As I have talked about in the past, when people ask me about how to pick a reliable car, I always point them to consumerreports.org . They offer a monthly subscription for $5.95 which allow you to access all of their car reliability ratings. Honda and Toyota have always been easy car makers to default to for reliable cars (on average). So maybe it shouldn’t be a surprise to find out that Scion topped the list this year as the maker with the highest predicted reliability, since their parent company is Toyota. I don’t know I just thought they were throw away cars – like a modern version of the Yugo. Apparently I am very wrong! This is pretty good news Scion has 4 models for 2012 and they range from $15K to about $20K. So this is pretty good news for consumers that you can get the most reliable cars (according to Consumer Reports) for far less than most other cars on the market. Think about it another way – how often is the cheapest item on the shelf the one that will have the fewest problems? Sure these cars, are probably missing many bells and whistles that Cadillacs may come with, but wouldn’t you think that if you paid 3x as much for a Cadillac that it would be at at least a little more reliable? Side note: Cadillacs bottom out the list as one of the least reliable cars out there. Other reliable car makers Just to be clear, this list focuses on the averages of all the models that each car company creates. With that said, the list continues like this: Lexus Acura Mazda Honda Toyota Infiniti Subaru Nissan Volvo Oh and just a friendly reminder – make your car purchases bring you closer to financial freedom , not further away! Related Articles: Who makes the best cars? Cash for Clunker’s Results: U.S. cars traded for Asian cars Honda and Porsche: Best initial quality Is it your job to prevent the Big 3 from going under? Making sacrifices to get out of debt (part 6) Save money on car depreciation Drive your new car for 2 years and sell it for a profit? Bob enjoys dark chocolate, paying off debt, giving, Foosball, loose-leaf tea, helping people succeed, learning, anything God created, playing guitar, doing things the “long” way, Philippians, excellence, Chick-Fil-A, and making his wife smile. He started ChristianPF in 2007 and Co-Founded Blogging Your Passion in 2011. Find him on Facebook & Twitter . The articles on this site are for entertainment purposes and should not be taken as financial advice. Please contact a financial professional for specific advice regarding your situation. Also, many of the CPF articles help us pay the bills by using affiliate relationships with Amazon, Google, eBay and others. Find out more here .
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You Won’t Believe Who Makes The Most Reliable Cars