So, don’t crucify me, but we’re looking for a truck. We’re not truck people, but the utility of a truck will suit our lifestyle well. This was the first time in my life that I’ve considered a US brand, and we were looking at a Ram 1500. It seems to be the darling of the truck world. But, I think we’ve decided on a Nissan Titan. Just kinda looking for the best deal on a new one right now.
I had a 1992 Camry from the time I was 16. It lasted until I got a Ford F-150 in 2008. My Dad bought that Toyota new, and used to swear by their quality but they started having some issues when I was looking for a new car. I loved that 92, it was built so well, but the AC failed and no one had parts for it; to fix it would have cost more than it was worth.
The F-150 is fairly solid, but I’ve always had and still have a spot for Toyota.
Edit: I’ve been toying with buying a 3rd car, something mainly to drive to work and back since the Ford takes $45-$50 to fill up. If I did, I would first look at another Toyota.
God damn... that sounds horrible. Thanks for the heads up. I have been deep in research, and haven’t heard of anything like that happening on the Titan, but that’s some BS man, yikes! May have to continue researching a bit longer.
So you suck dick in slow motion. Goooooooood tooooo knooooooooow.
Man, your expectations are shit. You HOPE they last 5 years? That’s a very very low bar.
Also, if the good cars cost too much...buy them two years old. POW. There’s the price difference. Instead of a brand new Kia just get a three year old Honda. I don’t know why people insist on new cars as it almost never makes any fiscal sense. Some cars become increasingly less practical to own as they age, I admit, just avoid those cars. Don’t buy a A8 or a S55 or minivans with power doors, etc and you won’t have bonkers bills later. The only time it makes sense to buy new is when you have a limited window to buy a specific car or option that owners tend to keep a long time. I bought a new TDI Sportwagon in 2014 for this reason. When I got my Fit though I just went Certified Preowned. They make SO MANY F150s and Civics there will never be an issue finding a good one a year or two later with low mileage.
I agree that the Pentastar is the way to go. They invested in a low cost design instead of just throttling their suppliers to keep the cost down.
Either way...if we were talking $10K+ savings apples for apples buying used, I'd bite. Honestly, with the way new car prices are heading...I'll be forced to buy used sooner or later anyway.
I really hope we're done buying cars for a long while...I really don't want to do that again anytime soon.
You could of picked up the part used on ebay and had the AC up and running for cheap.