If God have intended for JD Powers or Consumer Reports to think for
you, he wouldn't have given you a brain. All cars built today are
pretty much equal, and have been for a long time. Continue to buy your
Japanese products, I'll buy my American, which for some reason, does
not break down nor get recalled at nearly the rate as these "perfect"
Toyotas do. (BTW, is it my opinion, or does EVERY NEW GENERATION
Camary look more ugly than the one before it?)
On Tue, 12 Jun 2007 00:08:28 -0700, email@example.com wrote:
Neither JD Power not CR constitute thought. They are information,
data if you will. Thought is the brain's process for interpreting
Just as you shouldn't confuse data with thought, you shouldn't confuse
unsupported assertions with data. CR data shows that there are big
differences in reliability among the cars on the market.
Unfortunately, CR changed their reporting a couple years ago and it is
now harder to determine exactly what the failure rates are. One
assumes they are not much different from what they were before the
change. Some domestic and German 5-7 year-old cars have 5 or 6
problem areas where failure rates exceed 10% or even 15% per year, not
to mention less than stellar rates in the other areas. There are some
domestics with reliability records which are not terrible and some are
equal to the second tier Japanese manufacturers. 5-7 year-old Toyotas
and Hondas seldom have any area with worse than 5% failure rate. and
many areas have less than 2% failures. With 14 different systems, and
a few years of ownership, this difference really adds up.
Yeah, I continually buy one every eleven or twelve years.
This is what is known as the straw man argument. No one claims that
Toyotas or Hondas are perfect.
Yes, it is your opinion. A fact would be that every generation sells
better than the one before it.
Hmmm. Recall rate... I have an 06 Si. No recalls yet, and not a single
service visit. I've never had an American car with that kind of
reliabilty. A few oil changes in 20,000 miles, and a tire rotation.
Yep, that damned Japanese reliability just sucks...
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