2008 Vehicle Dependability Study Chowchilla CA

Fortunately for used-car shoppers, finding a quality used vehicle is getting easier each year. Vehicle history reports, manufacturer certified pre-owned vehicle programs and third-party quality ratings such as those available on JDPower.com can take a lot of the guesswork out of buying a used car or truck.

Vintage Buick Pontiac Cadillac
(559) 674-0011
100 E 6th Street
Madera, CA
Services
Fuel Injection Repair,Radiator Repair,Tune up Repair,Auto Dealers,Used Car Dealer

Westoaks Chrysler Dodge Inc
(866) 497-7380
3839 Auto Mall Dr
Thousand Oaks, CA
Services
Clutch Repair,Fuel Injection Repair,Radiator Repair,SUV Repair,Tune up Repair,Auto Dealers,Used Car Dealer

Downtown Auto Center Fresno
(559) 225-8200
2534 N Blackstone Avenue
Fresno, CA
Services
AC and Heating Repair,Brake Repair,Fuel Injection Repair,Radiator Repair,Tune up Repair,Auto Dealers,Used Car Dealer

Maita Ford Mercury
(530) 823-6591
1650 Grass Valley Highway
Auburn, CA
Services
Clutch Repair,Used Truck Dealer,Van Dealers,Auto Dealers

Modesto European
(209) 522-8100
3900 N McHenry Avenue
Modesto, CA
Services
Clutch Repair,Radiator Repair,Tune up Repair,Auto Dealers,Used Car Dealer

Family A Auto Sales
(559) 645-0518
12034 Maywood Drive
Madera, CA

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Newport European Motorcars Limited
(949) 515-6200
4040 Campus Drive
Newport Beach, CA
Services
Radiator Repair,Tune up Repair,Auto Dealers,Used Car Dealer

Precision Auto Sales
(209) 461-0101
811 E Weber Avenue
Stockton, CA
Services
Fuel Injection Repair,Radiator Repair,Tune up Repair,Auto Dealers,Used Car Dealer

Andys Auto Center
(626) 963-4444
745 E Route 66
Glendora, CA
Services
Truck Auto Body,Used Car Dealer

Sanger Ford Mercury
(559) 681-6941
77 South Academy Avenue
Sanger, CA
Services
Clutch Repair,Fuel Injection Repair,Radiator Repair,Tune up Repair,Auto Dealers,Used Car Dealer

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Fortunately for used-car shoppers, finding a quality used vehicle is getting easier each year. Vehicle history reports, manufacturer certified pre-owned vehicle programs and third-party quality ratings such as those available on JDPower.com can take a lot of the guesswork out of buying a used car or truck. And with new-vehicle quality improving each year, the prognosis for used-vehicle quality is good. After all, high-quality new cars typically become high-quality used cars.

In addition to its extensive research on new-vehicle quality, each year J.D. Power and Associates surveys owners of three-year-old vehicles and asks them to report the types of problems they've experienced with their vehicle during the preceding 12 months. The problems are grouped into nine categories:

  • Ride, handling and braking

  • Sound system

  • Features and controls

  • Seats

  • Engine

  • Transmission

  • Heating, ventilation and cooling

  • Vehicle interior

  • Vehicle exterior

Consumer survey responses are then tallied using a "problems per 100 vehicles" (PP100) measurement, which is a straight average of the number of problems experienced per 100 vehicles (a lower PP100 score is better). According to the J.D. Power and Associates 2008 Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS),SM overall quality of three-year-old vehicles improved by 10 PP100, or five percent, compared to last year, maintaining a trend of three-year-old vehicle quality improvement over the last six years. This year's VDS results are based on survey responses from over 52,000 verified original owners of 2005 model-year vehicles. Vehicles must be registered for personal use. Some highlights of this year's study:...

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