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J.D. Power says fuel economy push lowering reliability

Discussion in 'BMW' started by floydarogers, Feb 12, 2014.

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    floydarogers

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    http://seattletimes.com/html/businesstechnology/2022889954_apxvehicledependability.html

    "The race to increase vehicle fuel economy is taking a toll on quality.
    Owners of three-year-old vehicles are reporting more problems than they did a year ago, according to J.D. Power and Associates' annual survey of vehicle dependability. It's the first time since 1998 that the average number of problems per vehicle has increased."
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    "Mini, Dodge and Land Rover had the most reported problems. Mini, the worst performer, had 185 problems per 100 vehicles."

    Wow, that's a lot of problems for Mini.
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    MGarrison

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    Definitely, way too mini problems!
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    steven s

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    I don't see my 2003 Mini lasting as long as my E36s.
    I guess I forget that it's a 10 year old car.
    My E36s are even older. :)
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    charlson89

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    Yep MINI's great for technicians. ;)
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    steven s

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    I guess a MINI really is a BMW.
    Bring My Wallet. :)
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    charlson89

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    Yah but only problem with MINI after you Break My Wallet you don't get the Bring More Women. haha:rolleyes:
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    330indy1

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    Start/Stop Ignition
    Thinner Oil
    Turbos

    BOOM!
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    ChristopherG

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    Start stop is bad enough from the standpoint of extra wear federal mogul has developed specially coated bearings to deal with the repeated starts.

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