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Reliability Survey: Hondas Have Fewer Issues, Mazdas Cost Less To Fix

Reliability Survey: Hondas Have Fewer Issues, Mazdas Cost Less To Fix

Your car was running just fine yesterday. Yet today it greeted you with a bright orange check-engine light—and what you dread as an expensive repair in your near future. It's quite a common scenario. But as CarMD found in an annual assessment of repairs and issues related to check-engine... read more

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2012 Toyota Prius C

2012 Auto Reliability Survey: Cadillac Climbs, Ford Falls

The results of Consumer Reports' 2012 Annual Auto Reliability Survey are a mixed bag for automakers in the U.S. and Europe. However, Asian brands -- especially those from... read more October 30, 2012 by  1


 
2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid

Toyota Snags Five Top Spots In Consumer Reports’ 2012 Top Picks

While Consumer Reports named Subaru as the “best overall automaker” in the magazine’s 2012 Top Picks list, it was Toyota that came out with five of the 10... read more February 28, 2012 by  0


 
2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Ford Slides, As Jeep Gains Traction As Most Reliable Domestic Brand

Ford has taken a significant tumble in reliability due to some of its latest vehicle technologies, while Jeep is now the most reliable domestic brand, according to the latest... read more October 25, 2011 by  4


 
Million Mile Joe and his 1990 Honda Accord. Image: Honda

A Million Miles, Fifteen Years And A Honda Accord

The average American driver racks up 13,476 miles per year on their odometer. That makes “Million-Mile” Joe, of Norway, Maine, well above average; Joe has... read more June 16, 2011 by  4


 
scrap heap

Will Auto Sales Stay Lower Because Better Cars Last Longer?

As most sentient consumers know, the car market fell off the cliff in 2009 and is only now starting to recover--slowly, haltingly, painfully. It may take several years to... read more March 30, 2011 by  3


 
2008 Lincoln MKZ

J.D. Power: Lexus, Lincoln—And Porsche 911—Found Most Trouble-Free

Looking back three years, Toyota has the most dependable vehicles, while Ford and GM again showed that many domestic-brand vehicles are far less trouble-prone than average... read more March 17, 2011 by  4


 
2010 Cadillac SRX

J.D. Power: Fewer Shoppers Avoiding Domestics For Reliability

For Chevrolet, Ford, Kia, and Hyundai, among several other domestic and Korean brands, it looks like perceptions are finally catching up with reality. According to J.D. Power... read more December 14, 2010 by  2


 
2010 Porsche Boxster Spyder

Consumer Reports: GM Improves, Japanese Lead in Reliability

According to its latest survey of more than 1.3 million vehicles owned by readers, Consumer Reports says Toyota and Honda still build the most reliable cars sold in the U.S... read more October 26, 2010 by  0


 
2011 Kia Optima

Can Kia Catch Up With Hyundai In Quality, Reliability?

Kia is on track to set an all-time sales record in the U.S. this year, beating its previous 305,000 sales, and it's no surprise how: lots and lots of product. Over the past... read more September 29, 2010 by  3


 
2011 Volkswagen Phaeton

Flagship Volkswagen Phaeton Coming Back To The U.S.

Top Volkswagen officials in Europe have confirmed that the next-generation version of the Phaeton large luxury sedan will return to the U.S. Although a facelifted version of... read more August 19, 2010 by  2


 
2007 Cadillac DTS

American Brands Shine In J.D. Power Dependability Survey

No, buying American won't get you an undependable disaster-on-wheels; in fact, it's likely to get you a more reliable, trouble-free car. In the latest proof of this, from... read more March 18, 2010 by  9


 
2010 Subaru Outback

Honda And Subaru Lead Consumer Reports' Honor Roll For 2010

Subaru (TSE: 7270) and Honda (NYSE: HMC) are tied for the number one spot from Consumer Reports this year, based on the average of its vehicles' overall road-test scores and... read more February 24, 2010 by  1


 
2010 Lexus LS 460 L

Consumer Reports' 2010 Top Picks...And How TCC Rates Them

Consumer Reports, the widely respected magazine from the non-profit Consumers Union, has published their annual list of Top Picks, and although Toyota might be maligned in... read more February 23, 2010 by  2


 
2010 Honda Civic Si Coupe

Ford Gaining On Honda And Toyota In Perceived Quality

Among mainstream brands, consumers still rate Honda and Toyota highest in quality—whether that is or isn't the case on actual quality surveys. But Ford is quickly gaining... read more November 23, 2009 by  1


 
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