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    Euro cars are better?

    I think not atleast not the benz. Heres the recent consumer report list.

    Consumer Reports' Most Reliable
    Best and worst predicted reliability, according to Consumer Reports survey research.

    Most Reliable Small Car
    Most reliable (Best score first)
    Honda Fit (pictured)*
    Toyota Yaris*
    Honda Civic Hybrid*
    Toyota Corolla

    Least reliable (Worst score first)
    Chevrolet Cobalt
    2006 Nissan Sentra
    Volkswagen Jetta (5 cyl.)
    Chevrolet Aveo

    Most Reliable Family Car
    Most reliable (Best score first)
    Honda Accord Hybrid (pictured)
    Toyota Prius
    Honda Accord (4-cyl.)
    Ford Fusion*
    Mercury Milan*

    Least reliable
    Volkswagen Passat (4 cyl.)*

    Most Reliable Upscale/Large Car
    Most reliable (Best score first)
    Lexus ES350 (pictured)
    Lincoln Zephyr*
    Hyundai Azera*
    Acura TSX
    Acura TL

    Least reliable (Worst score first)
    Jaguar X-type
    Chrysler 300 (V8)
    Saab 9-3

    Most Reliable Luxury Car
    Most reliable (Best score first)
    2006 Lexus LS (2007 model pictured)
    Infiniti M*

    Least reliable (Worst score first)
    Cadillac STS (V8)
    2006 Mercees-Benz S-class
    Mercedes-Benz CLS*
    Mercedes-Benz E-class sedan
    BMW 7-series
    Jaguar S-type

    Most Reliable Sport/Sporty car
    Most reliable (Best score first)
    Lexus SC
    Toyota Camry Solara (4-cyl.)
    Subaru Impreza WRX
    Honda S2000
    Mitsubishi Eclipse*
    2006 Mini Cooper hatchback

    Least reliable (Worst score first)
    Pontiac Solstice*
    Mercedes-Benz SL
    Mercedes-Benz CLK
    Mercedes-Benz SLK (V6)
    Chevrolet Corvette
    Porshce 911 Carrera
    Ford Mustang (V6)

    Most Reliable Small SUV
    Most reliable (Best score first)
    Toyota FJ Cruiser* (pictured)
    Honda Element
    2006 Honda CR-V
    Toyota Rav4*
    2006 Mitsubishi Outlander*
    Subaru Forester

    Least reliable
    Kia Sportage

    Midsized SUVs
    Most reliable (Best score first)
    Toyota Highlander Hybrid* (pictured)
    Toyota 4Runner
    Toyota Highlander
    Honda Pilot
    Lexus RX400h* (hybrid)
    2006 Acura MDX

    Least reliable (Worst score first)
    Mercedes-Benz M-class*
    Land Rover LR3 (V8)
    Cadillac SRX (V8)
    Mercedes-Benz R-class*
    Volkswagen Touareg
    Jeep Grand Cherokee
    Hummer H3*
    2006 BMW X5 (V8)
    Volvo XC90 (I6 and V8)
    Ford Explorer (V8)
    Mercury Mountaineer (V8)

    Large SUVs
    Most reliable (Best score first)
    Toyota Land Cruiser
    Lexus LX
    Toyota Sequoia
    Chevrolet Tahoe*
    GMC Yukon*

    Least reliable (Worst score first)
    Nissan Armada
    Infiniti QX56
    Lincoln Navigator
    Hummer H2
    UCP biggest mustang lover

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    what is "predicted" reliability?
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    Quote Originally Posted by henk4
    what is "predicted" reliability?
    what Italian car manufacturers put in their brochures
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    wow, they really hates benz
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    Quote Originally Posted by derekthetree
    what Italian car manufacturers put in their brochures
    there is nothing on that subject there
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    You all right there, Foll-de-roll?

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    Well, I don't think anyone's ever argued that Euro cars are more reliable than Japanese variants.
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    Omg, stoptrying.
    Weren't you the one who opposed consumer reports when they said the Corvette had poor reliability too?

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    How do they "predict" reliability?

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    seems accurate
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    Quote Originally Posted by mclaren_crazy
    wow, they really hates benz
    with good reason...every owned one? they are absolute shit. Sure they are nice, good fit/finish, but the second the warranty ends, DUMP IT.

    My mom had her E-430 for...4 years (from new)? and a week after the warranty ended the power steering went out, a few weeks later i think the a/c went out, and she sold it, then the poor guy who bought it had to spend some ridiculous amount on a new trans ($7,000? i forget)

    So, thus I refer anyone looking for anything german, to Porsche, Audi and VW.
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    Duh, Consumer Reports has a crystal ball that tells them the future.

    These figures are based on last generation models. CR has no idea what they're talking about.
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    My grandfather has had Mercedes-Benz' for years and he's never had any problem with them. He currently owns a S500 (previous model) and there is nothing wrong with it.
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    My Grandfather, who also lives in France, drives a 1990 Mercedes 190E 2.5TurboDiesel. It's shockingly awful... put your foot down it just clicks and does nothing until about 10secs later when the rev counter needle flies round, a lot of noise is made, but no progress. He mainly drives a petrol Peugeot Partner Combi when he hasn't filled it with diesel... He's currently looking to buy a Skoda Octavia vRS or a VW Passat 2.0TDI or a Honda Accord 2.2diesel
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    I have only had one Japanese car and never and never again. A friend of mine drives a Lexus and that turns out to be reliable and generally a very good car.
    However, I stick with my Alfa.

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