The Truth About Cars » survey http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Fri, 12 Feb 2016 18:54:02 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars » survey http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Americans Buying More Cars Than Ever, And They Can’t Stand Them http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/americans-buying-cars-ever-cant-stand/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/americans-buying-cars-ever-cant-stand/#comments Wed, 26 Aug 2015 22:00:36 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1153617 Sick of recalls and rising costs, Americans are buying cars now, more than ever, and apparently they don’t like it, the Associated Press is reporting. An annual survey of 4,300 new car owners revealed that overall satisfaction with new cars is at its lowest point since 2004. Most of that is due to repeated recalls, according to […]

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Sick of recalls and rising costs, Americans are buying cars now, more than ever, and apparently they don’t like it, the Associated Press is reporting. An annual survey of 4,300 new car owners revealed that overall satisfaction with new cars is at its lowest point since 2004. Most of that is due to repeated recalls, according to […]

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Wait a Second Before You Invest Any More Energy in J.D. Power http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/wait-second-invest-energy-j-d-power/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/wait-second-invest-energy-j-d-power/#comments Thu, 23 Jul 2015 16:00:26 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1123345 There’s a considerable need for independent research and analysis, especially when it comes to cars. But I have something to tell you about J.D. Power and Associate’s annual Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout study: it’s remarkably flawed. The annual survey — alongside most other annual surveys — serves as a stump from which automakers proudly […]

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There’s a considerable need for independent research and analysis, especially when it comes to cars. But I have something to tell you about J.D. Power and Associate’s annual Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout study: it’s remarkably flawed. The annual survey — alongside most other annual surveys — serves as a stump from which automakers proudly […]

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Industry: Optimism Is Back, But Only A Little At A Time http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/05/optimism-is-back-sorta/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/05/optimism-is-back-sorta/#comments Tue, 22 May 2012 16:28:15 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=445547 Optimism sure ain’t what it used to be. Introducing its latest survey of auto industry executives [PDF], Booz & Co. proclaims that “optimism is skyrocketing,” and that “a new wave of optimism is overtaking the U.S. auto industry.” They’re not wrong, but for those used to the pre-bailout days of unabashed optimism dressed up as analysis, the […]

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Optimism sure ain’t what it used to be. Introducing its latest survey of auto industry executives [PDF], Booz & Co. proclaims that “optimism is skyrocketing,” and that “a new wave of optimism is overtaking the U.S. auto industry.” They’re not wrong, but for those used to the pre-bailout days of unabashed optimism dressed up as analysis, the […]

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Survey Says: Old Folks Buy Domestic, Young Folks Buy Foreign http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/07/survey-says-old-folks-buy-domestic-young-folks-buy-foreign/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/07/survey-says-old-folks-buy-domestic-young-folks-buy-foreign/#comments Wed, 27 Jul 2011 15:37:04 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=404481 Despite the domestic auto industry’s bailout-fueled turnaround, there are a few challenges that the Detroit-based firms have yet to overcome: sales on the West Coast for one, and sales to young people for another. TrueCar tackled the scope of this second issue, digging through millions of transactions to determine the favored cars of both Generation […]

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Despite the domestic auto industry’s bailout-fueled turnaround, there are a few challenges that the Detroit-based firms have yet to overcome: sales on the West Coast for one, and sales to young people for another. TrueCar tackled the scope of this second issue, digging through millions of transactions to determine the favored cars of both Generation […]

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Where Are Our Green Car Priorities? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/07/what-is-americas-fuel-economy/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/07/what-is-americas-fuel-economy/#comments Fri, 15 Jul 2011 17:04:42 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=402839 As a relatively pragmatic person who generally chooses the imperfect-yet-achievable path rather than agonizing over the perfect-but-unattainable goal, this chart [from a fascinating Boston Consulting report, in PDF here]  frustrates me. I understand why Americans choose hybrid-electric cars as their most favored “green car” technology, but from their it gets fairly crazy. EVs are fantastic […]

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As a relatively pragmatic person who generally chooses the imperfect-yet-achievable path rather than agonizing over the perfect-but-unattainable goal, this chart [from a fascinating Boston Consulting report, in PDF here]  frustrates me. I understand why Americans choose hybrid-electric cars as their most favored “green car” technology, but from their it gets fairly crazy. EVs are fantastic […]

