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Better value is driving customer satisfaction scores up for automakers, according to the American Customer Satisfaction Index's (ACSI) latest. Tech companies have seen a few strange rebrandings over the years. Google's new corporate existence as Alphabet stands out, as does. You said one but since you want to throw entire lists on there, here goes: Worst: Kia Saturn Chevy Chrysler Mazda Jaguar Hummer Land Rover.
The Nigerian email scam It comes to you by email: On the 21st of April, my client, his wife and their only child were involved in a car accident. All occupants of the vehicle unfortunately lost their lives.
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View photos So you get excited. Maybe you make an offer on a house in Connecticut. But then a funny thing happens: Agabi asks you to send some money to him, to cover bribes to officials. You will never get any money. Yes, people still fall for the Nigerian scam. A lot of people. Oh—but she needs a little money for a ticket to come see you. View photos Oh, and can you help her out with her rent?
You hit paydirt almost immediately: But sure enough, you get a money order or certified check in the mail. And millions of people get scammed that way every year. If you have any concern that the message could be true, do not click the link in the email. Usually, though, you can tell at a glance that these emails are fake. If it purports to be from Yahoo, it probably includes a graphic of the outdated logo: I need your help flying back home and paying my hotel bills!
It may even be a brief phone call instead of an email. Be careful to pose a question that requires more than knowledge of basic family information e. Or a loan with an impressively high credit limit. All you have to do is pay the annual fee up front. Can you guess what happens next? You never hear from them again. There never was a credit card or loan. You just won an overseas sweepstakes—one that you never even entered!
How lucky can you be? The late Acura TSX is one exception.
Between andthis model landed the highest possible rating every year. The TSX is long gone, but used models are a smart buy for consumers who prize practicality. After landing the highest possible reliability rating for seven straight years, any doubts about Honda Accord disappeared. Sincetesters and consumers have been unable to find one recurring complaint about the midsize sedan.
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With a new model hitting the market forHonda once again needs to impress testers and owners, but every previous edition from this decade has a bulletproof reputation.
While luxury brands like Land Rover and Alfa Romeo suffer from bad reliability ratings, Lexus has been one of the top marques of the decade. RX is a perfect example. Between andthis crossover landed the top score from Consumer Reports every single year.
While that may leave Tundra behind some of the U. Toyota Owners refuse to sell Highlander because of its durability.
In the 10th year, the SUV settled for an above-average mark. In the iSeeCars study, Highlander was the model owners held onto the longest. Though marked the final model-year for the CT h, this Prius-based wagon stands to endure for years to come.Lemon list: The top 20 worst cars to buy in 2019 - AutoExpert John Cadogan
Mazda3 The Mazda3 is one of the best compact cars on the market. Mazda Outside of in-car electronics, Mazda3 has been near perfect in reliability the entire decade.
With another top reliability score inMazda3 has been perfect for eight of nine years across two generations since Its engine, transmission, brake system, power equipment and finish all passed extensive tests the entire decade.
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As owners look to bigger cars and compact sedans become less desirable, Mazda3 will continue to be a great buy on the secondhand market. Meanwhile, Avalon landed the top reliability rating every year but one since Then there are cars like Lexus GS, which never have any issue acing reliability tests year after year.
SinceGS never scored below excellent and rarely showed a flaw. The generation beginning with the redesign has been close to perfect. Lexus Doubts about sportiness aside, Lexus IS has been practically unbreakable for owners. Outside of a few blips in body integrity at the start of the decade and some infotainment issues aroundLexus IS has delivered close to perfection on the reliability front for owners since How does a manufacturer nail down the highest reliability scores for 10 years straight?
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It takes a near-perfect design and consistent execution at the assembly plant. Toyota, which builds RAV4 at a Canadian plant with about half Japanese parts, found the sweet spot with its hit crossover. Neither testers nor RAV4 owners have lodged a significant complaint about this vehicle since Lexus After 11 straight years of top reliability scores, Lexus ES stands alone among luxury cars.
SinceLexus ES never scored below the highest reliability rating. Breaking down the statistics, neither testers nor owners found flaws in the engine, transmission, electricals or fuel system in 11 years.
For a car based on the Toyota Camry, drivers might want more pizzazz behind the wheel, but if durability is your goal then ES has no equal among luxury cars. Toyota Camry The all-new Toyota Camry will likely be as reliable as its predecessors. Between andCamry nailed down the top reliability rating from Consumer Reports every single model-year.
Toyota Prius The Toyota Prius has done more to normalize hybrid technology than any other car.