Lately I've been reading posts saying things like "My car is totally reliable. I haven't had to anything to it and it has 45k miles on it." And I find it odd. I've purchased 3 cars brand new, and none of them needed any kind of repairs (outside of maintenance) under 100k miles.
My Mom's '10 Jetta TDI on the other hand has had several little issues that have required dealership visits, at least 4 or 5 of them, and the closest dealer is a half hour away. They weren't show stoppers by any means, but a part of the car failed at least 5 times. To me, that constitutes unreliable, even if she were never stranded.
Our latest purchase, an 05 Sentra has just under 50k miles, and I anticipate it not needing anything (outside of basic maintenance) for another 100k miles. Is that an unreasonable expectation? How awesome are cars now, that even the crappiest car sold today should go, and is expected to go 100k miles without failure?
Just a thought. What do you guys and gals have to say about this?