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Shortsighted WaPo says electric cars, "serve no particular purpose, environmental or economic"

In a column sure to bring about more electric vehicle controversy, Washington Post columnist Charles Lane lays out a large amount of EV bashing. Wait, haven't we heard something like this before? Indeed, we have. About a year-and-a-half ago, the very same columnist said GM would be bet

Autoblog Podcast #183 - Odyssey, IQS, UAW, CR-Z, CTS Coupe and Grand Cherokee

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J.D. Power ranks Mercedes-Benz #1 for customer retention

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 the same brand, and Mercedes-Benz's 67-percent retention rate tops all others, including the usual suspects, Honda and Toyota.

J.D. Power releases sat-nav study findings, crowns Ford tops

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 get this, Ford took down five of

Buick, Jaguar knock Lexus from top of J.D. Power 2009 Vehicle Dependability Study

Click above for results of 2009 J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study

Ford dominates J.D. Power and Associates 2007 Initial Quality Study

Hot on the heels of the 2007 Strategic Vision Total Quality Awards, J.D. Power and Associates has released its 2007 Initial Quality Study. You'll no doubt be hearing about how well Ford has done in this year's IQS, as J.D. Power reports the Blue Oval has garnered five top model segment awards, m

JD Power releases inaugural Automotive Environmental Index

With the automotive climate drastically changing, so must our surveys for market data. New for this year, in their 2006 Alternative Powertrain Study (APS), JD Power and Associates released the results of their first Automotive Environmental Index (AEI). The AEI is comprised of EPA information combined with "voice-of-the-customer" data relating to fuel economy, air pollution and green house gases.