As it is true that Asian cars are more reliable, just think whats going to happen when stuff starts going wrong with them, were finally getting to the point, where none of the school kids know what happens under the hood, mechanics are going to have a field day.
At the school I go to, the majority of cars are RiceWine Fueled, I have the only Jeep, there are a couple of Ford Taurus and stuff, and one Vdub Gulf thats used for AutoCross. All I can say is I hang out wiht the guy in the VW, he's the only one who knows what happens under the hood.
As this winter will by my first in my Jeep, I can't wait. Everyone elses cars are lowered, with low profile tires (going for that racing look.) I'll finally be able to show them what a Jeep can do, but you can be damn sure I'm only going to help those who appreciate an American/North American made vehicle (live in Canada, so Ihave to put that in.) and, even if they do appreciate the power of a Jeep, I'm gona make their car remeber it by spinning the tires in 4hi before I pull them out. (Around here, your car may need a pull or winch just to get itself out of the parking spot/pile of snow that was clear 45 min ago.)
This reminds me of the story my dad told me about the first jeep he saw.
He used to fly alot, when we lived in the UK, and he was at the local air strip and all the ole "chaps" were sitting around talking about their britsh made sports cars, when a Chick drove up, it was the first time he had ever seen a Jeep, it was a left over WW2 relic. so everyone gets on this JeepChicks case about how she drives a 20y/o Jeep, and she should get a real british made car. All she says is "Can your car do this?" climbed in her Jeep, and drove it over 3 or 4 Cement bunker roofs (left over bombshelters from WW2, they stick up 7-10 feet out of the ground and are shaped like a dome (1/2 burried 1/2 cement pipe looking things.))
After that all the ole "chaps" kept their mouths shut, and he hasn't lost respect for Jeep's since.
This is the #1 reason he persuaded both my sister (24) and me to get Jeeps.
Can you belive my younger brother just got his licence and told me this yesterday? "I'm gona get a Honda Civic, lower it, and pimp it out."
I told him if he did, he'd better park it down the street, otherwise I'd practice my articulation on his roof.
Jeep Icon, Raised 2", Lowered 2", 4pt Independant Suspention.
(Yes, that is an Oompa Loompa driving it.)