We own a 3/4 ton Ford pickup and a Mercury car. Neither that new, but quite functional.
I drive the old Toyota. Not a looker, but a reliable cheap operating work truck. Works for me.
Before the Toyotas I always drove Chevys...mostly Camaros. Within 3 months they all had rattles. I’d have matchbooks sticking in the vents to stop the rattles that drove me nuts.
We bought a Toyota Avalon and I drove it for 10 yrs. Not one rattle when we finally sold it.
If I find a car that doesn’t rattle I am ecstatic. lol Those noises just drive me crazy.
I had a diesel 2500 06 and overall liked it as a towing vehicle, but would not own another one. Minor defects of controls and repair prices drove me away..
Twice I shut the engine down by hitting my knee on the key chain..fortunately when stopped maneuvering a trailer. So it isn’t just the cars that have the problem. All of their controls are clunky. The cruise control etc. just don’t like them.
Ray Lahood is a real idiot..fortunately he is gone from the house and the cabinet and hopefully will never return. He was a political hack working for go along to get along..Bob Michel.