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08-09-2007, 02:44 PM
Buick and Lexus Brands Tie for Highest Rank in Vehicle Dependability

Strong Dependability Levels Can Elevate Residual Value and Purchase Price of Used Vehicles
August 09, 2007: 07:00 AM EST
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<!--Start Body-->WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., Aug. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Buick ties with Lexus to rank highest among nameplates in vehicle dependability -- marking the first time in 12 years that another brand ties with Lexus for the highest-rank position, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2007 Vehicle Dependability Study(SM) (VDS) released today.

LINK to CNN (http://money.cnn.com/news/newsfeeds/articles/prnewswire/LATH02109082007-1.htm)

08-09-2007, 02:55 PM
The #'s are simply impressive for GM. With new found quality at Ford, this study is going to look somewhat different in a few Years.
Ford and GM will be up there
2007 Nameplate Ranking
Problems per 100 Vehicles

Buick 145
Lexus 145
Cadillac 162
Mercury 168
Honda 169
Toyota 178
BMW 182
Lincoln 182
Subaru 192
Oldsmobile 196
Jaguar 197
Acura 207
Mercedes-Benz 212
Infiniti 215
Industry Average 216
Jeep 219
Pontiac 220
Scion 220
Ford 221
GMC 222
Chevrolet 226
Hyundai 228
Mitsubishi 228
Volvo 230
Audi 234
Dodge 236
MINI 247
Chrysler 249
Porsche 252
Nissan 274
Saturn 274
Kia 288
Mazda 289
Volkswagen 298
Saab 319
Isuzu 322
Suzuki 324
Land Rover 398
Top Three Models per Segment
Car Segments

Sub-Compact Car
Highest Ranked: Scion xA
Hyundai Accent
Chevrolet Aveo

Compact Car
Highest Ranked: Honda Civic
Toyota Prius
Toyota Corolla

Compact Sporty Car
Highest Ranked: Mazda Miata
Mitsubishi Lancer/Lancer Sportback
Toyota Celica

Midsize Sporty Car
Highest Ranked:
Chevrolet SSR (tie)
Ford Mustang (tie)
Toyota Solara

Midsize Car
Highest Ranked: Buick Century
Buick Regal
Mercury Sable

Large Car
Highest Ranked: Ford Crown Victoria
Mercury Grand Marquis
Buick Park Avenue

Compact Premium Sporty Car
Highest Ranked: Honda S2000
Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class

Entry Premium Car
Highest Ranked: Infiniti I35
Cadillac CTS
Lexus IS 300/IS 300 SportCross

Midsize Premium Car
Highest Ranked: Lexus GS 300/GS 430
Acura RL
Lexus ES 330

Large Premium Car
Highest Ranked: Lexus LS 430
Lincoln Town Car
Cadillac DeVille

Premium Sporty Car
Highest Ranked: Lexus SC 430
Ford Thunderbird
Chevrolet Corvette

NOTE: Models with multiple trim levels are combined for ranking purposes.

Top Three Models per Segment
Truck / Multi-Activity Vehicle (MAV) Segments

Compact MAV
Highest Ranked: Toyota RAV4
Honda CR-V
Honda Element

Midsize MAV
Highest Ranked: Oldsmobile Bravada
Buick Rainier
Toyota 4Runner

Large MAV
Highest Ranked: Toyota Sequoia
GMC Yukon
Chevrolet Suburban

Large Pickup
Highest Ranked: Toyota Tundra
Ford F-150 Heritage/F-150 Lightning
Ford F-150 LD

Midsize Pickup
Highest Ranked: Toyota Tacoma
Ford Ranger
Mazda B-Series

Highest Ranked: Oldsmobile Silhouette
Mercury Monterey
Honda Odyssey

Midsize Premium MAV
Highest Ranked: Lexus GX 470
Lexus RX 300
Infiniti FX-Series

Large Premium MAV
Highest Ranked: Lexus LX 470
Toyota Land Cruiser
Cadillac Escalade EXT

NOTE: Models with multiple trim levels are combined for ranking purposes.

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Neal Oddes

08-09-2007, 05:48 PM
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB118665988543692905.html?mod=AutosChannelMain_Rev iew

The Quality argument for imports is dissapearing fast!!!:D

08-09-2007, 06:01 PM
crossreference: 2006 via Autoblog (http://www.autoblog.com/2006/08/09/j-d-power-dependability-results-are-out/)

08-09-2007, 06:06 PM
I love Buicks.
If I did not work for Ford, and wanted entry level luxury, Buick would be my choice.