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Old 06 Jun 2007, 06:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ford Wins Most Awards in Rankings
Wednesday June 6, 6:47 pm ET
By Jeff Karoub, Associated Press Writer
Ford Grabs Most Awards in 2007 Vehicle Quality Rankings, Leads Pack for 1st Time in 9 Years


DETROIT (AP) -- Ford Motor Co. supplanted Toyota as leader of the pack in J.D. Power and Associates' annual initial quality rankings released Wednesday, grabbing more individual awards than any other automaker for the first time since 1998, when it tied for the top spot.

Ford ranked highest in five of 19 segments in this year's survey. That's two better than in 1998 -- the last time a U.S. automaker was on top -- when Ford tied with Toyota and Honda.

The Dearborn automaker earned segment awards for the Ford Mustang, Lincoln Mark LT, Lincoln MKZ, Mercury Milan and Mazda MX-5 Miata. Mazda is 33.4 percent owned by Ford.

Porsche again dominated the overall ranking of brands, averaging 91 problems per 100 vehicles, as it had last year. That compared with a 2007 industry average of 125 problems per 100 vehicles. Last year it was 124.

Toyota Motor Corp., which grabbed the top spot in 11 segments last year, captured only four this year -- the 4Runner, Sequoia, Tacoma and Lexus RX350/RX400h.

Ford's Lincoln brand, which jumped from 12th to third in overall vehicle quality, averaged 100 problems per 100 vehicles. It was behind Porsche and Toyota's Lexus luxury brand, which averaged 94 problems per 100 vehicles.

"We saw dramatic improvement from Lincoln," said Neal Oddes, J.D. Power's director of product research and analysis. "It was a fantastic year for the Mercury Milan, with dramatic improvements in terms of defects."

Overall, he said, Ford's strength came from new launches such as the Edge, MKX and MKZ.

Ford spokeswoman Anne Marie Gattari said those launches "speak volumes about what we're doing right."

"What we saw today is the result of several years of adhering to our design and manufacturing processes with complete discipline," she said. "It took some time for the results to be evident."

Toyota had seen its list of quality leaders decrease in a quality study released Monday by Strategic Vision Inc., a San Diego-based market research company and consultant to automakers. Despite improving its overall quality, Toyota led in one category in that study -- down from four in 2006. South Korean automaker Hyundai Motor Co. led in five categories, outperforming its Japanese, European and U.S. competitors. Last year, it had no winners.

Joe Ivers, J.D. Power's executive director of quality and customer satisfaction, said there's no clear answer for Toyota's drop. But several vehicles brought its quality performance down this year, including the Corolla, Prius and Lexus models.

It is worth noting, he said, that Toyota executives have been speaking publicly about their concerns about maintaining its historically high quality during a time of rapid growth.

"We're not used to seeing their vehicles go backward from a quality standpoint, and several of them did," he said. "It's no big change, but when things go backward for Toyota, it's unusual."

Toyota spokesman Mike Michels said the company was pleased with its results, adding that Toyota was the second-ranked non-luxury brand and stayed in the top 10 overall. Lexus also maintained its second-place ranking overall.

Michels said the LS460, which for the first time was not the top-ranked in its segment, came in a close second to the Audi A8 and Mercedes Benz S-Class, which tied for first. Still, the company also was pleased with that showing, since it was a redesigned model and had just been shipped to dealers before the survey-taking began.

Michels said small shifts such as these make a huge difference as the quality gap has narrowed among automakers.

"In our view, if you really look at this, we're starting to see differences that are not statistically significant," he said.

"The (Initial Quality Survey) is not the whole picture when it comes to customers' perceptions and the information they have on quality. We think that long-term quality and durability are what people base their buying decisions on."

In the J.D. Power survey, Hyundai fell from third overall to 12th. Oddes said relaunched vehicles such as the Santa Fe did not do as well as the automaker had hoped. On the plus side, the redesigned Elantra performed well in its segment.

Lincoln was followed by Honda, Mercedes-Benz, Jaguar and Toyota. Honda, with the fewest problems per 100 vehicles among non-luxury brands, improved in the ranking to fourth from sixth in 2006.

The most improved nameplates in the study are Land Rover, Saab and Mercedes-Benz.

Ivers said Mercedes-Benz's improvements have been significant and speedy across its product line. It grabbed the top spot in three segments, and notable was its S-Class going from "worst to first" as it launched a redesigned model.

