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2008 Vehicle Dependability Study Tulare 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

8A Ochoas Smog Check
(559) 583-1655
307 E 4th Street
Hanford, CA
Services
Auto Inspection,Emissions Testing,Used Car Dealer

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

Capistrano Toyota
(888) 376-5754
33395 Camino Capistrano
San Juan Capistrano, CA
Services
Service Stations,Auto Dealers,Used Car Dealer

Rydell Chevrolet
(818) 885-2500
18600 Devonshire St
Northridge, CA
Services
Auto Repair,Auto Dealers,Used Car Dealer

Valley Ford Lincoln Mercury
(559) 584-5531
455 N 11th Avenue
Hanford, CA
Services
Auto Inspection,Clutch Repair,Emissions Testing,Radiator Repair,Tune up Repair,Auto Dealers,Used Car Dealer

Norwalk Toyota and Scion
(562) 484-9096
11404 E Imperial Hwy
Norwalk, CA
Services
Clutch Repair,Auto Dealers,Used Car Dealer

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

Prestige Acura
(707) 578-1300
2800 Corby Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA
Services
Clutch Repair,SUV Repair,Auto Dealers,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

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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