You can already buy a few Chinese-made cars in North America, including the Buick Envision, Cadillac CT6 hybrid, and Volvo S60 Inscription, but not yet any from a Chinese company. Which of the many Chinese auto makers will be first? Based on a presentation at NAIAS (the Detroit Auto Show), GAC now seems to be the leading contender. Who’s GAC?… More →
Most disappointing new car at NAIAS: the 2018 Ford EcoSport. Ford dragged its feet on importing this small crossover from India (a first for the U.S. market). But the segment has become so hot that, like Chevrolet with the Trax, it decided it had to offer it. Ford claims to have thoroughly upgraded the EcoSport to make it suitable for… More →
Lexus LF-1 Limitless, a crossover companion for the LS sedan and LC coupe. I expect a future production Lexus to closely resemble this concept.
Comment by Jim Griffin after seeing photos from NAIAS on TrueDelta’s Facebook page.
Much of TrueDelta’s car reliability information is only accessible by members. But do members know this information exists? With the following types of reports do you: –not realize (or forget) it exists –know it exists, don’t see the point –know it exists, see the point, but never visit the pages –use this information The reliability reports: 1. reliability stats that… More →
We asked visitors to TrueDelta’s Facebook page to guess the 20 most commonly reported repairs. Ten were guessed, another ten have been flying under the radar. Is there any pattern to the way perceptions don’t match reality, of the car parts most likely to need work? One note before getting to the list: none of the most commonly repaired parts… More →
J.D. Power presented the results of its 31st annual Initial Quality Study (IQS) today at the Detroit-based Automotive Press Association. For the second year in a row domestic brands scored better than the imports, though Hyundai-Kia did best of all. Lexus, which used to have the top score, for the first time ranked below the average. Most other Japanese nameplates… More →
One big change with the new car reliability survey process is we now save and track partial responses. I have wondered how many of these we’d end up with. How many people who start the survey wouldn’t finish it? We now have an answer. At this point we have 233 partial responses. While this is 233 more than I’d like… More →
We’ve updated our car reliability stats to cover through the end of March 2017, making our information nearly a year ahead of that available elsewhere. Some results that caught my eye… While we have only a very small sample size of the new 2016-2017 Mazda CX-9, none of the 13 cars in the survey has needed a repair. This is… More →
This morning we launched a new survey form that eliminates a big longstanding weakness of the site and adds some major features members have been asking for. We’ve wanted to do it for literally years, but other projects and crises kept getting in the way. So we’re very happy to finally have the new form out the door. In the… More →