Half Of All New Car Buyers Choose Four Cylinder Engines

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Half Of All New Car Buyers Choose Four Cylinder Engines
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A new report by J.D. Power and Associates claims that 49% of American car buyers opted for four-cylinder powertrains in cars and light-trucks purchased during the month of April. Concerns over fuel economy and gas prices helped spark a trend in consumers picking the smaller engines in the first quarter of 2010, with 46.5% choosing… 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...

Hyundai Genesis Tops BMW 5 Series, Jaguar XF in J.D. Power APEAL Study

Hyundai Genesis Tops BMW 5 Series, Jaguar XF in J.D. Power APEAL Study
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Each year J.D. Power & Associates does a study that examines the most appealing cars to consumers and this year there is one big surprise. The Hyundai Genesis sedan topped the BMW 5 Series and Jaguar XF in the mid-sized luxury segment for the 2009 Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) Study. The APEAL Study… Continue Reading...

U.K. Vehicle Satisfaction Survey Rates Fiat Last, Just Below Chrysler

U.K. Vehicle Satisfaction Survey Rates Fiat Last, Just Below Chrysler
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A new survey out of the U.K. by J.D. Power & Associated in association with automotive resource What Car? might be great new for Lexus… but it’s quite the opposite for both Chrysler and its new bosses at Fiat. The Vehicle Ownership Satisfaction Study (VOSS) lets owners of three year old cars rate those vehicles… Continue Reading...

Lexus Loses Reliability Crown: Jaguar & Buick Share Top Spot

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Lexus Loses Reliability Crown: Jaguar & Buick Share Top Spot
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For the first time in 15 years Lexus is not the most dependable brand according to J.D. Power & Associates. The torch has instead been passed on to luxury competitor Jaguar as well as to GM’s Buick brand. Both Buick and Jaguar came from well behind in the pack to eclipse Lexus in the J.D…. Continue Reading...

Jaguar #1 in Sales Satisfaction, says J.D. Power

Jaguar #1 in Sales Satisfaction, says J.D. Power
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Jaguar has once again been awarded the top spot in the J.D. Power & Associates Sales Satisfaction Index (SSI) Study. After missing out for 2007, Jaguar’s return to the top of the list is the company’s fourth first-pace ranking in the past five years. The Study, which has been run by J.D. Power for the… Continue Reading...
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