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J.D. Powers 'Vehicle Dependability' study says U.S. automakers are closing the gap with imports

GasBuddy Blog -- The long-term dependability of three-year-old models has improved year-over-year, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2013 U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study.

The study, now in its 24th year, measures problems experienced during the past 12 months by original owners of three-year-old vehicles (those that were introduced for the 2010 model year). Overall dependability is determined by the number of problems experienced per 100 vehicles (PP100), with a lower score reflecting higher quality.

In 2013, the dependability of models that were new or substantially redesigned for the 2010 model year averages 116 PP100, compared with 133 PP100 for models that were unchanged from the 2009 model-year--also referred to as carryover...


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phpearso
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2013 4:05:19 PM

Anyone who cares about the economy already knows this!

Now many foreign products of all kinds cost more than American made....check it out.
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phpearso
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 3:51:12 PM

Funny how long it takes to hear the good about "Made In America!!!!!
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flatcreek
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2013 7:59:27 AM

Guess Detroit is taking out the internal combusion engine and installing big rubber bands like the rice-burner's use.
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 5:08:47 PM

used only
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 3:39:19 PM

Good!
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 3:37:58 PM

Old news
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 2:26:34 PM

I never buy new.
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 11:17:30 AM

This is good to know.
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matthwbar
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 10:34:53 AM

Very good news...
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 10:30:23 AM

Old news.
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CPGas1815
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 10:17:16 AM

Yes U.S. auto makers are closing the gap with imports but the cost of these vehicles are way to expensive for many struggling consumers such as I.
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okgasbud
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 10:05:00 AM

I agree, I have always driven Toyota, but my colleague just bought a Ford Fusion against my recommendations, and I was floored by the fit and finish. US car makers must be realizing the need to step-up to the foreign competition...and frankly the "foreign" competition isn't so foreign anymore, and visa-versa. For example, we drove a Dodge Caravan for 12 years that was built in Canada...and now drive two "foreign" cars, both built in the good old U.S. of A. Perhaps the boys in Detroit are taking better notes on those shop tours of US-based foreign auto manufacturing plants.
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 9:54:39 AM

Old news.
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 9:53:49 AM

I used to drive only GM and I always had problems. Now I'm in Fords and I never need a thing.
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salyersgreg
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 9:51:49 AM

I agree with train rider, Fords are better made & yes they did not need a bail out. They are also from the same state I live at.
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Whatever!!!!
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This has been posted before.
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 9:48:22 AM

Good for US
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 9:46:32 AM

I'd never buy new!
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 9:46:21 AM

Old news
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 9:37:21 AM

okay, whatever
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 9:37:12 AM

and the prices go higher and higher. U.S. cars are nothing but disposable
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 9:36:51 AM

Good news
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 9:34:49 AM

At the cost of engine power and disposable bodies.
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 9:34:26 AM

MY Focus still runs well.
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 9:34:03 AM

JD Powers boo
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 9:33:20 AM

Sitting here on the side of a frozen highway in my Dodge Ram with a broken trans. Only thing I have to say is Thank God for my dealer who works diligently on my behalf....
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 9:30:43 AM

Ford is doing the best and they didn't have Obama to bail them out.
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 9:30:06 AM

Good.
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 9:27:16 AM

Old story should be removed after 24 hrs.
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 9:27:09 AM

OK
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 9:25:01 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 9:23:59 AM

Good news at last
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 9:21:27 AM

Detroit is finally listening to consumers and making what we want?
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 9:20:21 AM

time will tell
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pagenutt
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 9:19:24 AM

3 year study. Why not a 10-15 year?
Who gets a new car every 3 years? NOT ME!
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 9:18:30 AM

This is a repeat
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 9:18:11 AM

Why was there a "gap" to begin with?
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 9:16:59 AM

Good to hear. Still won't buy a GM or Chrysler product since they took a taxpayer bailout.
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 9:16:38 AM

Yesterday's news.
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 9:15:17 AM

OLD BUT GOOD
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 9:15:15 AM

good stuff
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 9:13:41 AM

LtRTH has a good question
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 9:13:21 AM

old news
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 9:13:03 AM

J.D. Power and Associates just conducts opinion polls.
Not accurate.
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 9:12:06 AM

need a 5 year study since that is the normal length of the loan on the car.
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 9:09:57 AM

hmmm...
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 9:09:10 AM

Thanks for the information.
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 9:07:35 AM

old news
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 9:06:34 AM

Are foreign cars built in the US counted as American made or foreign made?
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