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Vehicle quality rankings for 2008

Vehicle quality rankings for 2008Annual J.D. Power initial quality rankings by vehicle brand for defects and design issues in 2008 new vehicles:

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Auto quality rises, but new models hit some bumps -

Don't believe everything you think

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Quality ratings for a 6 month vehicle is a bunch of ........
After 3 - 5 - 10 yrs has some meaning.
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I love the BMW below KIA. Had one as a rental in Florida on our way from Naples to Orlando at 95mph on the free way, The KIA Spectra lost the rubber around the windshield. My wife took a picture of the thing flapping in the breeze. The funny thing is my sister had a KIA when they first came out and It happened to her car back then. After how many years they still have not fixed the problem.

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I don't think JD Power quality rankings matter one bit. I've been in a Kia and a BMW - totally different feels. The doors on a kia feel hollow and cheap. Lots of plastic as well. The car feels like it is - cheap. The only reason they are more reliable is because they are much more simple - they don't have all the features that can break on a Beemer. Either way, quality is not the same thing as reliability....

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there is also the tricky issue of satisfaction against expectations, ie. the more one pays the higher ones expections
hence MB and BMw get a harder time, than say Skoda.
Local word here is that for long term reliability / lack of electrical glitchs.
buy a Honda
Toyata has slipped into second place
Subaru may be very very well engineered but with no diesel engined offering until very recent they are not in the running.
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Wonder how these people would view the quality of their purchase................

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