All makes of cars have problems, without a doubt. Mass produced cars these days are made up of bits and pieces from around the world, from a complete engine assembly to a brake pad, with competitors supplying each other. The trick seems to be in the quality of the assembly of these different components and - most importantly - the quality of the supervision and checking before the unit rolls out of the factory. The Japanese always excelled at this and to this day Toyota takes any failure - no matter how small - very seriously. This emissions lark has caused cars to be over complicated and prone to failure when a sensor or whatever fails and customers have to pay for all this without any option to refuse; and then have to go to a specialist with the computer equipment in a clinical environment rather than a mechanic with oil-ingrained hands in a railway arch. Progress? The tax revenue is enormous.
I was astonished to learn the other day that my son-in-law's Aston Martin cannot be reversed uphill because the clutch is unsuitable (a design fault apparently). To fit the correct clutch will cost £3 500. So, just because it is expensive doesn't mean it is the best. Search the forums of other makers and all will be revealed.
2015 2.2 CDTi SENav 163ps manual 4x4 in Carbon Flash with 19\" alloy spare towing a Bailey Unicorn III Madrid @ 1500kg.