam a owner of Volkswagen car which gives me 100% satisfaction in luxury, quality, warranty, technology, and also having good resale value..the best of German cars specialty is Engine, comfortable, luxury and design.
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    • Profile picture of the author vedremo
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      Originally Posted by Pankaj Bhardwaj View Post

      Volkswagen and BMW is the best car. iam a owner of Volkswagen car which gives me 100% satisfaction in luxury, quality, warranty, technology, and also having good resale value..the best of German cars specialty is Engine, comfortable, luxury and design.
      I used to agree before the news about their carbon emissions.

      I like Toyota. Reliable. Good resale. Parts available. Prius & Rav 4 are nice in my unsolicited opinion.

      In an ideal world, Range Rover, but their parts are expensive and hard to obtain. Oh yeah, and the cars themselves are too.

      Context: Australia.
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  • Profile picture of the author hardraysnight
    mini, they are little
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  • Profile picture of the author agmccall
    In 1996 I bought my first Ford Ranger it was a 93 with 30k on the odometer. I had that until 2006 when I traded it in for a 2003 Ford Ranger. The trade in had 250+k on the odometer and still started right up and ran great. My 03 ranger currently has 220k and still runs and looks great.

    I have never been a car guy. I do not get thrilled by new cars. I usually drive them to the end, or close to it. Although we keep a new or newer car for my Wife just for peace of mind. She has a newer Subaru Forester that is a great vehicle as well.

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  • Profile picture of the author Joyce Birmingham
    All Ford cars. Parts are easier to source and generally less complicated.
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    • Profile picture of the author hardraysnight
      Originally Posted by Joyce Birmingham View Post

      All Ford cars. Parts are easier to source and generally less complicated.
      but they catch fire

      when is fireproofing madatory
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    Yugo is the best car.
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  • Profile picture of the author Surfer01
    I think that most people do not stay with the same car all their life, as one get older one needs changes so the car choice changes to suit these need so as when there are kids to be transported about.
    My current car is BMW.
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    • Profile picture of the author yukon
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      Originally Posted by Surfer01 View Post

      I think that most people do not stay with the same car all their life, as one get older one needs changes so the car choice changes to suit these need so as when there are kids to be transported about.
      My current car is BMW.

      You ever drive a Yugo?








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      • Profile picture of the author TrickyDick
        Originally Posted by yukon View Post

        You ever drive a Yugo?
        A guy walks into an auto parts store.... and says, "I'd like a gas cap for my Yugo."

        The guy behind the counter replies, "Seems like a fair trade to me!"
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  • Profile picture of the author DWolfe
    Originally Posted by DURABLEOILCOM View Post

    Which car brand in your opinion gives you best Bang for your buck, best reliability, quality, warranty, features, resale value, luxury, technology, and please give reasons to support your opinion, facts, stories and experiences.
    I have a 2000 Toyota Solar SLE with a V6 came with sun roof, leather interior and every thing is power in it. Except passenger seat. Car has close to 200 k miles on it. Had to replace struts at 130,000 miles because they wore out. Replaces brake pads, rotors, one caliper in rear and changed battery and tires as part of normal wear and tear. Only part ever to fail was the radiator with about 150, 000 miles on it. The car starts everyday and is very reliable. I have work on just about every brand and Toyota and Honda's have the fewest problems. IMHO

    I dis-like GM cars, their trucks are fine, I have 1996 Chevy Silverado it is a work horse and keeps going.Like my old 1989 Pick up, that is still running around occasionaly out west. (know the new owner's family)

    Where I currently work we have access to new Toyota's, Kia's , Hyundai's, Fords , & Chevy;s . The mechanics don't touch the Toyota's accept for routine maintance. I have been stuck twice by the road in a Ford Escape and a Fusion both with severe driveability problems. They both sat in a dealer for over 3 weeks. I still like those cars and figue it was more a software glich. (Problem was throttle sensors).The new Malibu and Cruzes are nice but the older Impala's are junk. We have replaced a motor in a Malibu with less then 30 k on it. More drivers fault, but had multiple Malibu's go back for dealer warrranty issues.

