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Old 11-19-2010, 07:53 PM
JimD1 JimD1 is offline
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Consumers Reports is not a reliable source of information on cars. Not only is their "data" uncontrolled opinions from readers but they outright lie at times to make headlines. Remember the Suzuki Samuri. CR basically admitted they lied but proving intent is very difficult and that is what they rely upon to avoid paying penalties. They did something similar to the Izuzu Trooper. If you think they are credible, you need to check out these websites:

http://www.junkscience.com/consumer/...r_wsj0919.html

http://www.topspeed.com/cars/car-new...d-ar41569.html

They are dishonest. Their view of the truth is based upon their upper management being lawyers. To lawyers, the truth is whatever you can convince a jury it is.

When CR does testing and reports the results, they are worth listening to. Unfortunately they do no real tests on cars. They may have somebody drive them around and make comments but there are better places to get that sort of information. Their feedback is so limited (above average, what does that mean? How does it compare to a smaller or larger vehicle? What if the owner loves his vehicle and considers a trip to the dealer a month acceptable? What if that is not acceptable to you? CR is just not a good source of information. As you can probably tell, the thing that bothers me most is I do not think they are honest.

Jim
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