Originally Posted by Jamie
I'm in the same boat here. I'm beginning to think it's a problem with my expectations. As vehicle prices skyrocket, my expectations of quality and reliability increases. Maybe that's unreasonable. It doesn't help that most dealer service dept techs around here should be working at jiffy lube.
The part that galls me is related to the premium people think they are worth.
they list a 2003 Subaru Outback with 160,000 miles, say it is has been a great car and in perfect shape. They then list a dozen parts that have been recently replaced. Usually wheel bearings, Tie Rod, Wheels, Windshield, Shocks/struts, timing chain/belt, and headgasket.
I'm not sure what to buy next as I've had bad experiences with Subarus, Chevrolets, Chrysler, and Ford.