A recent article on the AP Auto Writers site pointed out that car shoppers today are less likely to end up with lemons.
“In the past five years, global competition has forced automakers to improve the quality and reliability of their vehicles — everything from inexpensive mini-cars to decked-out luxury SUVs,” Dee-Ann Durbin writes in the piece.
Clearly, a focus on quality—perhaps after a wake-up call to the industry—has meant that drivers encounter fewer repairs or problems. Reliability indices suggest that ratings for cars are very close. Something has changed in the industry, to be sure.
“So automakers are trying to set themselves apart with sleek, cutting-edge exterior designs and more features such as luxurious interiors, multiple air bags, dashboard computers and touch-screen controls,” Durbin writes.
What is your experience with respect to reliability in the cars you drive? Is your car manufactured by an American automaker? Let us hear from you.