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

East Bay Ford Truck Sales Inc
(510) 272-4400
333 Filbert Street
Oakland, CA
Services
Clutch Repair,Fuel Injection Repair,Radiator Repair,Tune up Repair,Auto Dealers,Used Car Dealer

William L Morris Chevrolet
(805) 647-3406
1024 W Ventura Street
Fillmore, CA
Services
Clutch Repair,Auto Dealers,Used Car Dealer

Team Pasadena Chevrolet
(626) 449-3333
3003 E Colorado Blvd
Pasadena, CA
Services
Clutch Repair,Fuel Injection Repair,Radiator Repair,Tune up Repair,Auto Dealers,Used Car Dealer

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

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Boulevard Buick Pontiac GMC Trucks
(562) 492-5078
2850 Cherry Ave
Long Beach, CA
Services
Clutch Repair,Radiator Repair,Tune up Repair,Auto Dealers,Used Car Dealer

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

Gosch Ford L M
(951) 658-1370
150 Carriage Circle
Hemet, CA
Services
Clutch Repair,Fuel Injection Repair,Radiator Repair,Tune up Repair,Auto Dealers,Used Car Dealer

St George Auto Sales
(888) 798-3492
1153 W Holt Boulevard
Ontario, CA
Services
Radiator Repair,Service Stations,Tune up Repair,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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