OK, I tired of driving European cars all my life, so I want to make a change and get something reliable at last. What are the most reliable cars not older than 15 years and under 4k$ I can get in US?
Don't care about clean titles, MPG, or body style. I just need something that will live only on gas and oil changes for quite a while.
>15yo American cars
I had an S10 that I beat the shit out of everyday. I finally killed the tranny at 187k miles. Then got stuck with a pontiac sunfire that I beat the crap out of all the way to 125k, then I sold it.
I used to go offroading with both. There was a fuckhuge subdivision being built near where I lived. Ever get all four wheels off the ground in a FWD shitbox that has 115hp and a 3 speed auto?
>I finally killed the tranny at 187k miles
Here you go. I don't wanna buy a car, and then fix the goddamn tranny that will worth more than the car itself. Already happened to my wife's Mustang with 100k miles on it. She drove it for 15k miles and we've buried more than $3k in repairs, including a tranny overhaul. No old American cars for me anymore
Negro, that S10 was my first car and I didnt take care of it at all. Pre-2000 GM was primitive as fuck. You could throw rocks at the engine and fix it. Even the transmissions were from designs that went back to the 70s-80s, that is to say proven designs. Even if it does break down parts are cheap as fuck.
Besides, if you are buying used, its going to be russian roulette anyways no matter what you buy. You dont know if the guy that owned it before you was autistic about maintenance or a dumbass that just added oil and never changed it.
Do you expect transmissions and engines to functional properly forever? 200k miles is pretty good for a neglected automatic transmission. Its certainly better than the typical 60k miles that honda and other japanese manufacturers transmissions last for.