While the Lexus and Toyota brands placed third and fourth, respectively, in the recently announced 2009 J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study, Toyota Motor Corp.’s third U.S. make, Scion, finds itself 30th of the 37 marques evaluated. The result is surprising given Scion models, with the exception of the tC coupe, essentially are rebadged Toyotas, and the brand has shown high scores in other long-term quality surveys. Scion spokeswoman Allison Takahashi says the brand’s younger owner ...

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