Car buyers with expectations of strong resale value, reliability and durability believe Japanese brands of cars and light trucks represent a greater value than other vehicle makes. This is the major finding of Strategic Vision Inc.'s 2005 Total Value Index (TVI), which surveys the overall quality of ownership for '05-model year vehicles purchased between October 2004 and March 2005. Scion highest-rated brand overall. TVI is the San Diego-based research firm's quality calculation ...

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