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    Study: Thanks to smaller engines, vehicle dependability falls for first time in 16 years

    As automakers have made engines smaller and smaller to improve fuel economy, problems in those vehicles have gotten bigger and bigger. That's the synopsis of a J.D. Power vehicle-dependability study, which found that dependability dropped for the first time in 16 years, largely because the ...

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    Official: J.D. Power asks EV buyers why they buy EVs

    Lack of refueling costs is very good. Low emissions are even better. That's a brief synopsis of an also-brief report from J.D. Power, which attempted to suss out the reasons why Americans buy electric vehicles, among other things. Of those who bought electric vehicles, 32 percent cited ...

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    J.D. Power: Outlook for "green" vehicles to remain limited in foreseeable future

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    Growth of the green vehicle segment will be limited by costs and functionality, according to J.D. Power and Associates' "2011 US Green Automotive Study." With a rapid increase in the number of vehicles that feature alternative powertrains, ...

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    2007 Prius rated most dependable compact car in J.D. Power survey

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    With all of the negative coverage pouring in over Toyota's recent problems, how about a story that breaks away from the trend for a moment to recognize the achievement of the 2007 Toyota Prius? The vehicle was recently named ...

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    Fuel mileage makes buying a new car not all it's cracked up to be

    Could the American love affair tied in to the purchase of a new car be losing some of its luster? Perhaps, it seems, as ever-increasing gas prices impact U.S. driver's pocketbooks, J.D. Power and Associates is reporting a decline in new car owner satisfaction for the first time in five years. ...

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    Prius wins JD Power award for highest consumer satisfaction in U.K.

    Click above for a high-resolution gallery of the 2007 Toyota Prius Touring.J.D. Power and Associates' 2008 UK Customer Satisfaction Index Study, produced along with What Car?, indicates that owners of the Prius are rather happy with their cars. For the second consecutive year, the second-generation ...

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    Why do we avoid certain cars? How about by country of origin?

    JD Power is a very large and influential service that monitors almost everything, then puts the information down in a relatively easy-to-read manner. Many people out there use JD Power's information to make an informed decision when it comes to purchasing a car. So, it was with interest that I read ...

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    A1 gets the greenlight, but Audi chief says it's not for the U.S.

    We love what Audi has done for the image of the modern diesel engine, and even though their state-side offering isn't the greenest stable on the block, they pulled a respectable 533 in J.D. Power and Associates' Automotive Environmental Index (AEI). That was good enough to place them 13th on the ...

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    The forgetfulness is real: large pickup and SUV sales numbers increase

    That upswing we saw just over a week ago in customer interest in large pickups and SUVs is real. While last week the numbers came from the types of cars people were searching for online, news out yesterday from J.D. Power and Associates finds that sales of large pickups and SUVs has increased. The ...

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    Influential auto analyst dramatically reduces hybrid sales forecast

    What if I told you that the director of one of the most influential think tanks in the country once predicted that hybrids would account for as much as 90 percent of the U.S. automotive market by 2025? Seems overly optimistic, doesn't it. Almost silly. Well, it's true and it was Philip Gott of ...


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