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Survey Says: 57% Of Americans Won’t Buy EVs Regardless Of Gas Prices http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/05/survey-says-57-of-americans-wont-buy-evs-regardless-of-gas-prices/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/05/survey-says-57-of-americans-wont-buy-evs-regardless-of-gas-prices/#comments Wed, 25 May 2011 16:00:39 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=396066 Gallup has just released a new poll asking Americans to rate their likelihood of making certain lifestyle changes based on different hypothetical gas prices. The result: 57 percent refuse to consider buying an “electric car that you could only drive for a limited number of miles at one time” no matter how high gas prices […]

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Gallup has just released a new poll asking Americans to rate their likelihood of making certain lifestyle changes based on different hypothetical gas prices. The result: 57 percent refuse to consider buying an “electric car that you could only drive for a limited number of miles at one time” no matter how high gas prices […]

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How Efficient Are Plug-In Cars? Survey Says… http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/05/how-efficient-are-plug-ins/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/05/how-efficient-are-plug-ins/#comments Wed, 04 May 2011 19:19:33 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=393632 A number of plug-in hopeful firms have been testing their future products in fleets, keeping a close eye on the data coming back as they prepare for their consumer launches or wider availability. One such vehicle, Toyota’s plug-in Prius has been testing for some time now, and while the results of US and European testing […]

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A number of plug-in hopeful firms have been testing their future products in fleets, keeping a close eye on the data coming back as they prepare for their consumer launches or wider availability. One such vehicle, Toyota’s plug-in Prius has been testing for some time now, and while the results of US and European testing […]

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TrueDelta Updates Reliability Survey http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/08/truedelta-updates-reliability-survey/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/08/truedelta-updates-reliability-survey/#comments Mon, 16 Aug 2010 20:41:42 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=363089 Thanks in part to help from TTAC readers, TrueDelta received a record number of responses to last month’s Car Reliability Survey—nearly 18,000. Updated car reliability stats have been posted to the site for 458 cars, up from 404 three month ago. There are partial results for another 351. These stats cover through the end of […]

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Thanks in part to help from TTAC readers, TrueDelta received a record number of responses to last month’s Car Reliability Survey—nearly 18,000. Updated car reliability stats have been posted to the site for 458 cars, up from 404 three month ago. There are partial results for another 351. These stats cover through the end of […]

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The Truth About JD Power’s 2010 Vehicle Dependability Survey http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/03/the-truth-about-jd-powers-2010-vehicle-dependability-survey/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/03/the-truth-about-jd-powers-2010-vehicle-dependability-survey/#comments Thu, 18 Mar 2010 19:46:08 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=349580 I conduct a car reliability survey at TrueDelta.com. Since we promptly update our results four times a year, we can report on new models ahead of anyone else. Last year, we announced that the 2009 Jaguar XF was faring poorly. This provoked a blistering backlash from owners at a particular Jaguar forum. In the end, […]

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I conduct a car reliability survey at TrueDelta.com. Since we promptly update our results four times a year, we can report on new models ahead of anyone else. Last year, we announced that the 2009 Jaguar XF was faring poorly. This provoked a blistering backlash from owners at a particular Jaguar forum. In the end, […]

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Toyota Loses Face In Japan. Or Not http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/03/toyota-loses-face-in-japan-or-not/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/03/toyota-loses-face-in-japan-or-not/#comments Mon, 15 Mar 2010 09:12:40 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=348953 Toyota sales back home in Japan have yet to show a sign of suffering (they were up 49.9 percent in February while the Japanese market rose 35.1 percent.) However, Toyota’s reputation is taking a hit in the Land of the Rising Sun, says The Nikkei [sub].  Depends on how you look at it: 40 percent […]

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Toyota sales back home in Japan have yet to show a sign of suffering (they were up 49.9 percent in February while the Japanese market rose 35.1 percent.) However, Toyota’s reputation is taking a hit in the Land of the Rising Sun, says The Nikkei [sub].  Depends on how you look at it: 40 percent […]

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