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It's about honesty and having the vision to see long term rather than how much can we make in the short term, and that's controlled by individual people, not brand names.
I have owned 2 Chevys (one was a 5.0 L Nova), 5 Hondas (one was actually an Acura -- but that's a Honda), 1 Mazda, and 3 Fords.
The car with the most problems was the 2004 Honda Odyssey EX-L (all kinds of electrical issues).
The car with the least problems was the 2009 Ford Mustang GT.
The oldest car I own that is still a very reliable car is the 1963 Ford Falcon Sprint Convertible.
Your experience may vary, but my experience is that Ford automobiles are reliable in the short term AND in the long term.
Sells the number one truck for the last 30+ years, and has the original and still the best Pony Car out there...the Mustang. Along with everything else in between...no reason to ever look anywhere else for a car or truck to buy.
Well, they're not like that anymore. Not at all. Try one, you'll like it.
Wait, what??? Last I checked, the Sentra competed with the Civic and the Corolla, and the ALTIMA competed with the Accord and Camry.
Also, mentioning that the Impala got very high CG ratings is pointless. CG ratings should very rarely be taken seriously, as they do not account for anything other than initial impressions.
Didn't the early Chrysler 300s get stellar CG ratings too? Oh, right, we see how well those cars did as time progressed.
"Some of the brands that didn't make it into the top 10 received lower ratings because of their more narrow product offering, said Thomas Libby, IHS Automotive's manager of loyalty solutions and industry analysis. "One of those is Porsche," Libby said, adding that the brand is almost entirely devoted to small two-door sports cars. "For a 911 owner who needs a family hauler -- they have to leave the brand.""
Ummmm....last I checked, Porsche made the Panamera sedan and the Cayenne SUV. So it would seem that the product offering is not as "narrow" as Mr. Libby thinks, nor would 911 owners "have to leave the brand." Just saying...
I learned to drive in a well worn 1948 F-1 Ford PU that was a farm truck when I was 12. You wouldn't believe how much I loved that truck. For several years I wasn't allowed to leave the farm in it. It pulled the manure spreader, hauled hay, and did every nasty job there was and still remained serviceable until a tree fell on it in 1996. Both of my sons learned to drive in it and other than a couple of clutches it was pretty much trouble free. Looking back now I wish I had fixed it when the tree fell on it. We have a 2012 F-150 now that's been a very good truck, but I don't have the emotional attachment that the 48 had. We've always been a Ford family and will continue to be.
This article needs some corrections. First of all, for a Porsche owner who needs a family hauler, they DON'T have to leave the brand. They buy a Cayenne. And the Sentra is NOT competition for Accord, nor Camry. That would be the Altima.
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