Porsche vehicles are legendary for their performance and durability, lauded throughout the automobile world. Thanks to a recent survey by J.D. Power, they have tied with Lexus to earn the top spot in their annual vehicle reliability study, cementing their legacy as one of the best automakers.
The well-regarded market research company surveyed 35,000 people who purchased new 2014 model year vehicles, and have driven them regularly for the past three years. The survey included questions on 177 specific areas of the car, divided into eight categories: exterior, interior, engine and transmission, entertainment, driving experience, features and displays, air conditioning, and seats. The questions were related to performance, overall design, dependability, and overall satisfaction. Participants were asked to rank their satisfaction levels in each category.
When the surveys were tallied, the industry average showed 156 issues per every 100 cars. At the top of the list was Porsche, along with Lexus, who showed only 110 problems. The majority of the problems were not mechanically related, instead involving smartphones and similar devices refusing to pair through Bluetooth and problems with voice-recognition systems.
Dave Sargent, the vice president of global automotive for J.D. Power, was quoted as saying, “Buyers are increasingly avoiding models with poor reputations for dependability, so manufacturers can’t afford to let their quality slip. While many expensive and niche vehicles do have excellent quality, the fact is that most consumers are shopping in the high-volume mainstream segments. The good news is that you don’t have to spend a lot of money to get a very dependable vehicle.”
More Than Just a Car, It’s a Porsche
The name Porsche has been synonymous with quality and performance for decades, gaining international attention in 1964 with the introduction of the legendary Porsche 911. The German manufacturer has long prided itself on producing the best designed, most technologically advanced machines on the road.
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