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Old 09-12-2010, 08:08 AM
 
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Thats what I was thinking! And I was sure the list would have been mostly German cars, LOL. I agree with the Civic and the Accord, can't agree with the earlier Foresters when the 2.5 had the nagging headgasket issue. The Altima I can agree with, at least for the '93-'01 models (besides the intake manifold gasket issue, the KA24DE engine has a lot of life). If we are allowed to include older cars, the '92-96 Camry specifically was probably the most reliable of that model, if you wanted to throw some American cars in I would say Geo Metro and maybe Buick LaSabre.
A geo metro is a Toyota corrola that was rebadged.
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Old 09-12-2010, 08:27 AM
 
Location: Long Island
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bah. I thought it was going to be a list of cars that are a PITA to work on.
exactly, at least then it would've been interesting.
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Old 09-12-2010, 10:50 AM
 
Location: Pomona
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A geo metro is a Toyota corrola that was rebadged.
No it's not. It's a Suzuki Cultus (Swift).

Suzuki Cultus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 09-12-2010, 12:38 PM
 
Location: FLG/PHX/MKE
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I can't believe nobody has slammed the list for containing Toyota products.
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Old 09-12-2010, 01:42 PM
 
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A geo metro is a Toyota corrola that was rebadged.

It was the Prizm, not the Metro.
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Old 09-12-2010, 02:05 PM
 
Location: Baltimore
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A geo metro is a Toyota corrola that was rebadged.
No, that would be a Prism.
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Old 09-12-2010, 07:05 PM
 
Location: north of Windsor, ON
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No, that would be a Prism.
No, it really was a PriZm. I had one...had mud all the way on the roof, used it as a moving van (ground clearance about two inches that time), and generally beat it like a Checker cab, and it did pretty well with no meaningful maintenance other than an oil change here and there.
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Old 09-13-2010, 08:21 AM
 
Location: Back in the gym...Yo Adrian!
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I know this is about reliable cars that need little repair, but my mechanic hated working on Volkswagon's and Nissan's. Especially VW, everything was hard to get at, and each part had a very similar part that didn't quite fit because of a slight difference in model or they changed the part halfway through the year. Example: Brakes for a 2003 VW Passat--there were two different rotors for the same year/model car. He was faced with the same problem on other parts as well. I heard this from two different mechanics. Simple oil changes required removal of a heavy plate underneath the car. Overall just a PITA to work on.
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Old 09-13-2010, 10:01 AM
 
Location: Arizona, The American Southwest
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[Quoted from the article]Fiat, Alfa Romeo, Lancia, Peugeot and AMC:
These are cars we fondly remember as rolling boat payments. We'd see them coming into the shop usually on the back end of a tow truck and we'd know it would be a good month. Unfortunately, these manufacturers are now on our fecal roster because they've pulled out of the U.S. market. Fiat and Alfa may come back in the next few years, even if they have to sneak in disguised as Chryslers. We just hope they haven't improved too much.
LOL... Fiat - Fix It Again Tony.
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Old 09-13-2010, 10:12 AM
 
Location: Pikesville, MD
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LOL... Fiat - Fix It Again Tony.

I prefer Fast Italian Automotive Toy. But then, mine were reliable and fun and cheap to restore and own: a couple X1/9s and a couple 124 Spiders. I can't wait for the 500s to get to the US, and just wish the Panda 100 would arrive, too.

My last Spider:



and my last X1/9:

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