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Autofile Logo By Mark Toljagic of Autofile | Slide 1 of 22: Text by Mark ToljagicThere’s welcome news for shoppers who come to expect a positive ownership experience after dishing out large for a new car or truck. After four years of slipping quality scores, consumer research firm J.D. Power recorded a significant uptick in vehicle dependability in its 2018 survey involving almost 37,000 American owners of three-year-old models. Overall vehicle dependability improved 9% compared to last year, the first time the industry average score has gone down (down equals better) since 2013.

Vehicle dependability on the rise

Text by Mark Toljagic

There’s welcome news for shoppers who come to expect a positive ownership experience after dishing out large for a new car or truck. After four years of slipping quality scores, consumer research firm J.D. Power recorded a significant uptick in vehicle dependability in its 2018 survey involving almost 37,000 American owners of three-year-old models. Overall vehicle dependability improved 9% compared to last year, the first time the industry average score has gone down (down equals better) since 2013.

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