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#7 of 10 Re: Edmunds car ratings- inconsistent with reviews? [usa1fan]
Apr 06, 2013 (3:27 pm)
I agree. We're on the same page.
#10 of 10 Re: Edmunds car ratings- inconsistent with reviews? [usa1fan]
Apr 07, 2013 (11:02 am)
I agree that Edmunds and most car reviewers almost alsways have a bias for foreign vs. domestic branded cars. But my experience with GM, Ford & Chrysler have much better product than what is commonly published as "conventional wisdom".
I find the foreign branded cars that I have driven and owned (Nissan, Acura) be better buttoned down and better handlers. They have been fairly reliable but repairs are expensive.
The domestic brands I have driven/owned (Chevy Truck, Saturn Aura, Chevy Cobalt, Ford F-150, Windstar Van) and find them to be better riding and quiter than the comnpetiion. on a recent 300 mile round trip the wife's Aura with the 3.6L V-6 was a pleasure on the road. Quiet and smooth with plenty of power and 30+ MPG. I would rate it superior to her previous Maxima which had a less resilient ride, was slower to 60MPH was louder and required Premium fuel.
My cousin owns a 2010 Acura RDX t that I have ridden in and was unimpressed by the interior, found it loud and the Turbo 4Cl. unrefined.
My BIL has a 2006 Acura TL which I have driven. It is smooth, but the ride is
bouncy and it is loud on the highway.
I think it is a shame that many people would not even consider a domestic branded car even though that decision would be better for our economy than buying a foreign branded car. (Yes I realize probably well over half of
the the foreign branded vehicles are made/assembled in the USA). I would recommend that they at least consider it and take one for a test drive.....