Originally Posted by tbln930
I guess folks on here don't read or like to believe consumer reports? I normally find that the worse one's vehicle rates - the less likely one is to acknowledge CR's statistics but the samples sizes are very large on their analysis. What any individual's experience was is irrelevant statistically.
They are rated from Poor, Fair, Good, Very Good, to Excellent in CR
Toyota are rated Excellent
Ford trucks are rated Very Good
Ram and Nissan rated Fair
This is for 150/1500 class and I just looked it up. Over all categories, though, Ford was rated the best and recommended. Toyota second then Ram. Then GM/Chevy, and lastly the Titan. Please don't kill the messenger.
No, I do not believe in Consumer reports, was screwed a few years ago reading and purchasing something they suggested as being rated good or better; only to find out a few month or a year into the purchase that the items should have been rated with the S rating.
But the sure do have blind followers, and then there are those who own something that they rate as excellent and will bring their BS ratings up at every chance.
Biggest problem is that much of their info is based on info received from their subscribers. So maintenance costs can be skewed from the start. A lot of info is on driving style, and that is different between owners. In other words, NON-SCIENTIFIC.
I could say I have never heard anything bad about Titans from the two owners I know, and could say I have heard a lot of bad things about Fords. But that would not be fair since I do know more Ford owners than Titan owners, so of course I will hear there are more problems about Fords.
And here is a rating of Consumer Reports, and it is not pretty.
JD Power ratings:
Basically, it is not the rating supplied by so-called non-biased publications but those from personal experience and always knocking someone's vehicle due to brand or rating gets old.