Completely new or completely redesigned cars and SUVs tend to have most of the problems. Basically, the latter is also the most problematic thing. In the 1970s, the newly created Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued standards for vehicle emissions that all American automakers were required to comply with. And as you live with your car and pay to keep it maintained, dealing with wear and tear and all the invasive entropy of physical reality, some pretty important problems become apparent.
The Federal Reserve should require standard battery sizes for electric vehicles (such as A, C and D batteries for cars) for different categories of cars. So what should a risk-averse car buyer do? First, check how a vehicle scores on CR's reliability ratings, Fisher says. You can understand why classic car enthusiasts believe that older cars are more reliable than newer models. Many new car buyers told Consumer Reports that concerns about reliability and repairs are the reason they aren't considering buying a used vehicle.
According to Kim, one of the reasons why leasing is popular is because new cars generally remain under warranty throughout the lease period. Not long ago, almost all cars followed a standard for their infotainment systems, such as the double DIN standard, also known as ISO 7736, adopted in 1984. I've never driven a car and I've felt that “this car is turning too hard”, but I'm sure that many of the cars I've driven don't turn tight enough. On the other hand, when something goes wrong, the cost of repairing a modern car may be more expensive than that of repairing an old car a few decades ago. Of course, that doesn't automatically improve new cars, but rather improves the driving experience.
When something goes wrong in an OBD-II equipped car (you'll know it when you see the Check Engine light flash on the dashboard), a mechanic can connect it to the computer and receive a code. The latest results show improvements in infotainment systems, even though they remain a major source of complaints about new cars. Today's cars don't use any multi-platform standard for their central screens and infotainment systems, so it's not possible to easily upgrade the double DIN type.