There are some cars you buy, expecting a certain degree of mechanical fallibility.

In some cars, it’s part of the character of owning one.  In others, it’s an inherent design issue that’s well known and you learn to work around it.  No one really buys an old Alfa Romeo expecting it’ll never have wiring issues.  People with a Citroen SM-Maserati didn’t purchase it for it’s Swiss Watch durability.  Only the truly misinformed expect an old RX-7 to spend more time on the road than making the lawn look pretty.

But some vehicles have an absolutely baffling reputation for reliability in the face of considerable evidence.  These are cars that people buy because their reputation leads them to believe they’ll enjoy a few years of trouble-free motoring, and it’s an unpleasant surprise when their wallet bleeds itself dry keeping them on the road.  Here are a few to keep an eye out for that you might not have been aware of.


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Is Your Car On This List? 10 Of The Most Unreliable Cars From Reliable Makers

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