I've heard that a lot over the years. I was a subscriber to CR magazine for decades. People who accuse them of anti-domestic car bias aren't aware most of their reviews are based on owner experience. All the reliability data comes from people who actually own the cars. I used to get the CU auto survey every year. So, are the owners of the cars biased against their own cars?Unbelievable,
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Lincoln has always had lower reliability than Ford. Lincolns have all kinds of "gingerbread" options that tend to be troublesome and break. Same with Mercedes. They're not the bullet-proof cars they used to be. The Mercedes onboard computers are extremely complex and they drive many owners bonkers. Chrysler makes cars and minivans and the quality there has always been troublesome. Jeeps have become more complex over the years, but they don't have automatic, sliding doors or onboard video entertainment systems. Those are troublesome features.