    The one person at work said Hyundai's have had some issues , and the Kia's seem pretty good.,
    Personally not a fan of the cheaper Kia's some one at work in 2010 had multiple issues with a new RIO. ( think cheap car)

    BMW's and Mercedces are over price IMHO and complicated to work on. The parts can be issues. I like Lexus, Acua's, and Audi A-6's for high end models. They are great products with good reliabily now a day's.

    Most car brands are good for the average consumer if well maintained and not abused. Stay away from Fiat's and Dodge's and of course Yugo's, Dawoo's and Saab's !
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    • Profile picture of the author OptedIn
      Originally Posted by DWolfe View Post

      BMW's and Mercedces are over price IMHO and complicated to work on.
      Who works on their BMW's? Everything except tires is covered 100% for years and they all but detail the car when they return it.

      I have never spent a penny in maintenance and the only repair I have ever needed was a replacement airbag, from the factory recall.

      Best automotive deal, going and the cars are a joy to drive.

      Thank you.
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      • Profile picture of the author DWolfe
        Originally Posted by OptedIn View Post

        Who works on their BMW's? Everything except tires is covered 100% for years and they all but detail the car when they return it.

        I have never spent a penny in maintenance and the only repair I have ever needed was a replacement airbag, from the factory recall.

        Best automotive deal, going and the cars are a joy to drive.

        Thank you.
        I worked in the collision industry, so I seen a fair share of damaged BMW's
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      • Profile picture of the author Dan Riffle
        Originally Posted by OptedIn View Post

        Who works on their BMW's? Everything except tires is covered 100% for years and they all but detail the car when they return it.

        I have never spent a penny in maintenance and the only repair I have ever needed was a replacement airbag, from the factory recall.

        Best automotive deal, going and the cars are a joy to drive.

        Thank you.

        Care to tell us about your love of Apple products and cruisin' down to the Jersey shore?
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  • Profile picture of the author monu96
    Volkswagen is the best car.
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    • Profile picture of the author OptedIn
      Originally Posted by monu96 View Post

      Volkswagen is the best car.
      Only if you accept emissions reports from an unethical corporation.

      Thank you.
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  • Profile picture of the author jbbryant
    A toss up between a Toyota and Honda.
    But having a Lexus is my dream
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  • Profile picture of the author allegandro
    Difficult to answer.

    For what do you need the car?

    Reliability? Then go for Toyota
    Quality of finishing? Mercedes, Bentley, Rolls-Royce
    Safety? Volvo
    Emotion? Ferrari, Lamborghini
    You want to go big? Any American brand
    City car? Smart, Fiat, Opel or the smaller Asian cars

    What I drive at the moment? Volvo S80, because I love my family.
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  • Profile picture of the author kushmanmediallc
    Let's put this into a more realistic perspective that people often miss: are you buying or leasing? New or used? It often kills me when non car people lease "reliable cars" that they aren't going to own, thus making the argument pointless. For example, someone leasing a Toyota Camry for the same cost of a mustang lease and touting it's going to last forever. Well your not going to own it forever. Your renting a car, so pick one that you will have fun with, not name status.

    The same could be said about BMW, audi and mercedes, in the used car market. Can you afford to fix any of these cars by yourself to keep costs down? Can you afford the cost of bringing them into a shop? They are fun cars, but are better new with leases etc., and those brands offer warranty plans to offset reliability issues.

    Every car brand have strengths and weaknesses, but it's up to the consumer to realistically figure out what they can afford with each brand. There's no right answer.
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  • Profile picture of the author hardraysnight
    anziel, especially the nova
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  • Profile picture of the author Marsha sarv
    BMW, best ever
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  • Profile picture of the author DURABLEOILCOM
    I believe Toyota, Lexus, Subaru, Mazda and Mitsubishi give you the best bang for your buck.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark Benedict
    Mazda (Miata), Mitsubishi (Evo X), Mercedez Benz (SLK).
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