01-17-2013, 08:26 AM
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Location: Upper East Side Manhattan - Lime Rock CT
Join Date: Jul 2007
Mein Auto: M4 Cabrio - Cayenne GTS
The Lexus SC coupe that I had was rated at the top of the JD Powers list of reliable cars. It was also near the top of the Consumer Reports reliably list. My present 335i is listed as unreliable by CU,
Originally Posted by The X Men
Its my personal opinion, I have owned 4 Lexus since the early 90s. Problems like rattles and cheap feel do not show up in reliability surveys. If you ever owned a recent Lexus and a 20 year old one, you would know exactly what I am talking about.
From my experience both cars have been very reliable. The 335i is as quiet as the Lexus was and in spite of being a convertible that has gotten beat up on NYC roads is rattle free.
I will leave the fact that the RFTs and the stock sport suspension sucked out of this conversation since I was able to rectify that issue. The fact that the car has remained rattle free in spite of the number of Pothole Explosions it endured does speak to the fact that the car is very solidly built.
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Last edited by captainaudio; 01-17-2013 at 03:19 PM.