Q: Which make-model is best with least known problems

asked by on

-2008 chev uplander 280kms,... -2002 chev venture 288 kms,... -2002 dodge caravans 200-300kms,... -2002- 2004 pontiac Montanans 200-300kms,... 2004 buick rendezvous,.. I was told to stay away from Ford and windstars altogether because they breakdown alot, but i really like the FORD freestar with the rear seat into floor., oh and I heard dodge parts are expensive, any insight or info on which make/model would be better to buy, one with less problems i guess, im in nothern sask horrible winters, hr from closest city. 3 kids so kinda important :)
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi there. I understand your needs and how cold it can get up there. However, trying to pick which used make/model is the best without a pre-purchase inspection is a bit like predicting the weather. One of the things I would consider is parts availability and cost in your area; you want to be able to repair the vehicle when the unfortunate does happen. Ask for the maintenance records to verify against the owner’s manual that proper maintenance has been performed regularly. Also, make sure the vehicle you inspect has been prepped for the long cold winters. A pre-purchase inspection will divulge many problems that may exist deeper than a typical visual inspection. Just remember, all vehicles are man made and have parts that will fail. As a master technician, I see all makes/models with varying failures every day; more so on the ones that have not been properly and well maintained. YourMechanic has several technicians available to assist you with a pre-purchase inspection.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1,000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Which make-model is best with least known problems

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: No tire pressure sensor, disappointing

The tire pressure sensor light alerts you when a tire has low pressure. When you get your tire fixed, the light goes out. This is how it's supposed function when everything is working properly. When the system malfunctions, you may...

Q: Car is leaking coolant, and overheating, is it the intake manifold gasket?

This may be related to a few different things such as a bad thermostat, a failing coolant fan relay, or a blown head gasket. As you may know the thermostat regulates the flow of coolant in and out of the...

Q: Someone is selling a 2001 BMW 5281 for 800.00 what do u think

As with any used vehicle purchase you should always get a pre-purchase inspection to see if the vehicle has major mechanical problems. A vehicle over 16 years old is going to have some problems and without an inspection like one...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.