August 09, 2007

American Vehicle Ties For Most Dependable

Today JD Power released it's Vehicle Dependability study. It surveys owners that have had their vehicles for 3 years.

Buick ties with Lexus to rank highest among nameplates in vehicle dependability—marking the first time in 12 years that another brand ties with Lexus for the highest-rank position, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2007 Vehicle Dependability StudySM (VDS) released today.

So I guess we can stop with the american vehicles are worse in quality than Japanese vehicles thing now.

Oh and that thing about the more expensive a vehicle is (think BMW, Mercedes, etc) the better it is ... ya, not.

“With three non-premium nameplates—Buick, Honda and Mercury—ranking within the top five, and particularly with Buick tying with Lexus for the top rank, consumers seeking a vehicle with strong dependability have good choices at various price levels,” said Neal Oddes, director of product research and analysis for J.D. Power and Associates. “Consumers don’t necessarily need to pay premium prices to obtain high quality and dependability.”

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