Porsche Cars North America Inc.’s stellar quality reputation took a blow, as it fell 42 points in the J.D. Power and Associates 2004 Initial Quality Study. The auto maker blames the decline solely on the new Cayenne SUV. Porsche did manage, however, to eke out a top ranking in the premium sports car category for its 911, while its Stuttgart, Germany, manufacturing plant also received a gold award for plant quality. Porsche Cayenne “We’re disappointed with the results for the ...

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