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Comments: Consumer Reports/JD Power Rankings

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  • tidestertidester Posts: 10,110
    It looks like the topic is active again. :)

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  • andres3andres3 CAPosts: 5,325
    To compare CR to JD is like comparing an eagle to a worm.

    CR is valuable, accurate, honest, and unbiased. JD is an advertisement bought, paid, and controlled by the manufacturers. It is completely rigged, and only looks at short term quality.
  • mickeyrommickeyrom Posts: 936
    Different taste for different folks. I think it's a matter of opinion.
  • smarty666smarty666 Posts: 1,503
    People forget one thing with CR though, when you look at the reliability history charts they have for each car, that is only a rough estimate as to the chances of you getting a problem free vehicle from that year. Just because it has a full red circle of says better than avg or much above avg reliability does not mean that if you buy that car used from that year, that you won't get that 1 or 2 cars out of a 100 that manufacturer produced that was a lemon or full a problems!

    All those numbers mean what years you have a better CHANCE of buying a used vehicle that won't have problems! Doesn't mean you won't or that you won't be the unlucky one that gets a used car from that year that is in the shop all the time either!

    What really bothers me is, people come on this thread and others on edmunds, trash talking CR about how, oh there ratings and recommendations were completely wrong and I got a bad car when they said it should be good and CR is crappy, wrong, biased, etc etc!

    Get a clue people, a recommendation is a guess or estimate of the avg by CR , it is not a certainty for no problems and people forget this and then whine and throw fits when things go wrong. People's expectations are too high! Your always taking a chance when buying a used car, no matter what CR or anyone else says!
  • andres3andres3 CAPosts: 5,325
    and it has everything to do with overall general poor quality.
  • andres3andres3 CAPosts: 5,325
    that I've never read a publication as honest as CR. Meaning I never have read so much negativity in any other publication. Other magazines coddle and baby the industry, and CR tells it like it is.

    If someone was selling junk, they got a very poor review. I think this is what angers the CR haters. They don't hold back.
  • steverstever YooperlandPosts: 39,936

    "About two-thirds of the problems in this year’s IQS are what Power calls design problems — anything from poor voice recognition to rough-shifting transmissions and bad fuel economy. Power is reworking its long-term dependability study of three-year-old cars to reflect the same factors.

    “These are things the consumer cares about,” Sargent said. Vehicles “breaking down is not the differentiator anymore. Controls, voice recognition, navigation systems and using the phone are the things that either please customers or drive them nuts.”

    Mark Phelan: Do good auto quality scores produce sales and profits? (Detroit Free Press)

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