The "Classic" ran for 24/25 years with a few face lifts and addition of the four door model. Seven years is nothing considering that the marque was just purchased and the company is in transition.vonmosh said:Well I have had mine since December 2002, and I bought it knowing the previous model ran for 7 yrs.
What if the car was essentially the same but the Body styling was significantly changed so it was an OBVIOUS new model. That can't harm reliability can it?gw2doc said:the P38 was behind the 8ball everytime they made a chance... when it comes to chronic problems on vehicles manufactures arent able to completely eliminate design flaws for 3 years. (this was quoted from Jaguar just last year when they were voted most reliable)
so think about it, they came up with the P38 in 95, then like 3 years later give or take a few months they changed the top half of the motor (not to major, but still a change) then 3 years after that they changed it again to the 4.4 BMW motor, not even 3 years later they did whatever they did in late 05'...
my point is, people want changes but, you wont truly get REAL reliability until you stick with something for a decent amount of time probably about 10 years