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Every car company kisses the **** of J D Powers... How can consumers be so stupid to believe in Motor Trend and JD Powers? Car companies pay these organizations for reviews... What a joke! When I buy a car, I go look at them and form my own opinion. My Dad owned a car dealership. All people in the car business know this is true... Don't be one of the mindless heard and believe these organizations. The only way to buy a car is to GO LOOK AT THEM...
It is like Car Fax... Consumers think it shows ALL vehicle history... I have news for you, it doesn't. There are more mechanics and repair shops that DO NOT report to Car Fax than there are that do. If you want to see if a car has been in an accident, look at the factory bolts, have they been wrenched? Educate yourself, used cars are a risk and only YOU can protect yourself. Spend 5 minutes on the internet researching how to protect yourself against used car fraud and you will save yourself thousands...
Here is to Japanese quality:
2007 Honda Odyssey:
Nav system replaced at 34k miles
First set of tires wore out in 36k miles
Heat shield replaced in 60k miles
Climate control backlight bulbs fused in 60k miles
Heated seat backlight indicator bulb fused in 60 miles.
License plate light bulb fused in 60k miles.
Glove box damper broke in 60k miles (glove box is not even opened at all).
Battery died at 63k miles.
Second set of tires wore out in 66k miles.
Cruise control stopped working at 67k miles
These problems are in addition to all the routine maintenace items. In 67k miles, total spent in routine maintenance and repairs: $4093, miles 67k. $2.24/day in maintenance.
2006 Toyota Corolla:
Brake callipers siezed causing premature wear of brake pads at 46k miles. Cost to repair $650.
If anyone calls this quality, they do not know the meaning of word of quality, be it Edmunds, Consumer Reports, JD Power, NHTSA ro whatever they choose to call themself. How do these agencies judge quality? First 90 days of ownership? That is a joke.
1998 Dodge Caravan:
Traded-in at 98k miles, no problems other than routine maintenance.
Toyota - [toy-Yo-TAH]
A Japanese automobile manufacturer whose ultimate goal is to destroy every last trace of the American automotive industry through paying off news media and shady, under-the-table business practice. However, their arrogance is going to their heads (a la GM and Ford circa 1975) and now quality is starting to slip and Toyota's design is getting uglier by the day. Lexus IS300s in China are being recalled because of the possibility of an engine explosion. But like the good sheep we Americans are, we continue to buy Toyota Camrys in droves because we read Consumer Reports and believe their (biased) opinion.
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