Lexus Number One In Dependability
According to J.D. Power and Associates, Lexus vehicles are the most dependable cars on the road in 2012, among all major nameplates, and the 2012 Lexus LS has reportedly had the fewest problems in the industry. This is big news considering that Lexus, a subsidiary of Toyota, has had huge recalls mar their reliability numbers in recent years (as has Toyota, but that’s a different story). Porsche, Cadillac, Toyota and Scion round out the top five, but what’s most interesting is that Toyota or one of its marque brands snatched three of the top five spots – Toyota, Scion and Lexus are all names owned by Toyota. Auto transporters noticed a large drop-off in the number of Lexus and Toyota vehicles shipped when Toyota had major mechanical problems (and Lexus, to boot), but now it seems that the company has gotten its ducks in a row. Many independent auto transporters have noticed an increase in the number of Toyota vehicles being shipped, with a slight increase in Lexus models as well.