Lexus, Mercury and Cadillac Top New J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability…

J.D. Power & Associates has again released its annual Vehicle Dependability Study, measuring problems experienced by original owners of 3-year-old vehicles; in this case, 2005 model year vehicles. No surprises at the very top, as Lexus leads the pack for a 14th straight year, but two domestic brands — Mercury and… » 8/07/08 9:20am 8/07/08 9:20am

Ford Wins Big, Mercedes Improves in Initial Quality Study

The powers that be J.D.Power say FoMoCo's breached the top three in its Initial Quality study, and Mercedes is the most improved automaker of all. The study is fielded each year to determine which cars record the fewest problems in the first 90 days of ownership. Ford large's Lincoln brand reached all the way up to… » 6/06/07 2:38pm 6/06/07 2:38pm

Japanese Clobber European Brands in Reliability, Sez Consumer Reports

European makes are completely absent from the "best" column of the Consumer Reports latest reliability survey, which Japanese carmakers have practically annexed as their own sovereign nation. Among sedans, for example, Toyota/Lexus and Honda dominate the "most reliable" list, while Mercedes and BMW sport two entries each… » 11/16/05 7:56am 11/16/05 7:56am