Someone asked what the most reliable American car was. What do you feel the least reliable foreign car is, either currently available vehicles or vehicles of the past? Incidentally, I don’t mean to imply that I think foreign cars are inherently more reliable than domestics. All manufacturers US and World have made some gems and real stinkers. I have over 260K on my old American car, and while it’s had a few issues over the years, it’s been very good overall.
-VWs are notorious for electrical problems, but the power trains seem to hold up okay.
-Subarus are notorious for head gasket problems, but have a simple and reliable AWD system.
-The most unapologetic piece of utter junk I’ve ever seen was a 1970s Fiat Strada, worse than any Yugo could ever be. Fiat has improved a lot since then.
-Some years of Toyota vehicles are prone to premature engine failures due to sludging.
-Some Honda transmissions aren’t so great.
-Hyundai vehicles were a complete joke a decade ago but have come a long way.