Last post on Dec 23, 2012 at 6:37 PM
You are in the Chevrolet Cobalt
What is this discussion about?
Chevrolet Cobalt, Coupe, Sedan
#1657 of 2240 Re: My 2006 Cobalt LT [superfatman]
May 15, 2006 (10:59 am)
"Even thou they sell BOAT LOADS of cars to fleets, if a company like Enterprise Rentals or Avis or companies in general trust GM to supply up to 30% of the domestic car sales, then there must be reliability. No business person would invest in 1000 Cobalts if they knew GM didn't offer a quality product."
this is too easy. ill be kind. rental companies dont buy based on reliability. they need a bulk of cars as cheaply as possible. they dont need to be reliable, because the major rental companies take them out of commission (i.e. they end up on used car lots) long before the major issues show up. this is why you see so many 2 yr old domestics on used car lots for half of what they cost new.
the mighty chevy cavalier and ford taurus were two of the most available rental cars of all time. by your reasoning, then, these must be very reliable cars. fact: these two cars have two of the worst repair records in existence.
domestic automakers dont sell tons of fleet cars because its their chosen philosiphy. at this point, they have to do it to survive.
as for your 1000 cars vs 100 cars and 1 in 10 example , another writer (m1miata) appears to have addressed that.
#1662 of 2240 Vent frustration
May 16, 2006 (8:26 am)
Not everyone comes here to vent. Some people come to emphatically defend their preferred brands in the face of first hand accounts of unreliability and poor service or empirical evidence of falling market share, research reports and gallons of red ink.
#1666 of 2240 Longest lasting engines?
May 17, 2006 (5:58 am)
I don't think so. I see so many Japanese cars going with 150k to 200k. Once a GM hits 100k, any day can be it's last day.