Top 10 Automotive Stories of 2012

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Top 10 Automotive Stories of 2012
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With a heavy heart the staff of AutoGuide.com say goodbye to 2012, along with its triumphs and tragedies. We await the New Year with open arms, and welcome its promise of a better world. According to the Chinese zodiac, 2012 was a year of the dragon, and it proved to be the stuff of legend,… Continue Reading...

Lexus tops J.D. Power Quality Study, Infotainment Systems Decline Overall

Lexus tops J.D. Power Quality Study, Infotainment Systems Decline Overall
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Lexus is taking top honors for the second year running in J.D. Power and Associates’ “Initial Quality Study,” though second place is shared between Jaguar and Porsche for a marginally-worse score. Continue Reading...

U.S. Buyers Now Prefer Compacts Over Mid-Size Cars

U.S. Buyers Now Prefer Compacts Over Mid-Size Cars
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The current state of economy and the ever rising price of fuel is changing car buying habits in American households. Where once mid-size sedans like the Honda Accord and the Toyota Camry ruled, those spots are now being replaced by smaller cars like the Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla and Hyundai Elantra (above). Consumer survey specialists… Continue Reading...

Owners of Foreign Brand Vehicles Most Loyal Return Customers

Owners of Foreign Brand Vehicles Most Loyal Return Customers
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When it comes to retaining customers, there’s some reason for domestic automakers to celebrate about 2010. According to a recent J.D. Power Customer Retention survey, a total of 69 percent of those who own a vehicle from one of the big three, said they’ll go back and buy domestic when the time comes to get… Continue Reading...

Ford and Honda Top J.D. Power’s 2010 Customer Retention Study

Ford and Honda Top J.D. Power’s 2010 Customer Retention Study
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Automakers know how important customer loyalty is to the success of their companies. That’s why the good ones concentrate not only on making a safe and reliable vehicle, but one that’s fun to drive as well, and then back it up with great service. And J.D. Power is on top of which automakers are doing… Continue Reading...

Porsche, Lincoln and Buick Top J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study

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Porsche, Lincoln and Buick Top J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study
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J.D. Power has just released its Vehicle Dependability (VDS) Study for 2010, giving the top spot to Porsche, followed closely by Lincoln and Buick. Only one of the three, Buick, was on the podium last year, but has dropped from first to third. Also of significance is the continued slide by Lexus, which finds itself… Continue Reading...