"A lot of people avoid buying a vehicle in its first year of production, but Mercedes, with its S-Class, got everything right," he said.

J.D. Power also gave the Platinum Plant Quality Award for producing vehicles yielding the fewest defects to Ford's Wixom Assembly Plant, which stopped making cars May 31. The Detroit-area plant produced the Lincoln Town Car, which averages 35 problems per 100 vehicles.

It was the first North American assembly plant to receive the honor since 1999.

For the study, Westlake Village, Calif.-based J.D. Power collected responses from more than 97,000 buyers and lessees of new 2007 model year vehicles after 90 days of ownership.

This year's survey included 228 questions and asked for information specifically about design and production, such as defects and malfunctions.

J.D. Power and Associates: http://www.jdpower.com
Well this is good news not only for Ford, but for the American Auto industry. Hopefully Ford can rebound.

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Alot of Toyota factories are here.
I'm sorry, but I'm rooting for Ford.

They're the major employer in Michigan, and with Michigan being in the kind of shape it's in, we NEED Ford to do well.
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Don't forget that Ford owns Volvo and Mazda, too. Good times.

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mazda, lmao. That report doesn't really say anything promising for ford. It mostly says they're suprised that Toyota wasn't as hot as it normally is. And then it blames that primarily on that goddamned prius. But since there's a long assed wait just to get one of them, I'm gonna guess that it isn't hurting sales any. BTW, where are GM and Dodge If you look at the quality ratings, it's not like ford or any us manufacturer is topping the charts. Toyota is pretty much dominating. But of course, that doesn't mean you can't spin things if you only want to pick individual winners of a particular category. But in 8 of 9 overall rankings, Ford picks up an average rating while Toyota gets better than average in 5 of 9. Mazda picks up lower than average in 5 of 9 and nothing higher than average in the other four Seriously, I wouldn't run out and start buying stock in america manufacturers just yet, and not to mention, there are plenty of Toyota and other japanese cars actually built in this country. But it's all good. Personally, I'd love to get a big assed American Deisel truck and plow through all the mother fucking hippies and bums I have to deal with. Shit, my old man's already rocking a gm 2500 and a ford 250, just because he can.





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mazda, lmao. That report doesn't really say anything promising for ford. It mostly says they're suprised that Toyota wasn't as hot as it normally is. And then it blames that primarily on that goddamned prius. But since there's a long assed wait just to get one of them, I'm gonna guess that it isn't hurting sales any. BTW, where are GM and Dodge If you look at the quality ratings, it's not like ford or any us manufacturer is topping the charts. Toyota is pretty much dominating. But of course, that doesn't mean you can't spin things if you only want to pick individual winners of a particular category. But in 8 of 9 overall rankings, Ford picks up an average rating while Toyota gets better than average in 5 of 9. Mazda picks up lower than average in 5 of 9 and nothing higher than average in the other four Seriously, I wouldn't run out and start buying stock in america manufacturers just yet, and not to mention, there are plenty of Toyota and other japanese cars actually built in this country. But it's all good. Personally, I'd love to get a big assed American Deisel truck and plow through all the mother fucking hippies and bums I have to deal with. Shit, my old man's already rocking a gm 2500 and a ford 250, just because he can.





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Oh don't get me wrong. I'm not saying something like, "here comes the american auto makers charging back from their slump!". I'm just saying, with how shitty Ford has been lately, with how much bad news has come out of that company. With how bad their hurting, it's nice to see some, if any good news.

This is a drop in the bucket, but it's a start at least.
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Well, in three years when all those Fords are in the shop with fucked up transmissions, or what have you, JD Power will be handing out prizes to the Japanese again.
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Is that owns as in it actually owns the company or owns as in its totally superior to Volvo and Mazda? Stupid question, but my knowledge on cars on a scale of 1 to 10, is like a 2.
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Is that owns as in it actually owns the company or owns as in its totally superior to Volvo and Mazda? Stupid question, but my knowledge on cars on a scale of 1 to 10, is like a 2.
Ford actually owns 33% or something like that of Mazda. Dunno what the numbers are on Volvo.
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Meh wait a year or so. Toyota will be back up there soon.

Good news for the American company though. There has been a lot of bad news. But that is only because the news is true. I still favor GM over Ford though... but both of them do not make high quality cars IMO.
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