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Reliability Ups and Downs
By CHRIS WOODYARD AND JAMES R. HEALEY

Good Bets for Reliability

Here are a few of the Good Bets for reliability as chosen by Consumer Reports:

Acura MDX
Honda Accord
Infiniti G35
Scion xB
Toyota Camry
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Consumer Reports magazine's April auto issue, coming next week, is a guide for millions of auto shoppers.

Toyota's vaunted Lexus luxury brand has fallen from first to fifth in Consumer Reports magazine's annual predicted reliability survey. Other luxury brands took worse drubbings. The automaker's Toyota brand and its youth-oriented Scion brand are in the top three along with Honda and its Acura, the magazine says in its April auto issue, on sale next week.

Mercedes-Benz was last among 36 brands. Other luxury brands at the bottom: Land Rover, Hummer and Jaguar.

The magazine, operated by the non-profit Consumers Union, bases the reliability rankings on responses from 965,000 subscribers covering 1.3 million vehicles. The auto issue also includes the magazine's ratings of vehicles based on its own testing.

Some luxury brands improved: Nissan's Infiniti, Volkswagen's Audi, Ford Motor's Lincoln; Honda's Acura.

David Champion, the magazine's director of automotive testing, blamed one model for Lexus' fall, the midsize GS that was redesigned last year. He said the car had problems in three areas -- body integrity, defined as rattles or poorly fitting panels; body hardware, such as locks and trunk mechanisms; and the sound system.

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Reliability Ups and Downs
By CHRIS WOODYARD AND JAMES R. HEALEY

Good Bets for Reliability

Here are a few of the Good Bets for reliability as chosen by Consumer Reports:

Acura MDX
Honda Accord
Infiniti G35
Scion xB
Toyota Camry
Subaru Outback
See the Complete List
Consumer Reports magazine's April auto issue, coming next week, is a guide for millions of auto shoppers.

Toyota's vaunted Lexus luxury brand has fallen from first to fifth in Consumer Reports magazine's annual predicted reliability survey. Other luxury brands took worse drubbings. The automaker's Toyota brand and its youth-oriented Scion brand are in the top three along with Honda and its Acura, the magazine says in its April auto issue, on sale next week.

Mercedes-Benz was last among 36 brands. Other luxury brands at the bottom: Land Rover, Hummer and Jaguar.

The magazine, operated by the non-profit Consumers Union, bases the reliability rankings on responses from 965,000 subscribers covering 1.3 million vehicles. The auto issue also includes the magazine's ratings of vehicles based on its own testing.

Some luxury brands improved: Nissan's Infiniti, Volkswagen's Audi, Ford Motor's Lincoln; Honda's Acura.

David Champion, the magazine's director of automotive testing, blamed one model for Lexus' fall, the midsize GS that was redesigned last year. He said the car had problems in three areas -- body integrity, defined as rattles or poorly fitting panels; body hardware, such as locks and trunk mechanisms; and the sound system.

Scion.........heh heh....You kill me man.

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Mercedes-Benz was last among 36 brands. Other luxury brands at the bottom: Land Rover, Hummer and Jaguar.

^^^^^^^^^SCION.....sign-on.....sine on THAT! Post mid 1990's Benz suck hind mammary gland. An Outback and a G35? To think some people continue to buy the new shit is unfathomable. Mercedes......as we once knew it.....sucks canine testicles....PERIOD!

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Fuck yourself! The ML has been flawless.

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Never had any real problems with any of my new mercedes since 1994. Niggles, that would be true, but nothing to keep me from buying another benz. All new cars suffer from too much plastic which ages faster than metal under most circumstances.
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Your Mommy's car? You don't own shit and you have admitted it. I didn't conduct the survey nor did I participate. The only few people who will defend the late models are those who won't admit a financial mistake.

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Your Mommy's car? You don't own shit and you have admitted it. I didn't conduct the survey nor did I participate. The only few people who will defend the late models are those who won't admit a financial mistake.
You and I both know that's not the whole story. To be honest, the CR report has some truth to it, but I don't like CR very much to begin with anyway.

http://www.benzworld.org/forums/gene...ml#post2260765

Way too many variables to come to the conclusion that MB is shit...but then again, those that have problems are usually more outspoken than those that are happy with their cars.

I know if it were me, and I received one of these surveys, and the car has been perfect, I'd just toss it aside since it would be a waste of my time. Now if the car were a POS, then I'd try to make a point to the rest of the world and complete the survey and send it in. Get what I'm saying?

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