Ford Reliability: Is Quality Still ‘Job 1?’

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Ford Reliability: Is Quality Still ‘Job 1?’
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Six of the Top 10 Least Reliable Cars and Trucks on the road are Ford products. At least, that’s according to data provided by Consumer Reports, a non-profit organization that tests everything from toasters to homeowner’s insurance. This lopsided result has raised a lot of questions, like: Are Blue-Oval vehicles really that troublesome or is… Continue Reading...

Top 10 Least Reliable Cars and Trucks

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Top 10 Least Reliable Cars and Trucks
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Since its founding in 1936, Consumer Reports has become the go-to source for shoppers. From new refrigerators to bottles of wine, Blue-ray players to homeowner’s insurance, if it’s on the market it’s likely the non-profit organization has scientifically tested it. Of course the consumer watchdog is probably most famous for its vehicle reliability ratings. Continue Reading...

Consumer Reports Blasts Honda Civic Hybrid Reliability

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Consumer Reports Blasts Honda Civic Hybrid Reliability
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Hybrid vehicles are considered a risky long-term purchase by some, with unknown reliability of hybrid batteries and worries of possible replacement costs. While those fears may be exaggerated, Consumer Reports has found some damning evidence on one particular model: the Honda Civic Hybrid. Continue Reading...

Mercedes GL350 BlueTec Stumbles in Emergency Handling Test: Consumer Reports

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Consumer Reports recently put the redesigned 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL 350 BlueTec to the test and found its emergency-handling performance concerning. Continue Reading...

Are American Cars Reliable, And Does it Even Matter?

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Are American Cars Reliable, And Does it Even Matter?
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It’s 2013, but stereotypes of American vehicles from the ‘70s still linger in the automotive industry, with buyers wondering if domestic cars can ever be as reliable as imports. Continue Reading...

Cadillac CUE Flawed, Not to Point of Failure: Consumer Reports

Cadillac CUE Flawed, Not to Point of Failure: Consumer Reports
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Generally regarded as an unbiased product information source, Consumer Reports criticized Cadillac’s CUE infotainment system in its critique of the new XTS sedan, which missed out on a “recommended” score, but why?  Continue Reading...

Camaro, Mustang, Challenger Having an ‘Off Year’

Camaro, Mustang, Challenger Having an ‘Off Year’
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 You might want to think twice about buying a new muscle car from Dodge, Chevrolet or Ford this year. Continue Reading...

Top 10 Most Reliable American Cars List Dominated by GM: Consumer Reports

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Top 10 Most Reliable American Cars List Dominated by GM: Consumer Reports
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In the battle of the ‘big three’, General Motors is proving to have the most reliable vehicles. Continue Reading...

Turbocharged Cars Don’t Live Up to Fuel-Economy Hype Says Consumer Reports

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Turbocharged Cars Don’t Live Up to Fuel-Economy Hype Says Consumer Reports
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Vehicle quality was not the only thing making news when Consumer Reports unveiled the results of its latest reliability study in Detroit earlier this week. Amongst the issues highlighted by the consumer publication were real world fuel economy and forced induction engine technology. Continue Reading...

Consumer Reports’ Latest Survey Shows More of the Same and a Few BIG Surprises

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Consumer Reports’ Latest Survey Shows More of the Same and a Few BIG Surprises
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The numbers have been tallied and the data compiled in Consumer Reports’ latest Auto Reliability Survey. Toyota has a lot to be happy about but Ford has taken a tumble. Continue Reading...