Any Audi Owners - Looking for Advice
I don’t subscribe to this notion that it is possible to avoid problems by switching brand.
Completely avoid? No. Drastically reduce your chances of? Absolutely.afterburnt wrote: »They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.
Village Idiot of Club Polk
All makes have issues and some more than others. Look at Dodge, I saw one on the side of the road and another one on a tow truck. And that was just driving to dinner and back tonight. Before buying both of mine I spent a lot of time on discussion forums reading the real world problems people were having with them. I don't believe Consumer Reports,Car & Driver... on a car recommendation.
Not tooting my horn but, my 14 RX with 50k on it has had ZERO issues since purchase in Dec. of 14. Show me a BMW,MB,Audi... that goes problem free for the first 5 years??????
Kex Posts: 4,715Actually, I have owned some of those you mention, and they have gone problem free for much longer than that... Even at 12 & 13 years, I still only pay between $200 and $400 in servicing costs once a year.
P.S. excludes tires & brakes... oh, and spark plugs (those don't get changed often).
P.P.S. includes 8.5 quarts of synthetic oil and OEM cabin/air/oil filters.Alea jacta est!
50k and 5 years is peanuts, I have to agree.afterburnt wrote: »They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.
Village Idiot of Club Polk
Brakes,tires,oil changes... are different. The cars you mention that lasted all those years were better made cars. Will not happen with new ones today. Planned premature failure is designed in most cars today. Look at the appliance industry. Toyota/Lexus is still at the top for reliability. Sooner or later they will start dropping quality.
50k and 5 years is peanuts, I have to agree.
I know people with Dodges,Chevys and Fords that are always having something warrantied with much less than 50k on them.
Older son worked at a Dodge/Toyota dealership about 13 years ago.
Sold about 50/50. Techs, also about 50/50. Dodge techs we always busy.
Toyota techs were standing around waiting for the next car.
You can't come up with a better head to head comparison than that.
Yes, I know all brands have issues. But Toyota normally responded to dealer
high repair items and made adjustments to production. The big three would
not change anything for years. my 2002 Mountaineer was gone at 100k.
That's after three transmissions, new intake, new computer, new ac,
and countless front wheel bearing assemblies. And it drank gas like crazy.
Other than the water pump, the Mustang has been pretty good.
At 80k, it's been through a couple of water pumps. The second time
the dealer ate the cost of replacing it. Horrible design.
In recent years, yes, the Japanese have had some big issues come up.
New gas milage and emissions standards have forced design changes that aren't
good for long term reliability. That affects ALL cars."The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others. But it does me no injury for my neighbour to say there are twenty gods, or no god. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg." --Thomas Jefferson