A lot can be said for having a simple vehicle, no common rail diesel, no ECU to shit sensors every 5minutes and put you car in limp mode.
But as nice as it is to drive an older simpler vehicle, there is no denying that new vehicles for power and comfort leave pre 2000 stuff in the dust!
I'm wanting to buy a newer full size 4wd (landcruiser, Patrol etc), probably 2007 or newer, want something more comfortable and have more power for towing, but I'm a little apprehensive do to newer technology (mostly electronics) and its reliability.
I know that the general thought is avoid European made, but I know of multiple cases of new (less than 20,000km) Holden Captivas transmissions failing, Nissan Xtrails transmission letting go with a costly bang.
Commonrail diesel Hiluxs needing all new injectors and fuel pumps, and the general thought that new vehicles are just not as reliable as they should be.
Am interested to hear in other peoples experiences, whether good or bad.
Hoping to find out generally what makes and/or models are the best in terms of reliability, or if in fact you keep on top of servicing are most cars much of a muchness.