Hi Scotty, from all your experience..would you say Japanese cars are the most reliable compared to…

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Hi Scotty, from all your experience..would you say Japanese cars are the most reliable compared to others?

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ken k
ken k

BATSUN B 210!!! My first car! Put 125,000 miles on it, sold it to my friend who put another 120,000 miles on it! Bought it back off of him and put another 150,000 miles on it!!! Hardly changed the oil in, Beat the living S#*T out of it! Heck, drove it into a river once, submerged up to the windows, tow truck pulled it out and it fired right up!!! Ended up giving it away, who knows how long it lasted!!! best car I have ever owned or have seen!

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Scotty Kilmer
Scotty Kilmer

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yes, the toyotas are, and hondas are second. But the rest are quite a bit lower

Sunspear_gamer
Sunspear_gamer

I came across a 2007 honda accord automatic with 14k for 5,100. The car is from an old lady. Do you think that could be a great buy? At what mileage do you normally see the automatic transmissions go out?

Naser Oric
Naser Oric

Japanese cars have a reputation of being reliable since the early seventies, which 90% of the models are. But in the past (especially in Europe) there was a period (70s and 80s) that there was a battle between German and Japanese cars for this status. The Japanese won in the end. Now that doesn't mean you don't have to be careful about what kind of (Japanese) car you buy. Hondas are known for the weak automatic gearboxes. Mazdas often have weaker engines that burn too much oil. Suzuki and Mitsubishi make qualitatively less good cars because they are cheaply built.

Nowadays the Germans are building worse cars, which is a same because in the past they were bulletproof. So yes, Japanese cars are the best and most reliable, but look carefully whether the type of model you want to buy has no serious known defects.