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

Allan RV and Auto Center
(818) 842-3333
405 S Victory Boulevard, # H
Burbank, CA
Services
RV and Camper 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

Empower
(818) 953-4777
1200 N Hollywood Way
Burbank, CA
Services
Emissions Testing,Fuel Injection Repair,Radiator Repair,Tune up Repair,Used Car Dealer

Team Pasadena Hummer
(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

Dch Honda Of Temecula
(951) 699-4444
26755 Ynez Road
Temecula, CA
Services
Fuel Injection Repair,Radiator Repair,Tune up Repair,Auto Dealers,Used Car Dealer

Cerritos Ford and Lincoln Mercury
(562) 405-3545
18900 Studebaker Road
Cerritos, CA
Services
Clutch Repair,Fuel Injection Repair,Radiator Repair,Tune up Repair,Auto Dealers,Used Car Dealer

Turner Motors
(916) 488-2400
2535 Arden Way
Sacramento, CA
Services
SUV Repair,Auto Dealers,Used Car Dealer

Corvette Coast Parts Sales
(714) 535-4000
828 W Vermont Avenue
Anaheim, CA
Services
Clutch Repair,Used Truck Dealer,Van Dealers

Corvette A Dave Meyer Specialty
(619) 283-7381
3330 El Cajon Boulevard
San Diego, CA
Services
SUV Repair,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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