Westlake village (california / USA), 19. March 2010 – some europeans have to say goodbye to a long-held prejudice: that american cars are necessarily of poor quality. The current list of the market research company J.D. According to power, at least the noble US brands are back at the top in terms of reliability. There are three domestic brands in the top 5 on the US market: lincoln, buick and mercury.
Porsche at the top
With the luxury-class sedan cadillac DTS, for the first time in more than ten years, an american model has the fewest defects. J.D. Power had 52 for his study.000 owners of three-year-old cars surveyed. On average, porsche drivers were the least likely to complain about breakdowns. With lexus, only one japanese brand was in the top 5.
Ford clearly ahead of chevy
In the other ranks – among the mass manufacturers – the japanese carmakers are again strongly represented: the fact that toyota and honda are again doing above average may initially come as a surprise in view of the flood of reports of technical problems among the japanese. However, the market researchers had already carried out the survey at the end of 2009, whereas the toyota breakdown series had only expanded in early 2010. The best US mass brand is ford, followed far behind by chevrolet from general motors. /