My experience with them has been different. I currently own a Land Rover LR4 that’s about to turn 100k Miles with no issues, my wife’s Evoque has been a great vehicle with no issues, my Alfa 4C has never had a single issue, I expect my wife’s new F-Type Coupe to be just fine, and my Fiat 124 Abarth has been trouble free and a lot of fun for the year that I’ve had it. All of them have had less major and minor issues than my four Lotus had, though I wouldn’t rate them as bad either.
In addition to the above I’ve owned a number of modern VWs, Audis, Jeeps, Minis, Mazdas, and Porsches and none of them had any issues to speak of. The biggest problem cars that I’ve owned were a Toyota, a Subaru and a to some extent a Ford.
DeMuro’s schtick is bitching and moaning about cars for clicks/views. He’s purposefully choosing to let the problems persist to get you to watch and post about it. Life’s too short for that stuff.
“The public” would say that a car such as the Elise is a complete waste of money. As usual, they’re wrong.