I've owned 2 fords, 3 Volvo's, a Honda, and a BMW.
of the 7 cars, the Fords ALWAYS gave me the most trouble....
A tempo.....it has 100 thousand on it and it CONSTANTLY broke down....basically i learned to fix cars on that thing....everything from engine to tranny, to electrical....u name it
A Mustang....it car was slightly modified, i never really abused it....drove it as a daily driver....First engine to go, oil driveshaft pump broke....no oil pressure, bye bye engine, second engine broke the crankshaft in half.....no idea why...
Transmissions, Electrical, Fuel Pump sender unit, Door locks, brakes, Radiator.
I've owned my first volvo for 2 years, paid 700 bucks for it, and only thing ive ever replaced that didnt break cuz of abuse was the radiator....thats it.
The Civic....OMG, i paid 500 bucks for it, abuse the crap out of it every single day, and it just smiles and says "all u got?"