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Top brands in Germany's DEKRA car reliability survey

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Top brands in Germany's DEKRA car reliability survey

Date of publication: 2010-04-08 10:31:21

Vehicle quality is an important part of Germany’s half-yearly AutoMarxX survey by the well-known motoring organisation ADAC. The figures covered in this section of the report are based, for the first time, on the current statistics provided by DEKRA, the country’s leading vehicle inspection firm.

Rafal Zaglewski

Audi is once again the No.1 brand ranked in Germany’s half-yearly AutoMarxX survey by the well-known motoring organisation ADAC, published in December 2009. The Ingolstadt-based automaker led the way ahead of Mercedes-Benz, previously ranked third, and BMW, previously in second place.

Also in the top-5, the AutoMarxX survey lists Volkswagen and Volvo, with the Swedish brand moving up from ninth place.

AutoMarxX is the most comprehensive study of its kind in Germany, analysing the performance of more than 30 key car brands in areas such as brand image, sales performance, customer satisfaction, vehicle quality, technology and innovation.

With a weighing system that gives a significant 30% of the overall score to vehicle quality, this area of motoring is an important part of the regular AutoMarxX survey. The figures covered in this section of the report are based on the current statistics provided by the ADAC emergency breakdown service, TUV and, for the first time, also by DEKRA, Germany’s leading vehicle inspection firm.

Accordingly, these are the top-5 brands for vehicle reliability according to the DEKRA figures:

1. Saab

2. Audi

3. Subaru

4. Porsche

5. Mitsubishi

Overall, these are the top-5 performers in the whole vehicle-quality section of the latest AutoMarxX survey:

1. Audi (ranked first in the previous AutoMarxX survey in June 2009)

2. Mercedes-Benz (ranked second in the previous AutoMarxX survey in June 2009)

3. BMW (ranked third in the previous AutoMarxX survey in June 2009)

4. Volkswagen (ranked fifth in the previous AutoMarxX survey in June 2009)

5. Porsche (ranked fourth in the previous AutoMarxX survey in June 2009)

link:

http://www.samar.pl/__/__la/en/__ac/sec,4/new/57274/__1.html

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Happy to see a certain Swedish brand there :)

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Link does not open for me ..... so I wonder what SAAB pushed them to the top of the list.

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Link does not open for me ..... so I wonder what SAAB pushed them to the top of the list.

The 9-3, and the fact that this is not like JD Power surveys where someone complaining about not liking a SAAB's ignition key placement and someone complaining that their engine blew up is given the same weight in the final score...

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Reliability is as much about dealership care and parts ubiquity than cars breaking down. How else could one explain Volkswagen - one of the most revered, reliable and mainstream brands in Europe - becoming suddenly an unreliable niche car once it hits US shores. Every mechanic knows how to fix a Golf in Europe, but here, we need specialists and dealers. Over there, 90 octane is lowest compared to our 87, and 5W40 is easy to find. It all adds up to Volkswagen of America's high maintenance image.

VW has been successful adapting to local environments and tastes in China. Hopefully they can do the same in the US.

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