WOW... 2002 Acura TL has some pretty damn major flaws:
makes the volvos look good...
I would not conclude that, but we have to consider it. The demographic of every car brand is vastly different. Drivers of broken Volvo's may as well be more likely to complain on that website, compared to Civic drivers. But we don't know that. And because of this, we can't concede my point that Volvo's are reliable, but neither can we trust a website like this, because its sample is dubious at best.
(just as an example, I was looking at my car's history - the first owner took it several times to the dealer over the period of a couple of years, and a few of the trips were for things as simple as "new windshield wipers" or "new taillight bulb". Just because he was the sort of person whose hands are in his ass, and can't change his own wipers, should we conclude that the car was unreliable because of frequent trips to the dealer?)
Here is a car ricky should have come up with: 2004 Hyundai XG350
Thoughts? Its slowish but not slug slow
Funny thing about TrueDelta is that it lists the problems the cars have. Number one issues with the S70s? The front suspension falling apart. I wouldn't call that a minor issues.
Any other weak arguments? There is no problem with liking an unreliable car, but don't try to delude yourself and others.
So the spring seats fail every 2 years, so what? They cost less than $250 to fix. And if a person can't afford that every two years, than maybe he shouldn't own a car at all.
And I'm not deluding anyone, I'm sharing what I know about these cars and their problems. If anything, you're the one trying to delude people that Volvos are the most unreliable POS. They have their issues, but the advantages far outweigh the negatives.
That isn't a minor issues. That's a "I can't drive my car safely" issues. Volvos aren't the most unreliable cars, I know I own British cars.
Had my very first breathalizer test by the police yesturday night ... passed it (of course, I wouldn?t drink and drive). But it was quite odd for me because it was in Dutchieland. In Germany if the police stops you for something like that, it?s a big deal. They check your papers, will ask you loads of quetions - even before they let you take the test they stop you for ... the Dutch Cop who stopped my car (at a control-point they set up with basically a roadblock) just went "Hi, just blow here" when I let my window down and held me the device into the open window. I blew into it untill the said stop, 10 seconds wait and he said "okey, go on". I didn?t even turn off the engine, it all happend so fast without any fuss.
On a sidenote, driving up the the controlpoint, some 100meters before there was another motorist warning me (and those behind me) about the control with his high-beams. I didn?t realize that at the moment, but behind me the driver immediatly turned around. Thinking back, I was quite pissed about this ... nobody should be driving after drinking ... and sorting those out who do IMO is a good thing. Warn people because of a speed-trap, that?s something different. Warning people about an alcohol-control ahead is not helping.
Can you control the iPod from the head unit? If so, just put the ipod in the glove box and leave it be. If not, you can buy longer cables.