Scotty Kilmer, mechanic for the last 50 years, gives reasons why buying a turbo charged car may not be such a hot idea. Turbos have both positive and negative aspects to them as he explains.
they can last if you take care of them, but as they get really old,, turbos are not cheap and all eventually wear out
Well, the reason why we are getting more and more turbochargers with GDI is that the government wants to pressure a lot so they come up with new technologies to get the best of 2 worlds power and efficiency. A CVT is another invention for a consistent flow of power and efficiency because it has no gears. I am confident that all these technologies will be tweaked in the future because they are being produced a lot.
it still is the case, they will not last as long
Is this the case even with newer model cars with turbo. I'm considering a 2018 Civic manual and all but the base model Civic LX has a 1.5L turbo. Honda isn't known for producing junk that doesn't last. I'm not a lead foot as I like having a clean record. So if you're not stomping on the gas a lot the motor should last as long as a non-turbo? Please and thank you!