Originally Posted by Optima
I too had a Ford Taurus, it was a 1996 and a POS, it use to eat alternators and one of the pulleys for the cerpentine belt kept coming off, it only had 82,000 miles on it. The interior was cheaply made and falling apart, the transmission was another downfall. I'd never go back to owning an American automobile. My next automobile was a 2002 Optima, I got over 100,000 out of it, before I traded it for my current 2004 Optima. I'm sticking with Hyundai/Kia products.
Wow... sounds just like my old Taurus! It had the alternator go out in it, and the cloth inside the roof area started dry-rotting and falling off even though it was kept in the dry all the time! My transmission also had big lurches in it (would nearly knock you senseless) every time it down-shifted.
I'm like you..... Kia/Hyundai FTW!!! (That's "For The Win" for those of you who aren't PC-talk savvy)
Oh yeah... and most Japanese cars are well made as well.... I would looooove to have a Subi. Easily the most reliable cars on the road. My sister had one with over 200,000 miles on it when she bought it! And she put another 60,000 on it before she sold it! And the only problem she ever had with it was that she wore the brake pads out twice in its lifetime and had to get a new battery because the battery in it was over 12 years old and was just starting to crap out! We still see the people who bought it driving around town in it.... that car has to have over 300,000 miles on it by now!!!!!!!
My grandmother has a Subi, my friend's mom has a Subi, and I know a few other people with Subi's. Everyone I know has no complaints with theirs and loves them to pieces...
Oh... how I would love to have one of the new Legacy GT's.....
OK... enough ranting... so yeah.... Jap/Korean cars FTW!!!!!11!!1one!1!