Reliable SUV options from Honda/Acura for $10-15k
Hello Scotty and big thanks for the tremendous effort you put into educating people about cars.
My mom has recently got into a rear end accident with her 2010 RAV4 Limited (185k miles) and the car is now totaled. She's only had Toyotas all her life which proved to be bulletproof but my question is this:
I'm currently trying to find her another vehicle to replace hers and looking into the Honda/Acura market. Which SUV from those brands from 2010 and up, in the $10-15k neighborhood would you recommend?
I know that Honda is known for tranny issues so my goal is to skip those models/years. Also, something with a timing chain instead of a belt would be great.
Thanks in advance!
She prefers a Toyota if possible but honestly is open to anything that'll match what she had, more or less.
Can you elaborate some more on the ZF9 please? Were there specific years/models/trims that used it?
I remember Scotty saying something along the lines of Honda making reliable transmissions starting from a certain year.
Lastly, are timing belts exclusively used on the V6 or is it that after certain years Honda went to use a chain like Toyota did?
What opinions are there on the MDX and Pilot?
Try to find one with this legendary drivetrain -