Consumer Reports: Asian Cars Better

This is an article from 2005... and it demonstrates two things...
1. American Car Companies have been forced to start making more reliable
cars in this decade because American consumers by and large ditched the "buy American even if it sucks" motto in the trash.
2. Asian cars by and far are still more reliable than the average American automobile...
Now before any rural country bumpkins go accusing me of being anti-American... don't think for a min that I like seeing Michigan become a cesspool just because a bunch of tards bought the "buy American at all cost" B.S.!
mr4701
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http://www6.autonet.ca/News/story.cfm?story=/News/2005/03/07/953108.html
--"Customers reported an average of 17 problems per 100 vehicles for 2004 models from DaimlerChrysler AG's Chrysler Group, Ford Motor Co. and General Motors Corp., the magazine (Consumer Reports magazine.) said. That was down from 18 problems per 100 in 2003.
Japanese and Korean automakers had a rate of 12 problems per 100 vehicles -- unchanged in the magazine's last three surveys. European automakers, some of whom have battled quality issues in recent years, had 21 problems per 100 vehicles. That's up from 20 a year ago."--
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On Sun, 20 Jan 2008 05:34:23 +0000, Mr4701 wrote:

GM's Shareholders are happy! Even though GM is losing money on car sales and bad mortgage loans, they *are* making money by selling off divisions. So, as long as the Shareholders are happy, GM is happy.
But, they can only sell so many divisions before they run out, and then it'll be tough making money from selling *cars* (imagine that! GM making money from selling *cars*!!!).
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Hachiroku ハチロク wrote:

Maybe they should quit trying to do that, and just sell trucks... they aren't real good at making cars...
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If GM can't sell cars, how do you account for GM being number one in sales in the US and less than 50% of their sales are trucks?
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Mike hunt wrote:

How do you figure?
In 2007, GM sold 2,333,198 light trucks and 1,489,413 cars.
soruce: http://gm.com (click on news and look for the Jan 3. report which lists both December and calendar year 2007 sales).
Jeff

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Mike hunt wrote:

How long can GM be #1 at its current level of sales and losses?
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wrote in

Actually CR rated the Rodeo and Passport from the same year exactly the same. They probably had to combine results since neither was sold in large numbers. As I mentioned in another post in this thread, I believe CR is blending results for badge engineered vehicles in some cases. This was not true in the past, but it appears to be true now, at least for GM and Ford badge engineered models. In other cases it does not appear to be true for badge engineer models sold by different manufacturers. For instance, the Matrix and the Vibe have different reliability rating in the CR tables (not wildly different, but significant in some cases). The information on line does not go back far enough to compare the Nova and Corolla, but I can compare the Chevrolet Prizm (also a Corolla in disguise) to the Corolla. The two cars do not have the same ratings as for the same years. It is possible that the differences between the GM marketed Toyotas (Prizm and Vibe) and the Toyota marketed versions (Corolla and Matrix) are because of dealer service and optional equipment. CR does not give you enough information to make this sort of determination. For both the Prizm and Vibe, the Toyota versions (Corolla and Matrix) scored higher.
Ed
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