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#95 of 1566 Young Car Buyers Favor Import Compacts
Feb 22, 2013 (2:52 pm)
Young new-car buyers--those between 16 and 35 years old--continued to be attracted to import brands in 2012, and higher percentages of them selected compact, sporty car models, according to data collected by J.D. Power and Associates' Power Information Network(R) (PIN).
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#96 of 1566 Re: Young Car Buyers Favor Import Compacts [circlew]
Feb 22, 2013 (3:39 pm)
I find it amusing that after our kids finish college and start working they often start to better appreciate their parent's life experiences and decisions. I will say however, that I don't think everyone is against Detroit product per se, it's just that they need to prove they have a better offer for our purchase, regardless of which generation is doing the buying. Unfortunately, I'm not sure Detroit is really acomplishing that right now.
#97 of 1566 Re: Young Car Buyers Favor Import Compacts [berri]
Feb 23, 2013 (4:13 am)
Unfortunately, I'm not sure Detroit is really acomplishing that right now.
Unfortunately for them...fortunately for the other brands.
Toyota and its luxury Lexus brand topped the charts again in J.D. Power’s vehicle dependability study while Ram climbed into the top 10.
The Asian automaker’s Lexus brand ranked first and Toyota was tied with Lincoln for third in the study which measures problems owners report in their 2010 model-year cars after three years of ownership.
Porsche was ranked second and Mercedes-Benz was fifth.
While the Detroit Three continued to narrow the gap on quality scores in the study, seven Toyota and Lexus models had the best scores in their segment awards — more than any other manufacturer in 2013.
“More so than other automaker, when they have choices to make, they almost always make the choice to maximize the dependability of their vehicle,” said David Sargent, vice president of global automotive at J.D. Power and Associates. “It’s something they have been doing for 30 years.”
Feb 23, 2013 (10:01 am)
Maybe it's just me, but that is ugly.
#99 of 1566 Re: Interesting [dieselone]
Feb 23, 2013 (10:11 am)
Wow - that anime is worse than some of the recent Asian stuff! It just looks angry and ugly.
#100 of 1566 Re: Interesting [dieselone]
Feb 23, 2013 (10:36 am)
I think it looks better than the Ford fish mouth on the Fusion.
#101 of 1566 Re: Interesting [berri]
Feb 23, 2013 (12:34 pm)
Nah, just needs a little make-up!
#102 of 1566 Re: Interesting [berri]
Feb 23, 2013 (5:18 pm)
I was shocked, and Jeep is usually conservative with styling.
All it needs are round headlights (one set, not two), and maybe a tamer lower grille.
#103 of 1566 Re: Interesting [ateixeira]
Feb 24, 2013 (3:55 am)
I think the main thing is the heavy use of chrome on the front, make that black or body colour and it would be better, I will reserve judgment on the rest until I see it in real life ( could be okay or could be ugly, will have to wait and see) it certainly is different in any case.
#104 of 1566 Re: Interesting [scwmcan]
Feb 24, 2013 (5:53 am)
The contrast certainly doesn't help.
I predict an emergency refresh in the 2nd year, which is sadly common nowadays.