XC90 and XC60 ratings from Consumer reports aren`t great unfortunately
It has to run in the first place to have a chance to quit runningI'm not quibbling with the data that they actually collected, but when the finalists doesn't include Land Rover and Range Rover I consider the results suspect.
The long term data means something if you can parse it out to keep stereo issues out of the mix. 100% failure rate! OMG! (well 100% failure rate of the left door speaker, not the whole car)Stop reading BS from CONSBoomers Reports
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Take the Tacoma for example. God awful cheap interior, rear drum brakes, and incandescent lights.Generally speaking, my sense is that Consumer Reports offers reasonable reliability data trends. However, the results exposed should not be considered absolute or 100% accurate. Even as we forum members review the threads here, complaints are not uncommon, and at times seem to out number DIY thoughts and brand compliments.
One point about in-car info systems. Toyota is notorious for taking a long time to present new tech. This helps to maintain higher reliability, at the expense of improving functionality. Invariably, Consumer Report's reliabiity feedback will note better-than-average Toyota reliability, but their own test drives will complain about Toyota's ancient info systems.
At the end of the day, one spends their money on what best suits oneself.
China makes everything; from the ultra-high-end to the cheap-as-dirt. It all comes down to what you're willing to pay for -- they'll make it as nice or as cheap as you specify.
One example: made in China Tesla Model 3 is regarded as higher quality than the ones made in CaliforniaChina makes everything; from the ultra-high-end to the cheap-as-dirt. It all comes down to what you're willing to pay for -- they'll make it as nice or as cheap as you specify.
I hear you. Reliability, like ones health, is often taken for granted until things change. Wish you good luck.For the first two years of my SPA vehicle (2019 XC60) it was fantastic. Had a few recalls (like tailgate struts and wiper arms) but nothing that I'd consider serious. However, just past the two year mark my XC60 has taken a drastic shift into "unreliable". It's been to the dealer three times in the last month. I've spent two weeks of the last four in a loaner car. First issue was a CEL. Then TPMS failure (says all four tires are low, when they're not. Resetting the system clears it for a few minutes but the warning will come back). Now the SRS light is on and a message displays saying I should go immediately to the garage. Dealer says I need a new SRS module, but they're on backorder.
I love the way my XC60 looks. I love how comfortable it is. I like how it drives. Sensus works fine, for me. But I'm getting really nervous about what this vehicle is going to be like, out of warranty.
A couple months ago, I would have defended Volvo and said people claiming unreliability were too nit-picky. But sorry, I am with them, now. There is no excuse for the issues I've had with my XC60. I hope Volvo can get my car sorted out and maybe it'll earn my confidence back, over time? But right now, I'm not happy. Maybe Consumer Reports is on to something?
Absolutely true. China makes parts for everyone and almost everything. Toyota, Benz,... all have parts made in China, lets not mention Apple products too. Yet no one complains about quality from these brands.China makes everything; from the ultra-high-end to the cheap-as-dirt. It all comes down to what you're willing to pay for -- they'll make it as nice or as cheap as you specify.
I've worked for several US-headquartered multinational companies with manufacturing in multiple "low-cost" sites making millions of parts. Where it's made has zero, that's right, Z-E-R-O impact on quality. What matters most is how much the company wants to ensure the output quality of what's made.
My XC90's control arm has stamp that says it's made in china. But they held up well at 30k, went through a few potholes and an offroad trail in yellowstone.