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2006 initial quality rankings

Nameplate Problems per 100 vehicles Nameplate Problems per 100 vehicles

Porsche 91
Lexus 93
Hyundai 102
Toyota 106
Jaguar 109
Honda 110
Cadillac 117
Infiniti 117
GMC 119
Acura 120
Chrysler 120
Lincoln 121
Nissan 121
Chevrolet 124

Industry average 124

Ford 127
Mercury 129
Saturn 129
Audi 130
Dodge 132
Pontiac 133
Volvo 133
Buick 134
Mitsubishi 135
Kia 136
Mercedes-Benz 139
Scion 140
BMW 142
Subaru 146
Mazda 150
Mini 150
Jeep 153
Saab 163
Suzuki 169
Hummer 171
Volkswagen 171
Isuzu 191
Land Rover 204

Source: J.D. Power and Associates
 

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Hmmmmmm Chrysler tied with Acura, hmmmmmm.
 

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remember, that's just initial quality.

It's how a car stands up over the long haul that really counts.
 

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Yeah, I know
 

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boltuprite said:
remember, that's just initial quality.

It's how a car stands up over the long haul that really counts.

Thats were Chrysler,ford and G.M. fall on their face.


4 year old Honda is getting top dollar. Four year old Chrsler is junk.
 

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moparman said:
Hyundai topped Toyota. I still wouldn't buy one but who would have thunk it ?
Wow, didn't notice that.....good eyes. The thing I find though is that there are so many neat little computer controlled things on my car, and on my dad's Toyota, there's nothing......therefore nothing to go wrong.
 

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yeah, big diff in re-sale value.

2000 Intrepid ES sold for $24,000.00 (Canadian)
today, would be lucky to get $4000.00 on a trade-in

2000 Honda Civic, sold for around $17,000.00
today, could probably fetch around $10,000,00 for it.

Chryslers, Fords and GM's all depreciate way faster than Toyotas or Hondas.
 

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Yup.. a little over 2 years into my 5-year loan on my Accord.. which included $5K in negative equity from my 2000 Intrepid.. and I'm $1200 away from breaking even on the loan (getting enough on trade-in to pay off the loan).
 

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Other than oil changes and tire rotations, I took my Accord into the dealer for service once.. to have the serpentine belt changed (under warranty) because it was a little stretched and would make a faint squeak briefly on damp mornings.
 

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alderran said:
No it doesn't I have a 2yr old Honda Odyssey with 30K miles that has not had one single thing wrong with it. Never been to the dealer other than for oil changes.
Well i'd hope so, Honda doesn't really suck just the ricer kids that think no car is better than a Honda.
 

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moparman said:
Hyundai topped Toyota. I still wouldn't buy one but who would have thunk it ?
The Hyundai plant here in Montgomery (where they build the Sonata) had their annual employee appreciation day this past Saturday. All employees were allowed to bring a few relatives to enjoy the festivities and go on self-guided tours of the general assembly and engine-building areas. It was a very neat place, to say the least. It is also going to be on Modern Marvels a couple of times this month. If anybody gets a chance, check it out. The quality of the Sonata and Azera is really top-notch.
 

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Initial quality ratings don't provide any REAL data. Conditions per 100 in comparison without rating the severity / cost of the condition are useless. If my car blew an engine it would register the same 1c/100 as someone with a squeaky fan belt.

Cost per condition (averaged) X c/100 is more indicative of initial quality but you'll never see JD Power with that kind of info. Then there's a whack of probability studies and indexes (customer dis-satisfaction/loss of function) to mash out where you really sit. Oh, don't forget dealer fraud. That can push your (perceived) warranty through the roof. I'm sure the Porsche / BMW service guys aren't as willing to pad their pockets at the expense of the golden goose.

Yes, just venting... I was a DCX warranty champ for '98 & '99. I got to understand the system all too well.
 

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boltuprite said:
yeah, big diff in re-sale value.

2000 Intrepid ES sold for $24,000.00 (Canadian)
today, would be lucky to get $4000.00 on a trade-in

2000 Honda Civic, sold for around $17,000.00
today, could probably fetch around $10,000,00 for it.

Chryslers, Fords and GM's all depreciate way faster than Toyotas or Hondas.

I have a client and she had a 2001 Civic. She was looking for a new Civic. The salesperson gave her a good offer and told her to try and sell it herself. If she couldn't the delared would still give her the original offer. She put the car in the paper and when she got home had about 10 messages. The first guy who came out offered her $1000.00 morethan she was asking. She ended up getting $11,500.00 for a car she paid $16,500 in 2001. Not bad. My wife PT cruiser sold for $6500.00 and we paid $21000.00 in 2001.
 
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