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Old November 28th   #1
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Most Reliable Cars of All Time

I was wondering if somebody had compiled a list of these, and it seems the Germans have kept tabs on this for the last 30 years for their domestic car market with some interesting results:
http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/201...oyota-starlet/

But other articles I found seem to send mixed signals:
http://www.crazeforcars.com/top-10s/...reliable-cars/
http://editorial.autos.msn.com/artic...mentid=1101555

So what are the most reliable cars of all time?
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http://businesscenter.jdpower.com/ne...spx?ID=2010099

http://www.autoblog.com/2010/06/17/j...-lead-imports/

The bottom 8 are as of no surprise. As much as I'd love a Land Rover HSE Sport...I'll never own one.
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80's model toyota trucks (both the 20R and 22R)
90-2001 Honda Accords (F22 & F23 in manuals)
93-2000 Honda Civic's (any D-series motor with a manual)

It's pretty hard to beat a manual jap car. Basically all you'll do is change the oil, timing belt, and clutch.
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But this is only initial quality. Porsche may top the list, but after 32k miles, I've had more issues with this car than my Japanese ones at 100k.

But I found out they also do what they call a 'Vehicle Dependability Study' (VDS) that is basically a 3-year recap on the quality score. It doesn't give any real long-term information, but when the reports are stacked, they should reveal a trend. I've found graphics from 2005-2011, except for 2006:

2006:
"While Lexus is the top-ranking brand in vehicle dependability for a 12th consecutive year and luxury-make Cadillac ranks fourth, three of the top five-ranking brands in vehicle dependability are non-luxury makes. Mercury and Buick, respectively, follow Lexus in the brand rankings, and Toyota ranks fifth."






I don't really see a trend to support our real-world findings. And Buick and Mercury in the top 5?!? Really?
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80's model toyota trucks (both the 20R and 22R)
90-2001 Honda Accords (F22 & F23 in manuals)
93-2000 Honda Civic's (any D-series motor with a manual)

It's pretty hard to beat a manual jap car. Basically all you'll do is change the oil, timing belt, and clutch.
I agree, and we all know of those 90s Camrys and 84 Accords that run forever. But there doesn't seem to be a consistent report matching our real-world experiences, besides the German one on the Starlet.
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then 88-94 GM fullsize trucks are arguably the most reliable standard passenger vehicles on the planet. the 5.0 and 5.7L TBI engines just run. forever. put gas in it and change the oil a couple times a year.
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then 88-94 GM fullsize trucks are arguably the most reliable standard passenger vehicles on the planet. the 5.0 and 5.7L TBI engines just run. forever. put gas in it and change the oil a couple times a year.
See, and none of these studies seem to reflect this.
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I think the reason is the people that have these cars don't take care of them. I think someone would be more inclinded to take better care of a BMW the a Honda.......just a thought.

I'll have to agree with Wilson! over the fact that it's hard to kill a sbc...........however the car/truck (cars more so then trucks) that it's in will more then likely fall apart before it dies. Which is not the case with the Toyota's and Honda's.
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I think the reason is the people that have these cars don't take care of them. I think someone would be more inclinded to take better care of a BMW the a Honda.......just a thought.

I'll have to agree with Wilson! over the fact that it's hard to kill a sbc...........however the car/truck (cars more so then trucks) that it's in will more then likely fall apart before it dies. Which is not the case with the Toyota's and Honda's.
What do you mean? We wouldn't see them running around if someone didn't take care of them. I see a 90-97 Accord almost everytime I drive. It's probably the most popular 'old' car in Huntsville.

I agree with you on the small block chevy. They're the streetrodder's top engine choice for a reason!
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