Originally Posted by runner-guy
Aston Martin Vanquish
Love that one. How reliable is it?
From what I've heard, not bad for its ilk. Still it's strange - Rolls-Royce made their name initially by touting reliability and quality. In an age where your typical automobile was about as reliable as a weather forecast, they were known to keep running no matter what. A Rolls-Royce never broke down, it "failed to proceed" and that rarely. You expected more from high end car makers like Aston Martin, Rolls-Royce, Mercedes-Benz.
Now, its the cheap end of the spectrum that's reliable. The more expensive a car is, the more problematic we expect it to be, and in a perverse twist of reasoning, people are actually dissed for complaining about unreliable exotics. "You should be able to afford it" is the usual cry, rather than "For $200k, the damn thing should run better than a freaking Yaris."