posted on Feb, 10 2010 @ 10:13 AM
I see your point as a potential conspiracy against the Japanese automotive companies. Simply take a look at the theme of Howie Long in those Chevy TV
ads and how they're hawking their products comparing themselves to Toyota or Honda.
They don't make motorcycles anyway, which is my passion.
Reason being the proven track record of my Hondas, motorcycles and cars vs my 98 Jeep, my only American vehicle.
I perform all of the routine maintenance on my vehicles, bikes and cars.
No problems with the Hondas, even with my 1975 Honda CB 550 motorcycle, everything still works !
Not problem with my wife's Honda Pilot SUV or my Acura TSX.
Whereas with the Jeep, though great off road, and loads of fun with a 5 speed and posi, as it ages, it seems as if every winter a new problem
manifests itself....fortunately I'm good at troubleshooting !
I do love my Jeep though, it's an old friend that I can't let down.
Beancounters be damned, they are the cause for the Jeeps lack of quality. Great design but cost reduced down to being cheaply made.
But as a faithful Honda owner, it would take a lot more than a few recalls to convince me to go and invest my money in a GM,Ford or Chrysler product
after the experience I've had with my Jeep vs the Hondas.