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2008 Vehicle Dependability Study Visalia 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

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

Meritage Auto Repair
(530) 889-0500
1145 Lincoln Way
Auburn, CA
Services
SUV Repair,Used Car Dealer

Major RV and Auto Sales
(760) 244-0224
13774 Main
Hesperia, CA
Services
RV and Camper Repair,RV and Camper Dealers,Used Car Dealer

Oroville Motors Inc
(530) 533-2535
2700 Lincoln Street
Oroville, CA
Services
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

Capistrano VW
(949) 493-4511
32922 Valle Road
San Juan Capistrano, CA
Services
Clutch Repair,Fuel Injection Repair,Radiator Repair,SUV Repair,Tune up Repair,Auto Dealers,Used Car Dealer

Westoaks Chrysler Dodge Inc
(866) 497-7380
3839 Auto Mall Dr
Thousand Oaks, CA
Services
Clutch Repair,Fuel Injection Repair,Radiator Repair,SUV Repair,Tune up Repair,Auto Dealers,Used Car Dealer

Salinas Valley Ford
(831) 444-4444
1100 Auto Center Circle
Salinas, CA
Services
Clutch Repair,Fuel Injection Repair,Radiator Repair,Tune up Repair,Auto Dealers,Used Car Dealer

Keyes Chevy
(877) 808-0022
6001 Van Nuys Blvd
Van Nuys, CA
Services
Fuel Injection Repair,Radiator Repair,Service Stations,Tune up Repair,Used Truck Dealer,Auto Dealers

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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