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Old 01-07-2007, 12:55 AM   #11
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Still looking for more cars if the Focus is to be included in the research. Updated posted for a few models last month:

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Old 03-06-2007, 09:11 AM   #12
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Current counts:

2007 Honda Fit: 40 cars

2007 Nissan Versa: 42 cars

2007 Toyota Yaris: 23 cars

2007 Ford Focus: 5 cars; also 12 2006s, 16 2005s, etc.

End result: I'm still not collecting data on any year of the Focus, while I'll have results for the Fit and Versa in May, and for the Yaris in August.

I'd like to have the Focus in the research to clarify how much reliability truly differs among these cars.
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Old 03-06-2007, 10:36 AM   #13
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I'd like to help, but my car is far from stock, and never sees the inside of a dealership.
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Old 03-06-2007, 10:54 AM   #14
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Doing all the work yourself?

I have a way for people to report DIY repairs. But I haven't yet implemented a way to include heavily modified cars. In the future, I plan to analyse the powertrain, chassis, and rest of the car separately. Modded cars might just be included in the third analysis. But I'm not doing this yet.

Mods I have no problem with at this pont:
--intake, exhaust, other mods that add at most 25 horsepower total
--wheels up to an inch larger than the largest stock wheels on the model
--springs/struts that lower the car up to an inch
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Old 03-10-2007, 12:21 PM   #15
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Look in CR, the Toyota as a Manufacturer. The claim to reliability isn't as strong as you might suspect. They are only a little ahead of Ford, and only on a few cars. The balance of their product line does NOT support the notion that they are the car line to buy . Honda is very good to Excellent. But even the vaunted Honda products are NOT perfect . Check out the recalls. Some of their cars are very dangerous. And if those recalled cars were Fords you would hear about it daily on the news . Never mind what CR says about GM or DCX....
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True, the differences are smaller than many people think. Make their size clear is a primary goal of TrueDelta's research.

Current counts:

2007 Honda Fit: 47 cars
2007 Nissan Versa: 85 cars
2007 Toyota Yaris: 33 cars
2007 Ford Focus: 9 cars; also 14 2006s, 19 2005s, etc.

Getting close for the 2007 and 2005.
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Old 04-27-2007, 12:29 PM   #17
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I have an 07 focus 3 door hatchback that I bought when my 02 died on me. Anyways, I've had the 07 for just shy of two months now, and the car has between 1200 and 1300 miles on it at present. So far, the car has had to go into the dealer for service twice. The first time was due to the fact that the head restraints were not staying put and would fall right down when put into a higher position. The second time is actually scheduled for this coming Monday. The car will not always start and will occasionally stall immediately after starting. The car is bone stock and the only wrenches to touch it have been the dealer's service department. I drive the car as gently as possible, so I don't believe that my driving habits are to blame.

To be frank, I actually expected to not have to go back to the dealer for issues for at least a year, possibly two. I'm pretty disappointed with the car's quality thus far. If it were >10 years old and had over 200k miles on it, I could forgive flaws - but this is a brand new car.
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Old 05-27-2007, 01:15 PM   #18
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Latest results just posted, without the Focus:

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I'd like to have the Focus in the results in the future. Getting close to being able to collect data on some model years.
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Old 05-27-2007, 02:29 PM   #19
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i would say that when you talk about realiablity between diferent dealers. like ford and toyota or GM. the ford has the worst rep just because it is the one that has had the rep but like alot of reps they are not always true but they say that if you say something enough people start to believe it. well that is what happened. people started saying that ford made very unreliable cars and it just never stoped. Ford does make very good cars some better then others but who doesn't. don't get me wrong every dealer has there strong points and when you look at a car you have to look for those strong points. Fords would probably be a rather reliable car for alot less then some of the others. theres my little bit of opinion.
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Heh. My rear bumper is already falling off my 07. It still looks ok currently, But unless they can get me in the shop soon, the rivets are going to come off and ill be bumperless.

Loose rivets win. :-\
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