2008 Vehicle Dependability Study Porterville 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.

Monarch Ford
(559) 592-3800
132 N D Street
Exeter, CA
Services
Clutch Repair,Fuel Injection Repair,Radiator Repair,Tune up Repair,Auto Dealers,Used Car Dealer

Stevens Creek BMW
(800) 572-1627
4343 Stevens Creek Blvd
Santa Clara, CA
Services
Auto Parts,Clutch Repair,Speedometer Repair,Auto Dealers,Used Car Dealer

Browning Mazda
(888) 366-6018
18827 South Studebaker Rd
Cerritos, CA
Services
Auto Body Repair,Auto Repair,Clutch Repair,Auto Dealers,Used Car Dealer

Vintage Buick Pontiac Cadillac
(559) 674-0011
100 E 6th Street
Madera, CA
Services
Fuel Injection Repair,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

APK Auto
(916) 428-3310
6805 Luther Drive, # G
Sacramento, CA
Services
SUV Repair,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

K and A Auto Corp
(818) 994-7727
6472 Van Nuys Boulevard
Van Nuys, CA
Services
Fuel Injection Repair,Radiator Repair,Tune up Repair,Auto Dealers,Used Car Dealer

Toyota Of San Bernardino
(909) 381-4444
765 Showcase Dr N
San Bernardino, CA
Services
Auto Repair,Auto Dealers,Used Car Dealer

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