View Full Version : 2007 Consumer Reports Predicted New Car Reliablity, By Brand

03-01-2007, 11:29 AM
<A HREF="http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/02-28-2007/0004536997&EDATE" TARGET="_blank">http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-...EDATE</A>=<p>1. Toyota<br>2. Honda<br>3. Scion<br>4. Acura<br>5. Lexus<br>6. Subaru<br>7. Hyundai<br>8. Infiniti<br>9. Mitsubishi<br>10. Mercury<br>11. Mazda<br>12. Audi<br>13. Lincoln<br>14. GMC<br>15. Volvo<br>16. Ford<br>17. Kia<br>18. Buick<br>19. BMW<br>20. Pontiac<br>21. Chevrolet<br>22. Dodge<br>23. Chrysler<br>24. Nissan<br>25. Saab<br>26. Suzuki<br>27. Volkswagen<br>28. Mini<br>29. Porsche<br>30. Saturn<br>31. Cadillac<br>32. Jeep<br>33. Jaguar<br>34. Hummer<br>35. Land Rover<br>36. Mercedes-Benz

03-02-2007, 02:32 PM
For those text impaired like myself, here is the visual representation <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beigesmilewinkgrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Note the more to the right the bars are, as well as the tighter the bands, generally the better overall predicted: <p><IMG SRC="http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/resources/images/cars/pricing/best-worst-in-car-reliability-1005/how-makes-compare/reliabilitysmr.jpg" BORDER="0">

04-01-2007, 09:00 AM
That's one odd chart! Suzuki has more than one model than the Vitara.. and Cooper Conv is turboed?<p>Also does it mean Solistice is more likely to strand a driver compared with a Navigator or QX56?

04-11-2007, 06:22 AM
How does 'Predicted reliability reports" work?<p>Sounds like reliability reports, only even dumber...

04-27-2007, 07:51 AM
I think it is just serial probability.. assuming a car is a whole component it is just predicting the MTBF.<p>What would be interesting would be the delta between the predicted value and the actual outcome.<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Superfresa</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">How does 'Predicted reliability reports" work?<p>Sounds like reliability reports, only even dumber...</TD></TR></TABLE>