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Old 01-25-2015, 05:50 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Acura TSX - '06 Acura TSX
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Many people are critical of Consumer Reports, but I tend to agree with their reliability findings based on my own observations.

The least reliable brands appear to be VW, Mercedes, Jeep, and Land Rover. Some of the models within those brands have average reliability, but overall a poor track record.

I sold my 2002 Jeep Liberty with 120,000 miles on it in the hopes of avoiding major repair issues. In the 2 years I owned it, I had a transfer case sensor go out, an elusive "window open" chime that would go off constantly and illuminate the interior lights, and an evap leak, not to mention 18 MPG no matter what I did. I fixed all those cheap and relatively easy problems and sold it immediately after, before anything else could develop.

In 100k miles, I've done nothing but yearly oil changes on my 2006 Acura TSX (Euro Accord). I've kicked the dust off the air filter, replaced a glove box damper that I broke ($5), and changed the wiper blades a couple times.

I might change out the gear oil and coolant this year for the first and last time of my ownership. Any recommendations for Honda gearbox oil?
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