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post #1 of 7 Old 10-23-2008, 02:20 PM Thread Starter
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Ford builds most reliable American cars, Consumer Reports Magazine says

DETROIT -- Ford Motor Co. continues to build the most reliable American cars, edging closer in reliability to its Asian rivals, Honda and Toyota, according to an annual survey released this afternoon by Consumer Reports Magazine.

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Well, I think GM is on its way up there with the quality of their vehicles improving. They might already be there.
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post #5 of 7 Old 10-24-2008, 02:17 AM
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GM vehicles are often spotty in their first year. Usually better in the second.

But what CR doesn't say, and that few people therefore realize:

1. The data are already about five months old, and will be over a year old when many people use them to buy a car next summer.

2. The average problem rate isn't very high, probably around 18 problems per 100 cars for the 2008s (based on past years; they didn't have a number when asked this year). So the differences between the different "blobs" is only three or four problems per 100 cars.

So below average reliability still doesn't mean that a car will be in the shop all the time--far from it.

For vehicle reliability information that is promptly updated four times a year and actual repair rates (not just blobs):

One benefit of prompt, frequent updates: we'll have an initial result for the Pontiac G8 in mid-November, with a full result next February. We can similarly provide a quick result for the new Camaro once it arrives, if enough owners participate.

Our results tend to be similar to theirs, just 5-14 months sooner.
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well good for ford. Still, most of their cars are yawners-except the Taurus. Now THAT'S one action-packed car!


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Atleast this Taurus, albeit just a rebadged five hundred, is better looking than the past snore-fests.

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