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    110,000 miles on mine, not a hint of an issue.
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    Ram trucks were the notable outlier (just the Ram line, not the Jeeps). Ram 1500s were the only FCA vehicle they make that landed in the top 10.
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    Quote Originally Posted by St. Clown View Post
    Ram trucks were the notable outlier (just the Ram line, not the Jeeps). Ram 1500s were the only FCA vehicle they make that landed in the top 10.
    Guess I made the right choice. My truck has been great.
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    My Forester is in the shop since some dumbass Ran into me a few weeks ago. Have a VW Tiguan as rental and really like it. Drives very nicely - too bad I wonít ever consider buying a VW again

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    Quote Originally Posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
    Wranglers are NOT reliable. Jeep has one of the worst reliability ratings out there. The numbers just donít agree with you.

    Camrys are reliable. Civics are reliable. Jeeps and most other American cars arenít even in the same league.
    The older Jeeps (with the AMC engine/parts) are rock solid. Every third vehicle at Tech was an 80's/90's Cherokee for a reason.

    After Chrysler took over...yeah, not so much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deutsche Gopher Fan View Post
    My Forester is in the shop since some dumbass Ran into me a few weeks ago. Have a VW Tiguan as rental and really like it. Drives very nicely - too bad I wonít ever consider buying a VW again
    Had a VW Tiguan back in 2011-2013. Really loved it, but upgraded to the Touareg. Never had any issues with either, apart from this dieselgate thing with the Touareg, but I've been satisfied with the emissions fix since I had it done in the spring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by St. Clown View Post
    8 of the 10 cars on Consumer Reports' least reliable vehicles are made by Fiat Chrysler.
    You dont need consumer reports to know Fiats are junk

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    Quote Originally Posted by walrus View Post
    You dont need consumer reports to know Fiats are junk
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    Quote Originally Posted by walrus View Post
    You dont need consumer reports to know Fiats are junk

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    And my Wrangler was awesome. Had it 15 years (it was 2 years old when I bought it). Very little issues. The rest of the Jeep line is indeed crap.
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    Re: Cars: 2015

    Outside of the last two years, Wranglers have scored average or worse every year since 2000.

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    Consider yourself lucky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
    Outside of the last two years, Wranglers have scored average or worse every year since 2000.

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    Don't how far back that goes, but mine was a 1999. Heck, it still had the stock cassette player in there.
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    The new Mazda 3 was unveiled in LA this week. Very minimalist styling, I'm betting people will love it or hate it, or of course not care.

    More of note is that the top trims will have the new Skyactiv-X engine. It incredibly lay terms it combines the technology of standard gas and diesel engines. Uses ultra-high compression and ridiculously complicated timing. Compared to their 2.0 and 2.5 naturally aspirated 4-bangers, anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by state of hockey View Post
    The new Mazda 3 was unveiled in LA this week. Very minimalist styling, I'm betting people will love it or hate it, or of course not care.

    More of note is that the top trims will have the new Skyactiv-X engine. It incredibly lay terms it combines the technology of standard gas and diesel engines. Uses ultra-high compression and ridiculously complicated timing. Compared to their 2.0 and 2.5 naturally aspirated 4-bangers, anyway.
    The problem I have with the high compression stuff is that it requires higher octane fuel. That's not always available in CO - 85 is considered "regular" and even 91 can be tough to come by (my local station calls 89 "premium.")

    Granted, the thinner air at altitude means you can run the lower octane stuff on average cars, but I wouldn't be comfortable putting 89 in something that calls for 91 minimum.

    Then again, I see Nissan GT-Rs around here which are infamous for getting fussy if you feed it anything less than 92, so I dunno.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Twitch Boy View Post
    Saw a Kia Stinger in traffic yesterday.

    That look keeps growing on me - very Tesla-esque. Looks like if Samsung made a car (makes sense, I suppose.)

    With sporty sedans going out of vogue in favor of Moar Bland AWD Crossovers With Decent Seating And Cargo Room I bet I could get a smokin' deal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Twitch Boy View Post
    The problem I have with the high compression stuff is that it requires higher octane fuel. That's not always available in CO - 85 is considered "regular" and even 91 can be tough to come by (my local station calls 89 "premium.")

    Granted, the thinner air at altitude means you can run the lower octane stuff on average cars, but I wouldn't be comfortable putting 89 in something that calls for 91 minimum.

    Then again, I see Nissan GT-Rs around here which are infamous for getting fussy if you feed it anything less than 92, so I dunno.
    This engine, that SoH mentioned should not have the same low-octane issues as standard spark ignition engines. The lower octane fuel will auto-ignite at lower pressures, which is why it normally should not be used in high CR engines. But in a compression ignition engine, you want the fuel to auto-ignite due to high pressures. Theoretically, lower octane fuels would be better than high octane for this engine, but in reality, that completely depends on the design targets the engineers at Mazda used when developing this engine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigblue_dl View Post
    This engine, that SoH mentioned should not have the same low-octane issues as standard spark ignition engines. The lower octane fuel will auto-ignite at lower pressures, which is why it normally should not be used in high CR engines. But in a compression ignition engine, you want the fuel to auto-ignite due to high pressures. Theoretically, lower octane fuels would be better than high octane for this engine, but in reality, that completely depends on the design targets the engineers at Mazda used when developing this engine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Twitch Boy View Post
    Hey, cut me a break, I'm a Civil. :P
    Well, I have been a engine combustion/performance/emissions focused engineer for many years. The internal workings and performance of internal combustion engines is something I'm very familiar with.
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    Mazda has been working on this a looooooong time. Pretty much right when the Skyactiv motors were coming out. They made a calculated decision to put it out in the 3 first. While I sells well, they only have about 2% of the global market in the class. No way they were throwing it into the CX-5 or CX-9 first. Also why they went ahead and really took a leap styling-wise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by state of hockey View Post
    Mazda has been working on this a looooooong time. Pretty much right when the Skyactiv motors were coming out. They made a calculated decision to put it out in the 3 first. While I sells well, they only have about 2% of the global market in the class. No way they were throwing it into the CX-5 or CX-9 first. Also why they went ahead and really took a leap styling-wise.
    Was looking at the '19 Miata (which has/will have the older Skyactiv) and was curious about the 91 octane preference.
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