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Old 02-05-2013, 09:06 AM   #1
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Itís 2013, but stereotypes of American vehicles from the Ď70s still linger in the automotive industry, with buyers wondering if domestic cars can ever be as reliable as imports.

Over the past six years, annual report cards from Consumer Reports indicate that domestic automakers are sitting among the bottom of the pack in terms of reliability and satisfaction ratings. Out of a score of 100, the big three domestic automakers average a score of just 55.7. Individually, Ford ranks the highest, with an unimpressive average score of 63.1 over the same time period, with GM averaging 56.1 and Chrysler averaging a simply abysmal 48.

J.D. Power also shows that a number of domestic automakers have below the industry average numbers in regards to problems per 100 vehicles. Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram are the worst according to the 2012 J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability study, with GMC and Chevrolet also performing below the industry average.

Additionally, cars from these manufacturers donít get the nod from Consumer Reports, with the percentage of recommended vehicles per year often dipping below 50%. Itís a little worrying when Chrysler as a whole, had 0 cars recommended in 2009.
AutoGuide.com looks into why ratings of domestic cars are so low, and if that matters to consumers. Read more at AutoGuide.com
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Old 02-05-2013, 05:47 PM   #2
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......no and no....job security...
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Are American Cars Reliable, And Does it Even Matter?

......no and no....job security...
in the last 20 years I've owned 6 American cars, three went over 175,000 (two of those I still own) one went 100,000 before being totaled in an accident, one went 25,000 miles without an oil change(wife's car, no idiot light that said "Change the Damn Oil") and the last one is 66,000 miles and still being driven as my weekend toy.

That's 2/3's reliable and the other 1/3 was operator error.

I'll definitely buy American again, and again, and again.....
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