QOTD: What Do J.D. Power Lists Mean to You?

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey

Yesterday was J.D. Power IQS day.

As we reported, Ram did well, as did Porsche. In general, J.D. Power's IQS list is considered respectable and influential in the industry -- even with recent debate over whether customer confusion over poor infotainment UX really should count as part of a "quality" index.

As you no doubt know, automakers love to tout their J.D. Power rankings in ads when they do well.

So, with that in mind, do you use J.D. Power as one of the ways you try to measure reliability when you're car shopping?

If so, why? If not, why not?

Sound off below.

[Image: Ram]

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Tim Healey
Tim Healey

Tim Healey grew up around the auto-parts business and has always had a love for cars — his parents joke his first word was “‘Vette”. Despite this, he wanted to pursue a career in sports writing but he ended up falling semi-accidentally into the automotive-journalism industry, first at Consumer Guide Automotive and later at Web2Carz.com. He also worked as an industry analyst at Mintel Group and freelanced for About.com, CarFax, Vehix.com, High Gear Media, Torque News, FutureCar.com, Cars.com, among others, and of course Vertical Scope sites such as AutoGuide.com, Off-Road.com, and HybridCars.com. He’s an urbanite and as such, doesn’t need a daily driver, but if he had one, it would be compact, sporty, and have a manual transmission.

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  • Cprescott Cprescott on Jul 01, 2024
    Well, when it showed Toyoduhs and Honduhs at the top, this list was said to mean something! ROFL!
    • Slavuta Slavuta on Jul 01, 2024
      When grandma had a d--k, she was grandpa.... May be Toyondah was better back then? But I never paid any attention to JDP and seem nobody here did. What is the problem then?
  • Tstew78 Tstew78 on Jul 02, 2024
    Aren't they a ZZ Top cover band?
  • Wjtinfwb "If I had asked idiot traitors what they wanted, they would have said faster horses".... What they wanted, vs. what they'll actually pay for are clearly two different things. It's not hard to want the vision of EV's the Biden admin sold everyone; inexpensive, fast charging with long-range, charging on every corner, minimal impact on the environment. The government delivered none of that. They threw automakers under the bus at the last minute after many of them made huge investment in tech, plants, R&D. Then Biden and his hapless bunch just walked away, built no charging stations, no support for natural resources and doubled down by stoking the labor fires increasing automakers costs substantially. EV's are absurdly expensive for the utility they provide and time is demonstrating their resale value to be in par with a 80's GM diesel wearing a Yugo badge. Sorry, it's not the consumers job to make a fairy tale come true. Making and selling cars is extraordinarily capital intensive, the automakers aren't throwing good money after bad betting on a senile old man who has delivered on none of his promises and is rapidly making himself irrelevant in the national conversation.
  • Fred As a British Car Fan I liked them, but then I sat in one and changed my mind. I like the unique looks of the newer ones.
  • FreedMike Not much to look at, but these were sweet to drive.
  • EBFlex Ford finally making a good decision although they should shut down their EV operations and investment all together. Why lose that money too?
  • Mike Lol. This is the king of suvs. And its made by GM.Why is everyone trashing it?Top of its its class for a quarter century.