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Author William Shinn ( ago)
Honda? Nissan? Hyundai? Mercedes?

Author Albert S. ( ago)
yah porsche

Author Bargainteers ( ago)
I own a BMW 1000 RR. I haven't had a problem since I've owned in the last two years

Author OutOfThisWorldTV ( ago)
As a mechanic i can tell you for 100% some of those top 10 should not be in top 10 for sure 👌🏻

Author frothymcmead ( ago)
Mazda made this list!? Go ahead and buy a malevolent, aggravating, zero dependable, abomination if you want.  I would gladly go to prison for punching the CEO of this company. My Mazda 5 has devastated my finances. The engine jumped time because it went 60 miles past its oil change. The transmission tanked. The thermostat costs $500.00 to replace. The back windshield wiper costs $100.00 to replace. The key cost $450.00 dollars to replace. Four mechanics have told me they decided not to get a Mazda because of my car.

Author LastWonderland ( ago)
Audi = 86%, VW = 25%. Too bad Audi is a VW with nicer materials...

SORRY but this is bullshit, most people that can afford a brand new luxury car will sell it before the warranty is gone.

Author Double Trouble ( ago)
fuck audi. they sucks.

Author Misha W. ( ago)
where is mercedes?

Author kn7gez ( ago)
Bunch of BS. What a Dork

Author James Smith ( ago)
Where Mercedes at

Author Matthew Shields ( ago)
I absolutely love my 2015 Mazda 3, it's great!

Author Concept Creator ( ago)
and volvo is where....

Author Infiniti ( ago)
the main reason to buy Audi: they have Dynamic turn signal

Author Britney Army Always & Forever! ( ago)
Japanese > German > American, reliability-wise.

Author Matt Smith ( ago)
"Audi did very well in our reliability surveys..."

BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH

Author MrWeshill ( ago)
Honda not even mentioned?

Author Richard Cory ( ago)
I liked Audi until they decided to get political with their ads.

Author Lyndon ( ago)
Sorry but Audi sucks, BMW sucks, if you are going to buy german at least buy Benz you are better off. At least from my experience and those I have known that drive Audi and BMW. I personally would drive a Ford before I touched a BMW or Audi and I own a mercedes C class. Very well put together zero issues so far with 80 k on it. Only had thermostat replaced that was it.

Author Tv anggg ( ago)
mitsubishi the only bad Japanese brand.... I mean they have the evo. But besides that.. what else do they have

Author Viren vs ( ago)
Bmw 3rd place???? 😂😂😂😂😂
I'm sorry. I can't take you seriously anymore.

Author DAVID TRIANA ( ago)
FIAT is the new YUGO!

Author Erik Darmawan ( ago)
Honda?

Author Captain Jack ( ago)
How on earth did BMW and Audi finish ahead of Lexus?? If reliability is what drives these scores no way they could finish so high. I suspect some money changed hands somewhere in the compiling of this list. And Mazda ahead of Toyota and Honda.?? Come on guys, at least make it look like you actually tried.

Author David Arndt ( ago)
Predicted reliability guys ....

Author David Arndt ( ago)
Audi/VW lmao hmmm didn't vw lie ?

Author Brandon Greenaway ( ago)
who cares about consumers reports I work on cars they are all junk

Author Guy Roussel ( ago)
Mitusibishi as unreliable ? Not at all agree. It is more reliable than any German brand . It is on top with Toyota and Honda. BMW ,Audi and Mercedese are the worst brands on the road today. Porche is the most reliable of the German brands. I`d buy a 911 or a 929 GT RS before i`d buy an Audi ,BMW or Mercedes

Author Davin Peterson ( ago)
That's interesting that Volkswagen is less reliable that Audi. Since VW makes Audi as Audi is VW's luxury brand.

Author Davin Peterson ( ago)
Back in 2003, when we bought a Toyota Camry, Toyota had more recommended models than any other brand. We still drive that '03 Camry today, which has been reliable.

Author Jonathan Guan ( ago)
says lexus is very good, shows a lexus nx, ranked by consumer reports to be pretty bad

Author Uros Stojanov ( ago)
Where the hell is mercedes?

Author imuger imuger ( ago)
How do you know that Audi, BMW and Porsche are suddenly reliable? The first year they may be ok, but on the long term they just suck! Go for a Toyota, Hyundai/Kia and Mazda instead...

Author Justin E ( ago)
No mention of Hyundai or Kia, fuck this channel.

Author Peter Schmidt ( ago)
People REALLY need to stop putting personal anecdotes into consideration. Just because you had a crappy car it doesn't mean the brand hasn't improved.

Author MrDreamTV ( ago)
but.... where is Honda. or Kia. or ferrari

Author Edwin Ortiz ( ago)
European cars: Making mechanics out of their owners since the 1900's

Author George #GeorgeCaragea ( ago)
If I had to listen to Consumer Reports latest reliability talk, " Toyota introduced ESC in 2004, before anyone else". In fact, they did introduced ESC in 2004 which was called differently. However, ESC was introduced in 1995 by Mercedes Benz followed by BMW in the same year. For BMW was called ESP ( Electronic Stability Program). So, Toyota did it...only 9 years later.

Author BaldCreations ( ago)
And how is Audi + Porsche the top spots and VW fell ?

