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Old 06-21-2010, 11:55 PM
 
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By the way, I disagree with this list. What do you think?

10 Smart Cars To Buy Now And Drive For A Decade
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Old 06-22-2010, 01:05 AM
 
Location: Eastern Missouri
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A vehicle that seems to never make a best buy list , but is the most dependable cars on the road, and get better fuel mpg than many much smaller cars is the Crown Vic/Grand Marquis line. Another best buy in suv's that is about the top ratings in after the sale reliablity, is the ford Explorer. No doubt the media hit job that was possibly the most untruthful hit on any American made product in history on the Explorer makes the makers of these silly nonfactual based list forget it exist. Another car that never got a fair shake in my opinion was the Pontiac Grand Am.
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Old 06-22-2010, 03:03 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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I agree with the two BMW series (especially if I'm allowed to count in the smaller displacement engines you yanks don't get), though I don't know enough about the Jetta to make a qualified statement I know the current Golf is extremely competitive and very well built, a very good buy.
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Old 06-22-2010, 03:48 AM
 
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the list is garbage
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Old 06-22-2010, 08:33 AM
 
Location: Central Texas
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A vehicle that seems to never make a best buy list , but is the most dependable cars on the road, and get better fuel mpg than many much smaller cars is the Crown Vic/Grand Marquis line. Another best buy in suv's that is about the top ratings in after the sale reliablity, is the ford Explorer. No doubt the media hit job that was possibly the most untruthful hit on any American made product in history on the Explorer makes the makers of these silly nonfactual based list forget it exist. Another car that never got a fair shake in my opinion was the Pontiac Grand Am.
The Panther cars were solid.

But the Explorer has been hopelessly outdated for many years. The 4.0 was a thirsty, low power engine. It has average reliability by all measures.

The Grand Am has been one of the cars I always hoped Avis wouldn't give me when I rented from them. Rubbery handling, clunky chassis, and terrible interior. How did this car get an unfair shake?
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Old 06-22-2010, 08:34 AM
 
Location: Central Texas
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By the way, I disagree with this list. What do you think?

10 Smart Cars To Buy Now And Drive For A Decade
Although I think JD Power is nearly worthless, that list is much better than I expected. I am not sure the Elantra is proven to be a good 10 year pick. Same with the Lacrosse - solid, but the track record is short.
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Old 06-22-2010, 10:53 AM
 
Location: Vancouver, B.C., Canada
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the ford F150
ford super duty F250/F350
chevy 1500/2500/3500 series
Ford mustang V6/V8 versions
Honda civic
Ford ranger
chevy camaro
chevy corvette
BMW 3 series
dodge Ram 2500HD/3500HD but only with a cummins turbo diesel and a 6-speed manual
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Old 06-22-2010, 11:46 AM
 
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10 years? If there are cars that are known for NOT making 10 years, I'd like to see that list.
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Old 06-22-2010, 12:16 PM
 
Location: Southwest Pa
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10 years? If there are cars that are known for NOT making 10 years, I'd like to see that list.
Try Ford's Windstar.....
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Old 06-22-2010, 12:25 PM
 
Location: 'Murica
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A vehicle that seems to never make a best buy list , but is the most dependable cars on the road, and get better fuel mpg than many much smaller cars is the Crown Vic/Grand Marquis line. Another best buy in suv's that is about the top ratings in after the sale reliablity, is the ford Explorer. No doubt the media hit job that was possibly the most untruthful hit on any American made product in history on the Explorer makes the makers of these silly nonfactual based list forget it exist. Another car that never got a fair shake in my opinion was the Pontiac Grand Am.
What smaller car does the Crown Vic get better MPG than? and no, Lambo's don't count.
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