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Consumer Reports: Toyota is tops for reliability

GasBuddy Blog -- Japanese brands took seven of the top 10 spots in Consumer Reports' annual reliability rankings, pushing aside their U.S. and European rivals, according to the AP.

Toyota Motor Co.'s Scion, Lexus and Toyota brands took the top three spots and the Toyota Prius C, a subcompact hybrid, got the best overall score. Mazda, Subaru and Honda were close behind.

The rankings, released last week, predict the reliability of 2013 model-year vehicles based on surveys of Consumer Reports' readers. This year, 800,000 people submitted information on 1.2 million vehicles from the 2010 to 2012 model years.

AP reports that Ford and Lincoln, once top performers, plummeted to the bottom of this year's rankings because of persistent...


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fastrite
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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2012 8:53:04 AM

as ammenities go up, reliability goes down. Are they worth it?
garywa01
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2012 5:18:12 PM

ford must be up there
TOOMUCH
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2012 9:20:00 AM

same old story.
Moparmizer
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Message Posted: Nov 12, 2012 10:14:49 AM

CR never says anything else
threeonefour
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Message Posted: Nov 12, 2012 9:54:23 AM

There are actually several Toyota products I like, but I hate to buy one and reward the company that builds the Prius, which is driven almost exclusively by smug, politically correct, bedwetting liberals.
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Message Posted: Nov 12, 2012 8:22:17 AM

Another consistent article from Consumer Distorts.
honda0105
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Message Posted: Nov 10, 2012 7:31:06 AM

truvoice: you will always find a (not so?) representative sample of posters and naysayers here on GB. :)
honda0105
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 4:57:24 AM

Toyota has been good... but they need to get back to better track records.
rknaak1
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I thought that electric cars weren't really saving consumers in the long run??
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 3:51:25 PM

I find it curious that several posts accuse CR of being bias towards Toyota. If they would examine CR's methodology, they would see that it is the CR readers that make the ratings! I have been a CR subscriber and I considered it a honor and privilege to report on the new cars I had purchased. It is a fair and unbiased way of determining who makes the most reliable vehicle. How can you argue with a 1.2 million sample size?
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 2:53:12 PM

I agree. Since owning Toyotas I am impressed by their reliability.

Too bad for Ford. I hear their new 6-speed automatics are trouble-prone. Toyota tends to stick with proven technology, even if it's old.

As for Chrysler - it was always near the bottom, just above Range Rover and Jaguar.
swenglar
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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2012 9:46:34 PM

Yeah them...
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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2012 12:20:11 PM

old news
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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2012 11:39:51 AM

Good for Toyota...
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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2012 11:02:02 AM

Consumer Reports: Toyota is tops for reliability and the usual CR haters come out to comment because their vehicle is not top on the lists. Ahhhhh! Don't believe the ratings, be closed minded and drive the crap that you do.
I have always driven Honda's and can't go wrong with them. My current vehicle was paid off many years ago and I don't need any car payments now! I will drive my current vehicle into the ground before buying anything new, used, EV, Inbred, diesel, hydrogen, alternative fuel, CNG, concept and certainly not a Prius, Tesla, Leaf, Volt or an NYC/Sandy Special 'exploding submarine Fiskar Karma Inbred!
Whatever the size or shape of the vehicle, Produce and ‘Drive’ vehicles with high MPG, are very safe, reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
XII/XXII/MMXII!
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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2012 10:35:49 AM

old post.
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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2012 10:20:36 AM

news stories the same as yesterday but the one that said gas prices are dropping, yesterday said they were rising. :o)
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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2012 10:18:25 AM

Reliable but boring cars and trucks. The Tacoma has not had a major refresh in years.
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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2012 10:17:27 AM

no new news?
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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2012 10:15:27 AM

Old!
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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2012 10:14:56 AM

Old news.
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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2012 10:14:30 AM

Toyota had massive recalls a few years back, and tried mightily to cover up and deny the sticking accelerator. Several people died as a result. Buy American.
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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2012 10:11:27 AM

Sounds good. . .
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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2012 10:11:11 AM



VERY OLD NEWS
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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2012 10:08:32 AM

If Toyota can do it for cars built here.... why can't the American companies?
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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2012 10:08:16 AM

What happened to remembering all those recalls?
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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2012 10:08:10 AM

In spite of the Consumer Reports bias over the years - I agree on this one I have switched brands over the years with out viehicles and now we have Lexus and they just have had no problems.
homespesial
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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2012 10:08:08 AM

good cars and quality
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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2012 10:07:30 AM

Whatevs
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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2012 10:07:03 AM

Another repeat
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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2012 10:06:52 AM

still buying american
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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2012 10:04:59 AM

I don't like
waynemustang
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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2012 10:04:12 AM

Toyota quality has been falling for years.
Don20
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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2012 10:04:04 AM

Consumer Reports: toyota is tops for reliability..

Yesterdays new. Consumer reports have always put toyota in the top position...
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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2012 10:03:59 AM

Old news.....
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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2012 10:01:47 AM

Love our 2 Toyotas.

We are praying for you on the East Coast.
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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2012 10:01:09 AM

Not for me!!!!!
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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2012 9:58:57 AM

Consumer Reports always ranks Toyota high.
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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2012 9:58:44 AM

ok.......
lightbulbman2008
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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2012 9:58:02 AM

really...
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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2012 9:55:06 AM

Quality should be job 1!
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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2012 9:54:51 AM

Old news.
balljars
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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2012 9:54:18 AM

YES you can always count on Toyota.
SkooterG
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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2012 9:53:29 AM

This article still around?
11SilveradoMN
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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2012 9:52:18 AM

I disagree, they have had many quality issues and recalls.
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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2012 9:51:48 AM

ok.
q2
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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2012 9:51:46 AM

old
f250dieselrat
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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2012 9:50:54 AM

someone has to be on top..
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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2012 9:50:53 AM

Same as y'day-good job
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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2012 9:50:16 AM

good
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rerun
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