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Old 28th February 2009, 01:41   #1
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2009 Customer Service Index (CSI) Study | J.D. Power and Associates

look at Jaguar and LR climb the charts while Honda and Toyota go for a toss.
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That looks like a complete shocker.

Few quick observations:
  • Barring Lexus alone at the top, all Japanese brands are rated way below.
  • The top slots are dominated by Americans, followed closely by Germans. I don't remember last time's rating, but Porsche seems to have slipped down.
  • Half-brother of India's No. 1 brand in JD power, Suzuki, is at the bottom most position.
  • Hyundai and Honda has just managed to stay afloat over industry average. Hyundai has scored better than Honda though.
  • VW is the only German brand sitting at the bottom half.
The trends are shocking if you consider more than a decade of domination by Japanese brands at top.

EDIT: Just realized that, Acura and Infinity are able to hold better than their parent brands, but certainly have slipped down few spots.

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Interesting... Mitsubishi went from the lowest rated Jap brand to the highest rated Jap brand (barring Lexus) in the span of two years. Lancer and Outlander doing the trick I assume.

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I am shocked to see these reports. I think these are initial ownership reports, it would be interesting to see long term ownership costs and ratings.
Audi are not known for excellent reliability but even then they are way ahead of many. Hummer's rating are high too. Lexus and Acura put up good show though. Mercedes-benz that had issues with electricals is hanging up there with more than good ratings!
The biggest shock to me was Porsche coming low and LR coming high.

Now about Suzuki being rated the worst. In India it is no.1, but internationally it is not that high a brand. Just have a look of our market. We know the case of GTO's Merc C-class. In India, I think the high end manufacturers are rated below brands like Suzuki. India is unique market.
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Simply unbelievable results. I am shocked to see Honda marginally above industry average and Hummer right up in 6th place. Wow! Can't digest this and I will have to read this report once again to see if there is anything that I am missing.
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Taken from the article: "The CSI rankings are based on dealer performance during the first three years of ownership, which typically represent the majority of the vehicle warranty period. Five measures are examined to determine overall customer satisfaction with dealer service (listed in order of importance): service quality; service initiation; service advisor; service facility; and vehicle pickup."
As you can see, it's not a reliability survey. Probably explains the Japs' not-so-good performance.
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Taken from the article: "The CSI rankings are based on dealer performance during the first three years of ownership, which typically represent the majority of the vehicle warranty period. Five measures are examined to determine overall customer satisfaction with dealer service (listed in order of importance): service quality; service initiation; service advisor; service facility; and vehicle pickup."
As you can see, it's not a reliability survey. Probably explains the Japs' not-so-good performance.
Even the last few quality surveys that came up in the papers were singing praises for the Americans minus Chrysler. Ford is flying sky high with its quality, technology and designs.

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In these tough times, perhaps time for many makers (most notably Toyota) to pull up their socks. What was No. 1 a few months back may soon cease to exist.
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Taken from the article: "The CSI rankings are based on dealer performance during the first three years of ownership, which typically represent the majority of the vehicle warranty period. Five measures are examined to determine overall customer satisfaction with dealer service (listed in order of importance): service quality; service initiation; service advisor; service facility; and vehicle pickup."
Bingo! Once I recovered from the initial shock, I again went over the whole article, just to realize that it is about Authorized Dealer Service Experience than about actual vehicle.
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I believe J D Power conducts several different types of surveys and publishes ratings for each, for a given market, every year.

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