why choose topic against Toyota? not Honda, not Mazda, not Renault, not .... of equal price level?
is because he/she not user of the brand sure said differently, is so clear..
I think its a good comparison because Toyota is well known or well perceived or well accepted or well recommended mostly for its reliability. It still is.
Honda, i heard long ago, is machiam the Rolls Royce of Japanese car brands. Mazda for gas guzzler, Nissan for very Asian crude car names, Renault for infamous GB in its heydays where a salesman told me, will cost $32k to overhaul GB or parts must wait long long.
Just perceptions of drivers and beliefs passed down from grandda to son to grandson.😁 Me the younger level of grandchildren and yes, was told very firmly, Toyota very reliable.
I only owned 1 Toyota. A PFL Wish. Superb mpv to mod. Inside outside topside to downside. Really can mod until like Christmas Tree or fast almost like a 2litres cc ride with racing software or chip here there. Its wheel pcd is rather limited though 5×100, like Scooby. Kentstyle to gangsta to Modelista etc bodykits make for chio chio individual styling.
Reliable yes. No major engine or GB issues, normal wear and tear replacements. Parts are also easily available in JB. Poisons many many too.
But after that ownership, i went over to Honda. An entirely different ride and experience.
Very subjective and boils to what one deem as important and value for money. COE play a part too. There was a period where quite a few Honda bros switched to VW simply becos the difference in prices is very close. They took the opportunity to try out a conti instead. It's a "since i can afford one now, why not try it out?"
I am now driving a conti too. The feel and handling between say, a Japanese ride and conti is different for me. Is reliabilty important? Yes. But the total ride quality and experience kind of offer me a middle ground where i can give and take, perhaps, for eg. the hassle of topping engine oil
more often or servicing
costs more. Actually, if one know to ask for advice and lobang like where is a good workshop, savings can be achieved.
If i can have everything in a car, reliability, value for money, conti performance, comfort and handling, it still boils down to whether i can afford anot. I mean, a drone is almost a flying car these days. Oops.
Safe ride. For discussion only. No hard feelings. I am almost brand blind. There is only 1 brand i wont touch.
Edited by PSP415, 29 March 2019 - 08:01 PM.