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Posted on 11/09/2006 1:20:48 PM PST by eraser2005
NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- The Ford Fusion midsized car and its Mercury Milan sibling scored big in Consumer Reports' annual new car reliability survey, just beating out the industry's quality standard-bearers, the Honda Accord V6 and Toyota Camry V6.
But, overall, Japanese brands are still the ones to beat. Of the 47 vehicles with the highest predicted reliability, 39 are Japanese. Of those, all but seven are made by Toyota or Honda.
American cars are continuing to improve in reliability, however, according to Consumer Reports' surveys.
The "predicted reliability" rankings appear in the 2007 New Car Preview issue of Consumer Reports magazine.
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The real story is what garbage European cars are.
All I know is that I own a Toyota Camary with about 125,000 miles, and the ONLY thing I've ever had to do is replace tires and get the oil changed. Still runs like a charm. Honest.
We also own a Camrey with about 125,000, and we put about 1,000 into various "upkeep" items last year, and that's it...ever. Mechanic says the car is probably now good for another 100,000.
Hey, my Fiat are still froomin along fine......LOL!!! but its true, granted, I am a mechanic...that helps.
This was reliability on wheels, once upon a time.
Have you had to work on your Kamiree yet?
ooooooohhhh. the "sport" model Dart "swinger".
There are a number of problems with "life-style nazi's reports" on car reliability. Those who buy more expensive or upscale cars have a different expectation of reliability than those who buy economy cars. Also, these surveys show nothing about long-term reliability.
No, other than the "tune-up" stuff last year.
Oh, and I forgot, the Corolla does have one problem which I've heard is common. The motor for the electric window is shot.
Oops, first sentence was supposed to be "corolla".
Go figure. They hated the Camaro with a passion and my 96 runs right along at the track and work on Monday. Most dependable car I have ever owned short of a stripped 85 Nissan truck named Dusty that just would not die. At age 16 and 200k he blew a head gasket and I sold him to my mechanic due to a valuation of about $500 if working. It is still running.
They also say there were a few Darts made with 383s. That would have been a serious exercise in overpowering the platform.
Made in Indiana.
Finally our auto industry got the message. Competition is good.
The slant 6's seemed bulletproof.
Camrys are good cars....
I've got a 98... it has never left us stranded in 100k+, but it has cost a fair bit in repairs and maintenance that isn't necessary (or possible) on our other car (think timing belt)....
My Taurus has been very good too, though - 100k+ and $200 total in repairs. Maintenance only of a new battery, fluid changes, filters, and a new set of tires....
You might want to check the replacement cycle on the timing belt. The older models required it somewheres around there.
Notice that Ford also had a number of models in the "LEAST reliable cars" list, too.
I'm on record as saying that the Fusion appears to be a good car and is selling well. If Ford would only can the idiot who won't trumpet the fact that it's come in ahead of Camry and Accord in both enthusiast magazine comparisons *and* CR, they would sell even more.
Of the remaining lineup: The 500 is a joke, and someone needs to put the Crown Vic out of it's misery.
Actually, they do survey long-term reliability - but they completely fail to get a good survey design or to get adequate sample sizes...