Common Cents features a very interesting report from J.D. Power and Associates reflecting the quality and reliability of automobiles in America. The report shows that American cars are doing quite well, occupying three of the top five slots. Interestingly enough, Volkswagen, which has a reputation for sound engineering, came in second to last.
Common Cent’s own study of the chart shows that 3 of the top 5 nameplates are Domestic (Buick, Lincoln and Mercury) and six Domestic Brands exceed the industry average in quality.
On the other end of the scale, the lowest ranked cars is very revealing. The worst three brands were Imports (Land Rover, Suzuki and Volkswagen) and 7 of the 8 (82.5%) of the worst cars made are imports! When was the last time your heard that? I guess the State Run Media conveniently forgets to mention good news.
And for the first time in 10 years the most dependable car, the highest quality car available is a Domestic, the Cadillac DTS with just 76 problems per 100 cars! Have you heard this – the Highest Quality Car available is an American Car???