Three Best Car Brand: Toyota Still Number One

Tiga Merek Mobil TerbaikToyota, Ford and Honda re-elected as the three best brands in the United States based on a survey of non-profit Consumer Reports magazine (CR). All three managed to maintain the achievements of last year. Only, they pocketed the difference in value which is very strict with the other competitors.

Chevrolet for example, only two points adrift of Honda, in one after another Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Volvo, Cadillac, Lexus and Tesla in the top 10. Although Toyota is top with 147 numbers have fallen 16 points from a year ago, so are Ford and Honda down 21 and 27 points.

"Dramatic events that occurred in the automotive industry seems to affect the consumer point of view on each brand. Increased gasoline prices and economic wounds encourages consumers prefer products that are cheap and reliable maintenance," beber Jeff Bartlett, Deputy Editor Automotive in CR , as reported by autonews.

In the distended position occupied Saab - which last December announced bankrupt - with five points. Meanwhile, Fiat, Mini and Mitsubishi both have seven points.

The survey was conducted from 1 to 5 December 2011 on a total of 1702 readers who have at least one car at his home. Assessment based on brand awareness and giving consumers the portion on the newcomer brands such as Fiat, Fisker and Tesla. This survey has claimed 95% accuracy rate and 2.4% doubt.