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Automobile Brand and Manufacturer Quality in 1995
by James Bleeker

Content Summary

This section of Auto on Info rates and ranks auto brands and auto manufacturers with significant sales in the U.S.

The ratings and rankings are for year 1995 and use the statistics found in the Used-Cars-to-Avoid table and the reliability charts of the April 1995 issue of Consumer Reports, as well as the statistics found in the reliability charts of the April 1995 through 2002 issues of Consumer Reports, likely the most respected and followed source of automobile-quality information in North America.

Each page has a "Summary and Analysis" section.

This section currently has the following pages:

1995 - The 10 Best Automobile Brands: Go
1995 - The 10 Worst Automobile Brands: Go
1995 - The Ratings and Rankings of All Automobile Brands: Go
1995 - The Ratings and Rankings of All Automobile Manufacturers: Go

Highlights

Some interesting highlights of automobile brand and manufacturer quality in 1995 are:

1. By one of the two quality measures, the Honda brand dropped some from 1990, but placed first in the other.

2. The Toyota brand continued to place within the Top 10 by both of the two quality measures, as its new Lexus brand placed even higher - first by one of the two quality measures.

3. Brands of General Motors Corporation and the Chrysler Group accounted for half or more of the Bottom 10 by both quality rankings.

4. Toyota Motor Corporation was first in quality by both rankings in 1995.

5. The Big Three - General Motors, Chrysler, and Ford Motor Company - accounted for half of the Bottom 6 by both quality rankings, as they did in 1985 and 1990.

For a Google Knol by site manager that summarizes the changes in auto-brand and auto-manufacturer ranking from 1990 to 2010 by the quality measures of this section, click Go.

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