U.S. auto makers have reason to rejoice as the 2005 J.D. Power and Associates 2005 Vehicle Dependability Study reveals long-term vehicle quality is improving dramatically. The study, based on responses from 50,635 original owners of ’02 model-year cars and light trucks, reveals a 12% reduction (to 237 problems per 100 vehicles) in the average number of problems experienced by consumers over three-years of vehicle ownership. Toyota Motor Corp.’s Lexus brand ranks as the best nameplate in ...

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