I am just curious about what peoples’ opinions are of cars that seem surprisingly hard or easy to work on. For example, I have a 1994 Geo Metro as my gas saver car and have been very surprised with how easy it is to work on. Replacing a timing belt takes on hour. Replacing the entire engine takes only two hours. Everything is right there and easy to get at. Nothing is covered up and there is plenty of space to work which is surprising in a car this small. I swear this must be like the modern VW bug with how simple they are. Yes, they are water cooled and have electronics but all this is quite simple.
Some of the harder ones seem to be the carbureted models of the late-1980’s when they were transitioning to FI. These are overly complicated so they meet emissions and I would MUCH rather have fuel injection than one of these.
Also, I am not a big fan of Chrysler products. I was once working an a 300 or LHS that had a stuck thermostat. I swear the thermostat was installed on the engine before the engine was put in the car. It took me like 9 hours of jacking the engine up and fooling around with it to do this swap. A thermostat should be simple and easy like changing the oil, not an all day job. I try to avoid MOPAR vehicles for this reason and it seems like they have more problems than most other makes. I understand Mitsubishi is about the worst but I have never worked on one of those.
Anyone have another other contenders for the easiest or hardest to work on?