I wish other people had that line of thinking. She apparently thinks Toyotas are the ultimate vehicle in terms of reliability
. Yeah. I don't need to bring up sludge, crankshaft, and transmissions issues, do I?
Lots of people think the same thing (including me) about Toyota being the best in reliability. But I'm also smart enough to know that nobody produces flawless cars. Historically though, I'd take my chances with a Toyota more than any other brand if I were only concerned with reliability.
Toyota did have a problem with sludge in some of their engines, that is true. But most of that can be attributed to poor the piss-poor maintenance habits of the owners.
Honda is reliable as well, but if you know anything about Honda's history, they had some serious transmission failures in many of their vehicles in the late 90's & early 2000's. Even so, I'd still put Honda right behind Toyota as the most reliable automaker. JMO...