quote: Oh hey look, actual information to back up my claims, too!
quote: The automotive market is extremely profitable.
quote: JD Power is hardly a relied on source in any automotive circles. In the past, they have recommended a slew of unreliable and poorly made vehicles, and the reason why is simple: JD Power does NO in house testing or research.NO in house testing.JD Power simply does customer satisfaction surveys, but let me give a hint here: People dont like to admit that they got duped, or bought a crappy car. ESPECIALLY when brand loyalty is invloved ("My dad was always a Chebby guy and ill be a Chebby guy till i die! best truck ever!")This is glaringly obvious just by glancing at JD Powers ratings. 5 star overall quality rating for Porsche? 4 star for Mercedes Benz? I suggest walking into well versed mechanic and asking him if he feels a Porsche 911 has a higher overall quality of manufacture and design than a Honda Civic. He will probably laugh at you for awhile. quote>Also, notice i posted Consumer Reports rankings from THIS YEAR in a second post.Ford, GM, and Chrysler lag HUGELY behind the "quality 5", and no amount of feet pounding will make up for that.