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2008 Vehicle Dependability Study Coalinga 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.

Shaver Pontiac Jeep Eagle
(805) 496-7103
3888 E Thousand Oaks Blvd
Thousand Oaks, CA
Services
Clutch Repair,Auto Dealers,Used Car Dealer

Zumwalt Ford
(707) 963-2771
21 Main Street
Saint Helena, CA
Services
Fuel Injection Repair,Radiator Repair,SUV Repair,Tune up Repair,Auto Dealers,Used Car Dealer

Acura Of The Desert
(760) 321-2700
68065 Kyle Rd
Cathedral City, CA
Services
Auto Repair,Auto Dealers,Used Car Dealer

Kay Automotive
(661) 327-1818
402 California Avenue
Bakersfield, CA
Services
SUV Repair,Used Car Dealer

Car Show
(909) 877-2277
1731 South Cactus Avenue
Bloomington, CA
Services
Clutch Repair,Tune up Repair,Used Car Dealer

Toyota Of Oxnard
(888) 591-3344
1631 Auto Center Drive
Oxnard, CA
Services
Auto Repair,Clutch Repair,Auto Dealers,Used Car Dealer

Dent Masters
(805) 541-6178
43 Higuera Street
San Luis Obispo, CA
Services
Truck Auto Body,Used Car Dealer

Sierra Mazda of Monrovia
(626) 303-0077
1305 South Mountain Avenue
Monrovia, CA
Services
Clutch Repair,Fuel Injection Repair,Radiator Repair,Tune up Repair,Auto Dealers,Used Car Dealer

Salinas Valley Ford
(831) 444-4444
1100 Auto Center Circle
Salinas, CA
Services
Clutch Repair,Fuel Injection Repair,Radiator Repair,Tune up Repair,Auto Dealers,Used Car Dealer

Galpin Mazda
(818) 742-3800
15505 Roscoe Boulevard
North Hills, CA
Services
SUV Repair,Auto Dealers,Used Car Dealer

2008 Vehicle Dependability Study

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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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