Vehicles from Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG continue to successfully meet the very highest quality standards in the USA, the largest export market for the Stuttgart-based sports car manufacturer. This is the conclusion reached by US market research institute J.D. Power in its latest “Initial Quality Study” opinion poll, which was published today. Porsche secured first place for the third time in a row in the prestigious brand ranking – considerably ahead of the luxury Nissan brand, Inifiniti, and followed by Lexus, Mercedes-Benz and Toyota. 81,500 buyers of new cars were interviewed for the study.

J.D. Power assesses the level of satisfaction among buyers of new cars during the first 90 days following delivery of the vehicles. On the basis of a catalog containing 228 criteria in total, customers are asked to give their impressions of quality and workmanship.

The classic Porsche 911 Carrera came out on top in the “Premium Sporty Car” segment and was also voted the best car overall in the study. The Porsche Cayman was named second best in its class in the “Compact Premium Sporty Car” segment – after the Mercedes-Benz CLK. Meanwhile, in the “Midsize Premium Multi-Activity Vehicle” segment, the Cayenne SUV was awarded an excellent third place.

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4 comments:

AK47  (1024) posted on 06.6.2008

Can’t argue about the quality, but its hardly fair to compare it to cars which start at half the price tag of the cheapest Porche if you are comparing luxury not to mention the small number of Porches sold compared to the sales of the other brands. With less number of cars sold, of course there will be less to complain about.

Infiniti is doing well though.

AK47  (62) posted on 06.6.2008

I belive that Porsche really offers one of the highest quality cars, they have a long tradition of making good cars (they have a problem designing them, but they really work on the quality).

AK47  (233) posted on 06.6.2008

YEA IF I WASN’T SATISFIED WITH IT I WOULDN’T BE AFRAID TO SAY I WASN’T BUT THEN AGAIN I WOULDN’T SPEND 80K ON A PORSCHE... MAYBE A VIPER... DEFINITLY A GTR BUT NOT A PORSCHE

AK47  (1024) posted on 06.6.2008

jtm, if you spent 80 grand on a car, would you tell people that you are not satisfied with it?

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