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The latest reliability ratings by Consumer Reports.

http://www.consumerreports.org/main/detailv2.jsp?CONTENT<>cnt_id=27883&FOLDER<>folder_id=26995&bmUID=1038845069556

If you don't have a site subscription to read, here are the results for the "Upscale Cars" category:

1- IS300 (almost 60% above average)
2 - Acura 3.2TL (about 45% above average)
3 - Saab 9.5 (about 32% above average)
4 - Lexus ES300 (about 21% above average)
5 - Volvo S60 - (19% above average)
6 - Volvo V70/XC70 (a hair above average)
7 - Chrysler 300M (about 5% below average)
8 - Infiniti I35 (about 15% below average)
9 - BMW 3 series (about 22% below average)
10 - Oldsmobile Auroa (about 30& below average)
11 - Audi A4 (40% below average)
12 - Lincoln LS (43% below average)
13 - Mercedes C Class (45% below average)
14 - Jaguar X Type (135% below average)
 

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I was just looking at that. Toyota/Lexus kicked ass in every category!

Small Cars:
#1 - Toyota Echo
#2 - Toyota Prius
#3 - Toyota Corolla

Family Cars:
#1 - Nissan Maxima

Upscale:
#1 - IS300

Luxury:
#1 - Acura 3.5 RL
#2 - Lexus LS430
#3 - Lexus GS300/GS430

Large Cars:
#1 - Toyota Avalon

Sporty Cars:
#1 - Toyota Celica

Coupes:
#1 - Toyota Camry Solara

Minivans:
#1 - Toyota Sienna

Compact Pickup Trucks:
#1 - Toyota Tacoma

Large Pickup Trucks:
#1 - Toyota Tundra

Midsized & Large SUVs:
#1 - Lexus RX300
#2 - Infiniti QX4
#3 - Toyota Highlander
#4 - Toyota Land Cruiser
 

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:eek: wow! :eek: (not that it is any suprise, toyota ownz)
 

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Good lord! They have always made some of the best products, this just brings a smile to my face.

As long as they don't screw up the new supra, I have faith in Toyota.
Just hope they don't follow the other companies in their crusade to pussify the sport cars.
 

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Second!

ImpulseXvX said:
I think this calls for a celebration...free TRD supercharger to every IS300!
 

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Italian Stallion said:
The latest reliability ratings by Consumer Reports.

9 - BMW 3 series (about 22% below average)
Uh oh, that doesn't look good :D I just went through an old issue of CR that compared the 3 series with the IS and the Benz 230 and Volvo S60. The 3 series was $6000 more than the IS (3 series was ranked first and the IS second)--and now it is not on par with reliability :lol: $6000 more, parts are more expensive, insurance costs more and now repairs are more frquent!! :lol:
 

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Funny that the I35 is below average in one category but the Maxima wins another category. It pretty much the exact same car. The Acura RL wins over the LS430?
 
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