The Most Reliable Cars of 2018

The Most Reliable Cars of 2018


Rev up your engines,
today I’m going to talk about the 5 most reliable cars of 2018, and before I start talking about
those 5 cars, realize that it’s based on my personal experience as a mechanic about cars
and research that I’ve done that’s based on a study of 500,000 vehicles, so this isn’t
just some random thing that’s made out of the blue,
now number 5 on the list is the toyota corolla, they’ve sold millions of those things and
they continue to be extremely reliable dependable vehicles, they come in a range of models and
funny enough for me because I like this old 2007 matrix, they now have a toyota corolla
hatchback and the hatchback to me looks exactly like a toyota matrix and anyways this 07 is
basically a toyota corolla with a different body stuck on it anyways,
even my 94 celica, hey that’s pretty much based on a toyota corolla, it’s got the same
engine, transmission, corollas are dependable cars, their comfy and their even getting sporty,
my oldest son recently bought a new toyota corolla s, the s really is a sporty car, he
was even surprised at how fast it accelerated with even the CVT transmission and strangely
enough he’s even getting better gas mileage than the rating was which surprised me because
he kind of drives like a maniac, next on the list is the mazda mx-5 better
known as the miata, personally I like them best with the manual transmission then their
much sportier to drive but they are increasing the horsepower in them, they’re increasing
the horsepower from 155 to 181 horsepower and that’s pretty zippy for a light little
car like the miata, they’ve always been known for tight steering, they’ve really perfected
the suspension on them, and their quality built little sports cars,
because not often do the words reliable and sports cars go together but it certainly does
with the miata and it has over history, hey I’ve got a customer with one and he’s a judge
and for fun he races miatas, they have circuits where these guys race miatas against each
other, they have various rules and they have to follow them and it’s actually kind of fun
racing them, they go to the actual races, he’s been to the grand prix track in Austin
Texas, guy have a lot of fun with those things, now number 3 on the list is the toyota prius
prime, these things get insane gas mileage, 55 mpg in town, yeah their backwards because
they have regenerative electricity but they have a range of 640 miles, and since their
aerodynamically designed so they get the best gas mileage, they also have very responsive
handling, now I know people say, scotty you’re not a hybrid fan, well I am personally not
but I’m talking about people going out, buying a brand new car and seeing if that car has
quality in it, and strangely enough number 2 on the list
is the toyota prius c, two priuses on the top 5, they are well built I’ll give them
that, now the c isn’t a plug in hybrid like the prius prime is, so is costs quite a bit
less and it still gets good gas mileage, now yes the toyota c is a little more of a noisier
car to drive around in because it’s smaller than the other one, it’s more of a sub compact
car but for a sub compact car it’s really well built, the toyota prius c has a pretty
big carrying capacity for it, you can put a lot of cargo in that thing, it is a sub
compact car theirs no arguing that, but it’s probably the best built sub compact car, being
the most affordable and getting the best gas mileage of any non plug in hybrid makes the
prius c a good bargain for somebody who’s looking for a hybrid car,
and here’s the moment you’ve been waiting for, the most reliable car of 2018 is the
lexus gx, now we are talking the most reliable here, we’re not talking about gas mileage,
compared to the prius these things are gas hogs, their giant vehicles that have big v8
engines in them, and get pretty low gas mileage, it’s rated at 15 mpg in the city and 18 on
the highway, and your only going to get that if you drive conservatively, if you drive
it really hard in the city, I got customers with those things and their getting closer
to 10 mpg in the city, but their the number 1 in reliability, their
fast, their smooth and they can tow 6,500 pounds if you really want to, and of course
they got tons of space inside, theirs a lot of things that have space inside but let me
tell you a lot of those big old SUVs over time they are not reliable like a lexus or
toyota, really it’s the same company, and judging from my experience of working
on these things for decades, hey this may be 2018 I’m talking about but I can just about
guarantee you that if you bought one it’s going to last for a long time, I’ve got customers
driving lexus suvs around that have 300,000 miles and their still running pretty much
trouble free, with very little maintenance, unlike some like Cadillac, their digital displays
systems seem to work forever, they don’t break down after a few years and cost a fortune
to repair, they’ve got legendary toyota quality behind them,
now yeah your paying between $52,000-$63,000 for the fully loaded gx but for that kind
of money at least your getting quality, and quality that should last over a long period
of time, unlike a lot of the expensive suvs, they got all kinds of stuff loaded, some of
them have more room, some of them are faster, but in the long run your better off buying
a lexus if you want to keep your car for a really long time, now if your really hooked
on the styling of a BMW or a Porsche suv or even a Lambo suv hey my advice, if you want
to get it out of your system lease it, and then when your done you give it in, and you
won’t have to deal with repairs, this is my wife’s 17 year old lexus that I
paid $4,000 for, does it look like a 17 year old car, it doesn’t ride like 17 year old
car, it is smooth as silk, you want to keep a vehicle forever, pick the right one in the
first place, so now you know the top 5 reliable cars of
2018 and if you’re in the market for one, now you know what’s going to be reliable,
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