The Truth About Cars » vote http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Wed, 10 Dec 2014 17:21:42 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 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 is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars » vote http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Are Chinese Cars Catching Up With The World? Cast Your Vote http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/11/are-chinese-cars-catching-up-with-the-world-cast-your-vote/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/11/are-chinese-cars-catching-up-with-the-world-cast-your-vote/#comments Fri, 30 Nov 2012 14:08:52 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=468561 Of course Chinese cars are all craptastic patent violations on wobbly wheels. But then, the same had been said about Japanese and later Korean cars. Can Chinese carmakers repeat what Japan and Korea have done? J.D. Power thinks they are rapidly improving.  “Chinese domestic brands have substantially narrowed the gap with international brands in overall […]

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Of course Chinese cars are all craptastic patent violations on wobbly wheels. But then, the same had been said about Japanese and later Korean cars. Can Chinese carmakers repeat what Japan and Korea have done? J.D. Power thinks they are rapidly improving. 

“Chinese domestic brands have substantially narrowed the gap with international brands in overall vehicle appeal,” J.D. Power found in its 2012 China APEAL study.

However, if you look at the ranking supplied by J.D. Power, all you see is foreign joint ventures. China’s indigenous brands have an average APEAL score of 781 points, which is “an historic high for brands of Chinese automakers,” but not good enough to be listed. The industry average stands at 822 ;points, and all Chinese brands were found to be way below average. To spare the Chinese the embarrassment (and possibly to entice the Chinese brands to finally pay for the study,) the identities of the folks below average are not being disclosed by J.D. Power.

What’s above the line is vintage J.D Power: #1 Audi is a mere 6.2 percent better than #21 placed FAW-Mazda. If we are lucky, both are within the margin of error of the survey, especially of one conducted in China.

If J.D. Power tells us nothing, let’s consult the experts: You.

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Vote: Is The Second Car Going Out Of Style? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/06/vote-is-the-second-car-going-out-of-style/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/06/vote-is-the-second-car-going-out-of-style/#comments Thu, 21 Jun 2012 19:14:26 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=449751 Bloomberg and car analyst Itay Michaeli spotted a new trend: The second car could be going out of style, and this “may hurt U.S. auto sales,” Bloomberg says. Indeed, “the average number of vehicles for every U.S. driver has declined since hitting a record in 2007.” Is it a new trend that “Americans are increasingly […]

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Bloomberg and car analyst Itay Michaeli spotted a new trend: The second car could be going out of style, and this “may hurt U.S. auto sales,” Bloomberg says.

Indeed, “the average number of vehicles for every U.S. driver has declined since hitting a record in 2007.” Is it a new trend that “Americans are increasingly willing to settle for owning one car or truck?”

It looks to us like it is simply a phenomenon that occurs in most recessions (our grey overlay) when the number of vehicles per driver usually goes south.

However, excessive car ownership may indeed have plateaued. With more than 800 cars per thousand people, the U.S. is the country with the highest car ownership in the world. Other countries with wide open spaces, such as Canada, or Australia have much less.

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