The Top 10 Least Dependable Automakers of 2018 By J.D Power. Is Yours On The List?

The J.D. Power 2018 Vehicle Dependability Study has been released, with overall vehicle dependability improving 9 percent from 2017. In its 29th year, the study measuring the number of problems experienced per 100 vehicles (PP100) during the past 12 months by original owners of 2015 model year vehicles. A lower score reflects higher quality since that means there were fewer problems experienced per 100 vehicles.

The overall industry average went from 142 PP100 to 156 PP100 this year, an increase of 14 points.

Continuing to be problematic for owners is in-vehicle technology, including audio, communications, entertainment, and navigation. The category … Continue

Subaru Of America Celebrates 50th Anniversary.

Wow, 50 years already.  2018 marks the 50th anniversary from a little known Japanese automaker that started with humble beginnings in North America. The current lineup is anchored by three all-wheel-drive crossovers that remain in strong demand. Subaru has achieved 74 consecutive months of year-over-year sales increases.

That hasn’t always been the narrative for Subaru, a car brand created by the Japanese industrial conglomerate formerly known as Fuji Heavy Industries. Since its start here in 1968 as an importer of a quirky microcar called the 360, Subaru has fought — and usually won — a slew of uphill … Continue