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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.

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

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Sierra Chevrolet Buick
(626) 359-8291
1450 S Shamrock Ave
Monrovia, CA
Services
Clutch Repair,Fuel Injection Repair,Radiator Repair,Tune up Repair,Auto Dealers,Used Car Dealer

Metric Motors Modesto
(209) 521-1200
3824 McHenry Avenue
Modesto, CA
Services
SUV Repair,Used Car Dealer

Deal and Davie Inc
(530) 257-6115
1107 Main Street
Susanville, CA
Services
Clutch Repair,Fuel Injection Repair,Radiator Repair,Tune up Repair,Auto Dealers,Used Car Dealer

Marina Del Rey Toyota
(310) 821-8979
4636 Lincoln Boulevard
Marina Del Rey, CA
Services
Alignment Repair,Fuel Injection Repair,Radiator Repair,Service Stations,Tune up Repair,Auto Dealers,Used Car Dealer

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

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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

Ben A Begier Buick
(510) 357-7611
1915 E 14th Street
San Leandro, CA
Services
Radiator Repair,Tune up Repair,Used Car Dealer

Maxs Chevys Fords and More
(916) 453-1939
4801 Stockton Boulevard
Sacramento, CA
Services
Mufflers Repair,SUV Repair,Used Car Dealer

San Diego Saturn Retailers
(858) 292-9700
541 N Johnson
El Cajon, CA
Services
Fuel Injection Repair,Radiator Repair,Tune up Repair,Van Dealers,Auto 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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