Some Cars Still Last Longer Than Others

Yes, we all know that auto manufacturing has seen amazing improvements over the past 30 years and American models can keep up with their Japanese counterparts when it comes to durability and longevity. Yet, why is it that Toyota, year after year, takes the top spots in Consumer Reports reliability polls?

The answer comes down to engineering. Let’s face it, if you look at a Camry, it’s not going to win any awards for super style or super performance. This was intentional! Toyota decided to put all its engineering efforts into designing cars that would last long and be reliable. Part of this is engineering parts that have very, very small tolerances. or the space between parts. This means that they don’t bang against each other as much when the engine is spinning at thousands of times a minute.

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