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2008 Vehicle Dependability Study Merced 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.

Lupitas Auto Sales
(209) 394-3448
2235 F Street
Livingston, CA

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Camaroland
(707) 585-3852
3840 Finley Avenue, # 8
Santa Rosa, CA
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SUV Repair,Used Car Dealer

Melody Scion
(650) 267-4474
750 El Camino Real
San Bruno, CA
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Auto Parts,Clutch Repair,Auto Dealers,Used Car Dealer

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

Senator Mazda
(916) 427-1234
3655 Florin Road
Sacramento, CA
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Clutch Repair,Fuel Injection Repair,Radiator Repair,Tune up Repair,Auto Dealers,Used Car Dealer

Martinez Used Cars
(209) 394-3998
1290 Court St
Livingston, CA

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Keyes Chevy
(877) 808-0022
6001 Van Nuys Blvd
Van Nuys, CA
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Fuel Injection Repair,Radiator Repair,Service Stations,Tune up Repair,Used Truck Dealer,Auto Dealers

Miller Toyota of Anaheim
(866) 727-1580
1331 N Euclid Street
Anaheim, CA
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Fuel Injection Repair,Radiator Repair,Tune up Repair,Auto Dealers,Used Car Dealer

Wards Auto Center
(530) 534-3400
1665 Oro Dam Boulevard East
Oroville, CA
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RV and Camper Repair,RV and Camper Dealers,Used Car Dealer

JH Wholesale
(209) 267-9444
551 State Highway 49
Sutter Creek, CA
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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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