2017 JD Power Vehicle Dependability Survey

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2017 JD Power Vehicle Dependability Survey

Post by Finston Pickle » Fri Sep 29, 2017 8:29 pm

I see that Vauxhall came sixth (fourth last year, I think) out of 25 in the 2017 JD Power Vehicle Dependability Survey - the order being Kia/Volvo (joint 1st - 83 problems per 100 vehicles); Skoda; Suzuki; Hyundai; Toyota; Vauxhall.

The article I read said “Some Vauxhalls have been labelled boring in the past, but the newest generation offers improved styling, handling and technology. No wonder, then, it has stayed strong over a number of years and remains better than the Germans, scoring a solid 108 problems per 100 vehicles.”

Others of note are Peugeot 7th; VW 11th; M Benz 14th; Ford15th ; Renault 17th; Citroen 19th; Land Rover 22nd; Audi 23rd; BMW 24th.

Commenting on the last three, the article said:

22nd Land Rover - Yet more proof luxury cars rarely go hand in hand with reliability. The British off-road vehicle maker, which is owned by Indian company Tata Motors, scored 175 problems per vehicle. But this is an improvement on the 197 problems per vehicle in 2016.
23rd Audi - Another German manufacturer supposedly known for reliability, yet it is 24th position where the BMW rival sits in the latest survey results. It scored 187 problems per 100 vehicles, which is worse than its 2016 score.
24th BMW - You pay a premium price for BMWs, but sadly that means anything but premium dependability. In the 2016 JD Power survey, BMW was 21st. Now it sits at 25th position, with an average of 198 problems per vehicle.

The results showed other interesting findings. For instance, it found that exterior styling was a key reason for buying a car for 31 per cent of owners.
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Re: 2017 JD Power Vehicle Dependability Survey

Post by cooldad » Sat Sep 30, 2017 9:02 pm


Thanks for posting!
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Re: 2017 JD Power Vehicle Dependability Survey

Post by 24/mk 7 » Sat Sep 30, 2017 10:56 pm

Oh, that will be the ford company in 15th place that make the now mega boring looking focus that the astra just can't compare with according to media groups such as tv "top gear"magazines such as Auto Express and a few utube contributors vauxhall have made an awesome astra ,good to drive very easy on the eye, hope Peugeot don't mess it up ,seen pictures of proposed new corsa based on 208 not so sure......

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Re: 2017 JD Power Vehicle Dependability Survey

Post by MrSM82 » Sun Oct 01, 2017 11:22 am

Would be interesting to see this plotted against number of vehicles sold by each brand.

Land Rover have been at the bottom of these surveys for decades. Surprised anyone buys one to be honest.

Then again I bought a 1.4T Astra - an engine with known issues. :lol:

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Re: 2017 JD Power Vehicle Dependability Survey

Post by chrism40 » Sun Oct 01, 2017 11:39 am

Nice to see. As a long term Rover/MG owner I was always somewhat gratified by the JD power survey, they always did a lot better than the reputation suggested.

Ill admit I wouldn't touch a previous Vauxhall with a barge poll, but this Astra is really nice.

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