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    Study: 3 out of 5 new car buyers over 50 years old
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    Every automaker strives to entice younger buyers into its fold, yet more new crossovers and large sedans tend to make their way to market than anything in which the young among us might be interested. What's up with that? Well, it could have something to do with the fact that people under 50 years ...

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    Domestics surpass imports as a whole in 2010 J.D. Power APEAL study
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    Click above for gallery of the graphics from J.D. Power and Associates
    Porsche once again grabs the top spot (for the sixth time in a row) in the J.D. Power and Associates 2010 Automotive Performance, Execution, and Layout (APEAL) Study. This year's study asked 76,000 owners 90 days after ...

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    Autoblog Podcast #183 - Odyssey, IQS, UAW, CR-Z, CTS Coupe and Grand Cherokee
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    This week's podcast team is Sam Abuelsamid, Alex Nunez and Dan Roth. We dive right in after a quick garage overview and take on the 2011 Honda Odyssey, JD Power's Initial Quality Study results, action suggested by the new United ...

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    TheDetroitBureau.com on Autoblog with Paul Eisenstein
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    J.D. Power Initial Quality Study analysis When I bought my first new car, back in 1973, I'd been warned by friends to expect a good half dozen defects that would need to be straightened out by the dealer. It turned out there were only five, I quickly counted, before taking my little sedan back ...

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    J.D. Power 2010 Initial Quality Study released, first time ever domestics lead imports
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    J.D. Power and Associates has released its 2010 Initial Quality Study (IQS) and Porsche has earned back the top spot that was occupied by Lexus in last year's study. The annual J.D. Power study measures IQS based on ...

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    Porsche and Lincoln climb to top of J.D. Power 2010 Vehicle Dependability Study
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    Click above for results of the 2010 J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study
    J.D. Power and Associates has just released its 2010 Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS)... and Porsche, Lincoln and Buick have climbed on the podium (Buick, Jaguar and Lexus occupied the top spots in last year's 2009 ...

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    J.D. Power ranks Mercedes-Benz #1 for customer retention
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    That's customer retention, not retentive customers, though Mercedes-Benz could be said to enjoy both. J.D. Power and Associates has been indexing customer retention for seven years, and Mercedes-Benz tops the list in 2009. Power measures how many vehicle buyers are replacing an older model from ...

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    Jaguar, Mercury tops in J.D. Power 2009 Sales Satisfaction study
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    J.D. Power has released its 2009 Sales Satisfaction Index, and 29 of 38 brands improved their standing versus last year's numbers. The industry watchdogs at Power say that sales people improved the most over 2008, which isn't surprising given the fact that fewer vehicles are flying off dealer ...

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    J.D. Power releases sat-nav study findings, crowns Ford tops
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    Not only does Ford rank number one on J.D. Power and Associate's 2009 navigation system survey, it ranks number two as well. The top ranking system, according to Power's study, is the one found in the Lincoln MKS, followed by a nearly identical system (if not 100% identical) in the Ford Flex. And ...

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    REPORT: Chrysler pledges to be quality leader by 2012
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    A quick glance at recent Consumer Reports or JD Power data shows that the Pentastar has a big problem on its hands, but the new Chrysler says that will change in a big way by the end of 2012. Chrysler is planning to be a quality leader in only three years by dramatically increasing staffing ...

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    REPORT: J.D. Power predicts October car sales will be down just 6%
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    October is coming to a close, which means we're within a few days of getting the bad news monthly auto sales tally. But October may not look as bad as many feared, at least according to the latest study by J.D. Power. The industry forecasting gurus see October sales down only six percent versus ...

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    Hyundai Genesis wins inaugural J.D. Power Vehicle Launch Index study
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    2009 Hyundai Genesis sedan – Click above for high-res gallery
    The metric-meisters over at J.D. Power and Associates have announced that they have added yet another automotive study to their arsenal. This time out, JDP has launched its inaugural Vehicle Launch Index, which seeks to measure ...

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    Does brake dust affect a car's quality? J.D. Power thinks so (w/POLL)
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    When wheels are covered with brake dust, the entire car looks dirty and in many cases, a basic wash will do little to rectify the problem. Most associate brake dust as a mere nuisance, but others actually see the sight of pad particles as a fundamental problem with the functionality of a vehicle's ...

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    Autoblog Podcast #131
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    Episode #131 of the Autoblog Podcast is here. Chris, Sam, and Dan sat down and kicked the ball around. The most important news when we rolled our recorders was the Supreme Court's staying of Chrysler's deal with Fiat. Staying with ...

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    J.D. Power study shows people interested in new car tech, but not if they have to pay for it
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    Smaller, cheaper electronics have been a boon for the auto industry, as car technology has boomed over the past few years. J.D. Power has been studying the tech trend, surveying over 19,000 potential car buyers to gauge interest in new tech like nav systems and infotainment systems. The powerful ...

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    Ruh-Roh, Chrysler: Fiat finishes dead last in new British J.D. Power survey
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    What automaker has a lower owner satisfaction score in the UK than Chrysler? The one and only company that makes automobiles less tasty to UK consumers is Fiat. Both brands, which are soon to be joined at the arm rest, scored significantly below both the industry average and survey champ Lexus, ...

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    Buick, Jaguar knock Lexus from top of J.D. Power 2009 Vehicle Dependability Study
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    Click above for results of 2009 J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study
    J.D. Power and Associates has just released its 2009 Vehicle Dependability Study... and it is a bombshell. For the past 14 years, including the most recent 2008 Vehicle Dependability Study, Lexus has sat at the top of the ...

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    Chicago 2009: The blogosphere has been engaged [w/VIDEO]
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    Dutch Mandel from AutoWeek, Terry Rhadigan from GM, John Neff from Autoblog and David Thomas from Kicking Tires (l-r)
    It's not often that we report on ourselves, but our own illustrious editor-in-chief, John Neff (third from the left in the snazzy corduroy sport jacket his grandma got him last ...

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    Honda tops J.D. Power website usability survey for second straight year
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    More and more people are shopping online for their new car or truck, making automaker's websites an increasingly important part of the automotive buying experience. Honda seems to get that, as evidenced by its recent win in a new J.D. Power usability survey. The Power study measures website ...

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    J.D. Power debuts Vehicle Launch Index to assess new model launches
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    J.D. Power & Associates has long been known as the firm that can sway the fortunes of automakers with its many surveys on quality, dependability and customer satisfaction. All of the firm's work to date has focused on a buyer's experience after he or she purchases a new vehicle... until now. ...

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