They are so good, they might just outlive you.
As the years go on, vehicles on the road change a lot. They get bigger, they are now curvier, and are loaded with technologies. But, among all the new vehicles, some don't change. It's as if they have been running forever and will continue long after the current crop of cars on the road will have given way to the next batch.
Here are 10 of the most reliable vehicle on the road today:
Ford Crown Victoria
In the past decade, this large American sedan was used both by law enforcement and taxi companies. Even with minimal care, you routinely see these cars with over half-a-million kilometres on the odometer.
This is the car that kick-started Lexus' reputation for reliability. It was truly over-engineered; in some cases, it was hard for salesmen to convince clients to get into a newer car since their old sedan was still running perfectly!
Most heavy-duty trucks are quite reliable and built to take a lot of punishment, but the HD Ram stands out because of its optional Cummins diesel engine. These engines' reputation for durability is without equal.
Some automotive journalists are quick to point out that the 2017 Toyota Corolla is old-fashioned and that it uses an engine and chassis that is ancient. However, this makes it pretty reliable. Look on the road and you'll see quite a lot of old Corollas happily trundling along.
We were just talking about the Crown Victoria as being one of the most reliable vehicles on the planet because it survived decades of abuse at the hands of taxi drivers. The Camry has now replaced most of them. That should tell you something about this car's reliability.
Known as the Toyota Land Cruiser in other markets, this SUV is one of the most dependable vehicles on the planet. It has been trusted by sheiks, African war lords, and even the United Nations.
This old Swedish brick is the poster child for reliability. It single-handedly cemented the manufacturer's reputation. Get a diesel for maximum durability. If maintained well, it should outlast you.
Subaru's flat-four engine has a bad reputation, but it does not apply to the non-turbo vehicles. Cars that have been properly maintained and driven responsibly can last surprisingly long.
As far as people haulers goes, the Honda Odyssey has proven to be incredibly reliable. Apart from pesky transmission issues, these vans have proven to go on forever. Plus they hold their value pretty well.
The luxury crossover has proven to be able to go for a long time, provided oil changes are followed. It combines the reliability of a proven Toyota powerplant with the build quality of a luxury vehicle. What's not to like?