Author BaldCreations ( ago)
This is so fake lol how they gonna know all this when 2017 isn't even over yet

Author philip ly ( ago)
Can't complain with my audis. Both my a4 and a6 has been trouble free. Only problem for me was small trim piece on the door came loose, Audi just replaced it.

Author Noah Pillay ( ago)
How come these lists always vary between other reports. For example JD power has a different list than this one.

Some similar but I'm not sure who to trust more...

Author Shivam Sharma ( ago)
Mazda is the underdog brand for sure

Author senorkaboom ( ago)
FIAT. Fails In All Tests.

Author ocramidajzj ( ago)
Some of the comments around Honda, Toyota and Mercedes seems to be referencing 10 year old data. Those brands' scores have tumbled over the years. Mazda's rise in the ranks has benefitted from a clean-sheet Skyactiv platform, secession from Ford and a brilliant new corporate identity. So those of you badmouthing Mazda need to update their references and put away old experiences. IMO.

Author Josh Triplett ( ago)
Realizing that I;m a Subaru fan (owned them for years), it was good to see them make the list, but really aside from Lexus, how did the others make the top? As a mechanic/hobbyist/enthusiast I caution every one of my friends and family not to buy German unless they are ready for the bills that come with them. Great cars out of the box with many refinements, but murderous on your wallet when they need servicing. You can love them, just be prepared to pay.

Author MrBuzzialdrin ( ago)
yup audi is most reliable. lol. and lowest emissions

Author Eyacub12 skits ( ago)
Audi and Porsche are sexy!

Author Walter Black ( ago)
They need to include cost to repair when something does go wrong. Those German cars wouldn't be at the top then.

Author Louis Porco ( ago)
what is diverse about Toyota's line up....

Author yonda ila ( ago)
So how about honda its not reliable any more I have no problem so far ???

Author Mohammed Aziz ( ago)
I think you forgot Mercedes Benz which i think should be in the top 3.

Author Taylormade2350 ( ago)
I love how you just skip over number 6.

Author Harl0 283 ( ago)
Are those top 3 brands really reliable enough to be so highly recommended? i know this isnt based entirely on reliability but still

Author Hot Cosby ( ago)
Ask any mechanic. German cars are about as reliable as a solar powered flashlight.

Author Mrchevy baja ( ago)
results in a vacuum.

Author J ( ago)
I like how the only top auto makers are ones that no one can afford. This is a bad list....very bad.

Author J ( ago)
Audi is reliable? This is crazy! Ask a mechanic

Author Robert Montgomery ( ago)
Tesla = poor quality control

Author Robert Montgomery ( ago)
Expensive = top 4

Author I know you're right, but ( ago)
Porsche is reliable? Lol

Author Adio V ( ago)
FCA lol. Pretty much bottom of shitter

Author dadsfave ( ago)
Audi the top brand? According to dashboard-light.com statistics on long-term power-train reliability in 1.2M US trade-ins, Audi ranks 31 out of 37 brands. The A3 is "well below average" and the A4 has "chronic reliability issues". Sure the Q7 and Q5 seem good but they've only been on the market 10 and 7 years. Q7 avg trade-in mileage was only 91K vs industry average of 126K. Audi invented the diesel fraud. More cheats have continued to be found in their products, not just diesels. In 10 CR vehicle categories, Audi topped only one, while Toyota topped 3 and Chevrolet topped 2.

Author Croo ookie ( ago)
Bought a brand new Land Rover Range Rover HSE, literally broke down in 2 months with less than 2k miles. They're right about that brand for sure.

Author Isaiah Soto ( ago)
How is volkswagen so low but their subsidiaries are high up?

Author Ashish Dawar ( ago)
Didn't heard anything about Honda? Considered as best reliable brand

Author Jess Barnett ( ago)
I love Mazdas! Great cars! Zoom zoom! 🚗💨🚗💨🚗💨

Author mountainhobo ( ago)
Ze Germans are back.

Author Marchelo DeFacto ( ago)
Idk why they brought fiat in USA .. too small for USA roads .. keep it for European roads .... don't make any sense at all

Author wholeNwon ( ago)
"Predicted reliability". I think I'll wait to see the actual reliability of the German cars, esp. Porsche, after a few years. As they age, it's usually Toyota and Lexus that rise to the top of the pool. I strongly suspect that this will continue to be the case.

Author Mourinho M ( ago)
BMW ranks high in the "not using your blinkers" category

Author SHANE ( ago)
Folks, NEVER, EVER buy a Fiat...Owned a 1996 Fiat Tempra 16V back in the days for an insane US$39,000. Transmission replaced at only 10K miles, it was THE worst car I have ever owned.

Author WolfmanZX ( ago)
um...and Kia?

Author jimmelay71 ( ago)
Prepare for the fanboys to start whining.

Author Johnlim Male ( ago)
Japan + Germany = good product
American = sucks

Author News Media-one ( ago)
Toyota should've came before Mazda!

Author O Arias ( ago)
Mazda for the win, CX-9 2016 is a beautiful fun SUV. 👌👍

Author Luke Raymond ( ago)
Audi and BMW are not reliable... LOL go ask a mechanic not a website funded by automakers. 😒

Author Idi B ( ago)
Harsh words for these bottom ranking brands! but they probably deserve it

Author Likes by Mike ( ago)
Did i miss Hyundai in this list?

Author Blake Swan ( ago)
BMW is reliable? First hand experience, they are not.

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