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243Lexus And Toyota Named Most Reliable Car Brands

Japanese car companies dominate annual Consumer Reports survey

Japanese automakers continue to produce the most reliable cars in America. Lexus, Toyota and Acura took the top three spots in an annual automotive reliability survey compiled by Consumer Reports.

151Popular Luxury Cars Score Poorly In Consumer Reports' Testing

The Lexus IS 250 and Infiniti Q50 fell well short of their competition

Two of the most popular luxury sedans on the market -- the Lexus IS 250 and Infiniti Q50 -- tanked in Consumer Reports' latest testing. Neither car earned the publication's "Recommended" rating.

2Further Scrutiny Ahead For Auto Industry's MPG Claims

Hyundai and Kia's fuel economy exaggerations could be tip of iceberg, experts say

Apologies came early and often from Hyundai CEO John Krafcik this week.

24MyFord Touch Glitches Sink Company In Consumer Reports Survey

Infotainment gaining in importance for Ford

Instead of leading Ford into the future, the company's efforts to outfit its vehicles with the latest technology have backfired.

54Ford Tumbles In Consumer Reports' Annual Reliability Survey

Japanese automakers hold top 7 places in influential rankings

Automakers have made substantial gains in building sturdier engines and transmissions over the past five years, according to a Consumer Reports study on automotive reliability released Monday. But they ran into substantial trouble adding electronic equipment and computer systems into their vehicles, the Annual Reliability Study also found.

12FBI reports car thefts at all-time low, but so are recoveries

The Federal Bureau of Investigation reports that car thefts in 2009 were at their lowest level in 20 years. Last year, a total of 794,616 vehicles were stolen from their owners – a 17 percent drop compared to 2008. Without a doubt, those numbers are good news for car owners across the country, but the FBI report isn't all roses and sunshine. The government agency also says that while theft numbers are down, so is the number of vehicles recovered after they're stolen.

55Consumer Reports picks side in V6 pony car wars

2011 Ford Mustang V6 – Click above for high-res image gallery

78Consumer Reports picks best cars for teens and seniors

Consumer Reports picks the best cars for teens and seniors – Click above for high-res image gallery

31WSJ brings to light dirty practice of auto awards fees

The free press? It ain't so free. It's no secret that most publications face rising costs and declining revenues, both of which combine to create bottom lines that would shiver even cash-strapped Chrysler's timbers. So it should come as no real surprise that Consumers Digest makes manufacturers pay for licensing associated with the publication's illustrious "Best Buy" awards. But that hasn't stopped the Wall Street Journal from drawing a correlation between the number of nods the magazine hands

43Lexus resumes sales of GX 460, software update available to owners

2010 Lexus GX 460 - Click above for high-res image gallery

36Report: Toyota confirms Lexus GX handling issue, hoping to isolate issue soon

Toyota engineers in Japan have apparently replicated the lift-throttle oversteer problem recently found by Consumer Reports on the new 2010 Lexus GX460 and are working on a fix. Toyota spokesman Bill Kwong has confirmed the existence of the handling problem to The New York Times.

105Why the Lexus GX may be rollover-prone (and the 4Runner isn't)

var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/autos/Why_the_Lexus_GX_may_be_rollover_prone_and_the_4Runner_isn'; The latest blow to the formerly sterling reputation of Toyota came this week when Consumer Reports gave the new Lexus GX460 a "Do Not Buy" rating. It's not often that CR gives its worst rating to a vehicle and it's never happened to a Toyota or Lexus product before. In light of recent recall woes, Toyota is taking this news very seriously and has stopped selling the Lexus GX while it investigate

87Consumer Reports puts Lexus GX on "Do Not Buy" list due to rollover fears

2010 Lexus GX460 – Click above for high-res image gallery

3Autoblog Podcast #173 - with Jon Linkov from Consumer Reports

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39Book Review: The Yugo: The Rise and Fall of the Worst Car in History

In 1985, just nine months before the Yugo came to America, Yugo America CEO Malcolm Bricklin and second in command Tony Ciminera toured the Zastava plant in Kragujevac, Yugoslavia. This is where the Yugo 45, the crazy-cheap car Americans would come to know, love and then loathe, would be built and rebadged as the Yugo GV (Bricklin intended GV to stand for "great value," but he never bothered paying the ad firm to spread the word). Ciminera was horrified at what he saw.

100Survey says: Only one-quarter of Americans would consider an electric car

Nissan Leaf – Click above for high-res image gallery

42Consumer Reports says Toyota owner loyalty waning

The intense media spotlight has been focused directly on Toyota as its recalls of over 8 million vehicles for acceleration-related issues has begun hitting the Japanese automaker where it hurts most. Toyota sales were down year over year in January and a similar story unfolded for the month of February.

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