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    Re: Buick is best mainstream brand for dependability...

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    What is you definition of "not that long ago"?




    I'd say 20 years ago... My point being they've done something a lot of other manufacturers seem to be unable to do and they did it in a very short amount of time (short time in the automotive world that is).

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    Re: Buick is best mainstream brand for dependability...

    Quote Originally Posted by Ed753 View Post
    What is you definition of "not that long ago"?




    Not that long ago = oh, a while or two. Give or take a bit. Ya know?

    Quote Originally Posted by BlackGTP View Post
    I'd say 20 years ago... My point being they've done something a lot of other manufacturers seem to be unable to do and they did it in a very short amount of time (short time in the automotive world that is).
    They're younger and more agile, like Honda and Toyota were when they came into the USA in the '80s and '90s. Young, agile, risk-takers.

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    Re: Buick is best mainstream brand for dependability...

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    It's just that both are most excellent! This is modern inclusiveness and diversity in action! Everyone is speshul!! All these cars/utes/whatevers are speshull!!
    Everyone is a winnah! ALL CARS ARE THE BEST!!! They all get trophies! They all get participation awards! They all get dimples when they smile!!
    Different methodology. Consumer Reports’ survey is of that portion of their subscribers who bought a new car, where JD Power has a probability sample. CR’s sample is what they would call a “convenience sample” in survey research.

    In survey science a probability sample is superior to a convenience sample regardless of sample size (so long as the sample is large enough to be statistically meaningful) because a probability sample means that all people in the target population (new car buyers in the US in this case) had an equal chance to be selected to participate. Whereas a convenience sample means only those in the target population who were conveniently contacted had a chance to be selected (in this case, new car buyers in the US who subscribe to Consumer Reports rather than all new car buyers in the US).

    For those who don’t understand (or are emotionally motivated not to understand) which method is most scientifically valid, they will, of course, ignore what I just said and choose whatever survey they prefer on an emotional level.
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    Re: Buick is best mainstream brand for dependability...

    Buick fares less well on CR's latest report (still tops for GM).

    https://www.autonews.com/retail/pors...sla-rises-11th

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