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Ford Trumps Honda In Initial Quality

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Chrysler may be down in the dumps these days, but Blue Oval is far from blue.

Across the interweb comes news that Ford has pulled ahead of Honda in initial quality rankings for 2009, as per a study conducted by RDA Group. That breaks last year's three-way tie for the top spot, leaving a mere two-way tie between Ford and Toyota. (We keep hoping they'll have some sort of knife fight or log-rolling contest to duke it out, but so far, no luck.)

Specifically, Ford jumped up five percentage points in RDA's rankings, bringing the company to a satisfaction rating of 79%. Which vehicles came in at the top of their respective segments?

  • Ford Mustang (sports car)
  • Ford Taurus (large car)
  • Ford Taurus X (crossover utility)
  • Mercury Milan (midsize car)
  • Ford Ranger (compact pickup)

We're mystified by at least one of those, but hey: with everything else that's going on, we'll take whatever good news we can get.

[source: Ford]

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