2008 Vehicle Dependability Study Watertown NY

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.

Frances & Co Used Cars & Parts
4020 FACTORY ROAD
Natural Bridge, NY
 
Richs Used Cars
2145 MECKLENBURG RD
Ithaca, NY
 
HB Chevrolet
(718) 263-7700
105-20 Queens Blvd
Forest Hills, NY
Services
Clutch Repair,Radiator Repair,Tune up Repair,Used Car Dealers,Auto Dealers

Affordable Used Cars
3020 FLUVANNA AV EXT
Jamestown, NY
 
Johnnys Used Cars
1189 MORRIS PK AV
Bronx, NY
 
Pattis Used Cars
578 HWY 30
Northville, NY
 
Wells Used Cars
50 FINE STREET
Ogdensburg, NY
 
Vail Buick Pontiac GMC Inc
(914) 666-7537
606 Bedford Rd
Bedford Hills, NY
Services
Auto Repair,Clutch Repair,Truck Dealers,Used Car Dealers,Auto Dealers

New Paltz Auto Sales
(845) 255-2277
91 North Chestnut Street
New Paltz, NY
Services
Auto Inspection,Fuel Injection Repair,Radiator Repair,Tune up Repair,Used Car Dealers,Auto Dealers

Dumbleton Used Auto Parts Inc
PBX436 7223 MORROW R
Pavilion, NY
 

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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