Originally Posted by Mark Fahey
However, if you consider the reliability of the Hondas and Toyotas,these cars don't come close to measuring up.
I'm not sure about that. My LeSabre is 10 years old, has 135,000 miles, is still on the original plenum and LIM gaskets for what it'* worth (though I may be changing those out just for piece of mind), and the ONLY thing wrong with it is the windshield washer pump. I'd fix it but I wash my car so much that I don't see the point.
My last car was a 1994 Honda Accord EX. It had 160,000 miles at the time it left my possession. Engine was strong and well running still, but the accessories...oh my. The ABS had died probably at about the mileage my LeSabre is at now. Had a power window or two fail. The gas gauge didn't work. The weatherstripping was coming off in places. And it had this odd tendency to creak over bumps at random intervals that no one could ever diagnose. I still loved it to death, though.
Admittedly, I've had to change a few things on the LeSabre within the past year, mainly things such as the water pump and the power steering pump...but my Accord also went through a few radiators and such. As it stands, I'd say my LeSabre is a gem in comparison.