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- Dec 15, 2005
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- new york city
You know, that's really an opinion of the common boring person that gets no enjoyment from driving their vehicle. Granted, the parts for the S-type and LS aren't free like they are for Hondas And Toyotas, but the S type and LS aren't Hondas or Toyotas.
If you do the work yourself, it really isn't that bad. Most of us enjoy working on our LS as much as we do driving it, it's a passion.
I mean of course I wish I had all the equipment to diagnose and work on my v8 rwd laptop, but I don't. Sometimes you gotta bite the bullet and throw some cash into the dealers pocket.
But hey, I love my LS. Always puts a smile on my face. And I'd take a used rundown LS over any 2010 or newer "everybody else" car.
How does that have anything to do with the reliability of used cars?
The article was interesting at least. They talk about how consumer reports does not go back far enough. I referenced consumer reports before buying my 02 and I remember the reliability being "average." Average reliability was actually above average for a mid level luxury car at the time. I love my LSs but I have to admit that I have not really had trouble before 100K in other cars that I have owned.
Let's not be so defensive. The car has issues and they can be pricy. Not everyone can fix their cars or drive them for the smile. I'm not expecting granny 80yr old to fix all these issues herself and grin while punching it onto the interstate.