Originally Posted by 4wdwrx
People say that with engines ten years ago, twenty, thirty... People always think complex electronics means less reliability, which is very incorrect.
Also, for the past twenty years engines are getting better in reliability, so your saying engineers gave up on the twenty-first year.
Hence "may." DI can lead to carbon buildup which fouls up engines pretty badly. CVTs tend to be sealed meaning if anything goes wrong you have to replace the entire unit. CVTs tend to go wrong quite often. There have been electronics in the past, but not to the extent today. Everything is interdependent. I'm not saying all new cars are going to catastrophically fail. They are just working a lot harder.
Plus look at modern emission controlled diesels. Their reliability SUCKS.