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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

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

Camper and Trailer Outlet
(714) 550-4991
2345 N Grand Avenue
Santa Ana, CA
Services
RV and Camper Repair,Used Car Dealer

Cerritos Acura
(888) 338-0302
18827 S Studebaker Rd
Cerritos, CA
Services
Auto Body Repair,Auto Repair,Clutch 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

Perry Motors Parts Toyota
(760) 872-4141
310 S Main Street
Bishop, CA
Services
Clutch Repair,Fuel Injection Repair,Radiator Repair,SUV Repair,Tune up Repair,Auto Dealers,Used Car Dealer

Simpkins Auto Care Center
(707) 746-0535
980 Adams Street
Benicia, CA
Services
Truck Auto Body,Used Car Dealer

Larry Geweke Kia New and Used Cars
(530) 634-6161
805 10th Street
Marysville, CA
Services
Clutch Repair,Fuel Injection Repair,Radiator Repair,SUV Repair,Tune up Repair,Auto Dealers,Used Car Dealer

Acura Of The Desert
(760) 321-2700
68065 Kyle Rd
Cathedral City, CA
Services
Auto 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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