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2008 Vehicle Dependability Study Hanford 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.

Valley Ford Lincoln Mercury
(559) 584-5531
455 N 11th Avenue
Hanford, CA
Services
Auto Inspection,Clutch Repair,Emissions Testing,Radiator Repair,Tune up Repair,Auto Dealers,Used Car Dealer

Liberty Chevrolet
(559) 896-5000
2755 Auto Mall Drive B
Selma, CA
Services
Clutch Repair,Fuel Injection Repair,Radiator Repair,SUV Repair,Tune up Repair,Used Truck Dealer,Van Dealers,Auto Dealers

Selma Auto Plaza
(559) 896-6600
3176 Highland Ave
Selma, CA

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St Claire Cadillac
(888) 249-1240
3737 Stevens Creek Boulevard
Santa Clara, CA
Services
Auto Parts,Clutch Repair,Speedometer Repair,Auto Dealers,Used Car Dealer

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

8A Ochoas Smog Check
(559) 583-1655
307 E 4th Street
Hanford, CA
Services
Auto Inspection,Emissions Testing,Used Car Dealer

Cars 4 Less
(559) 867-6609
3131 W Mt Whitney Ave
Riverdale, CA

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Ford Rent A Car System
(760) 873-4291
1440 US Highway 6
Bishop, CA
Services
Alignment Repair,Auto Dealers,Used Car Dealer

Porsche Santa Barbara
(805) 682-2000
402 South Hope Ave
Santa Barbara, CA
Services
Clutch Repair,Radiator Repair,Tune up Repair,Auto Dealers,Used Car Dealer

JH Wholesale
(209) 267-9444
551 State Highway 49
Sutter Creek, CA
Services
RV and Camper Repair,ATV Dealers,RV and Camper Dealers,Used Car Dealer

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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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