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Thu, Apr. 20th, 2006 12:57 am

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box_of_sorrows
Box Of Sorrows
Thu, Apr. 20th, 2006 08:08 am (UTC)

It'll probably be different in the US, but here the basic low down is that:

Japanese cars tend to hold higher values, have high reliability but this if off-set by more costly parts and often tend to be over-complicated mechanically.

European cars (VW, Volvo, etc) have good reliability, we get cheaper parts being on the same continent and tend to run to average prices.

Ford and Vauxhall (Vauxhall are owned by GM) are the most common cars here, they're cheaper because they're mass produced, parts are cheap but you tend to get poorer quality on the build and the parts. The lose value quick because of the sheer numbers of them. Oddly out of the 9 cars I've had 7 have been Vauxhall - they're easy to work on and I don't mind the lack of longevity of the parts as I do my own work.

Personally if you're going to give GM a miss then I'd opt for a Euro maker rather than a japanese, VW would be my choice that being the case. The Golf (Rabbit I think in the US?) has been in production for a hell of a long time and is very popular here as a solid little car.


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witherwings7
witherwings7
Agent 27
Thu, Apr. 20th, 2006 08:20 am (UTC)

Thanks for all the info; I looked into the Rabbit; couldn't find much; mostly 80s models but I'll do a bit of research on the VW cars. Everybody I know with a Volvo loves them =)
I want a golf cart ^_^


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box_of_sorrows
Box Of Sorrows
Thu, Apr. 20th, 2006 08:37 am (UTC)

Ali's brother likes his volvo's, they're well known for being tough cars - but gawd they're so bland looking! the older ones look like bricks on wheels.

The new mini's are BMW made so I'd expect the build quality to be solid.


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