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What car is considered reliable with low maintenance?

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What car is considered reliable with low maintenance?

For example, Toyota Camry (Japanese car of course) is considered reliable because they can run up to 1,000,000 kms before breaking down or huge maintenance $$, hence why taxi drivers drive them in Toronto.

EDIT: I did not mean Toyota only, is there no competitor?
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Corolla.
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FelDer wrote: For example, Toyota Camry (Japanese car of course) is considered reliable because they can run up to 1,000,000 kms before breaking down or huge maintenance $$, hence why taxi drivers drive them in Toronto.
No vehicle can run 1m kms without significant maintenance and repairs.

From memory my Japan built Camry Hybrid has had (in addition to main dealer maintenance items):

Engine rebulld due to oil burning
Two new steering racks
Dash rebuild due to rattles
New sound system head unit
Seat repairs
A/C repairs
Heat shield repairs
Proximity key failure
Trunk release broken
Sun visor replacement
Door hinge dropping
Recalls for brakes," unintended acceleration issue", faulty door switches

It has currently done 260k km but most issues were pre 150k km.

I have had two Grand Caravans that were half the price and had few very minor issues in comparison.

Vehicles are a lottery. Go for one that has a full service history (looked after) and as new as you can get.
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I have very reliable lawn mover, way more reliable than Toyota. Also very efficient on gas, I only spent $5 for the whole summer.
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Yes, you cannot say with certainty that any new Toyota you buy will be totally "reliable with low maintenance/repairs". YMMV.

The mileage champ is a 1966 Volvo P1800 that is closing in on 5 million kms. And just to stir up the oil-heads, all without using synthetic oil.



But that doesn't make me think that Volvos are more reliable than Toyotas.
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My Porsche Boxster has been really reliable...checkmate atheists!

OP what exactly are you trying to achieve with this thread?
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e-bike.

the #1 recommended transportation device by dui'ers and people looking for low maintenance reliability.
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FelDer wrote: For example, Toyota Camry (Japanese car of course) is considered reliable because they can run up to 1,000,000 kms before breaking down or huge maintenance $$, hence why taxi drivers drive them in Toronto.

EDIT: I did not mean Toyota only, is there no competitor?
Id dare to say that a tesla may do it quite easily if people were willing to rack up the KM on them. Other notables....4runner/gx470, any real diesels, corolla, camry,
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Think of the Childre…
Specifically a Beige Corolla.

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Kia or Lexus depending on your budget.
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Prius or a crown vic
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Honda Fit.
There's a 2007 in town with over 900,000 km on it, I saw it first when it had half that, and had the clutch replaced once.
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Juyen21 wrote: Prius or a crown vic
Even with a battery pack replacement on the Prius?
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I'd love to see if the current Toyotas and Hondas with CVTs will last as long the older non-CVT models that are known to be very reliable.

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