Originally Posted by SourKraut
My 2003 Passat was flawless for the 74K miles I owned it from new but I traded it in on a 2010 Subaru that was a disaster of a lemon. Subaru replaced the 2010 lemon with a 2011 lemon and I went back to VW. You never know what you're going to get....
So you sold your Passat in it's first 74K miles during it's early use....just in time apparently based on VWs owner's experience
Yes Subies don't have the best reliability history, so what's the point to compare cars with less than average reliability???
The point is most consumers who spend $20-30-40 K on a motor vehicle expect it to be reliable....look at what Lexus/Toyota is capable of.... and they make right if problems do develop
I.E. Mercedes Bend Over recalled every 5 cylinder diesel sedan
for crankshaft harmonic dampers failures but never did a recall on the Sprinter vans
with the same motor and a higher failure rates