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Consumer Reports 2016 Annual Brand Report Card shows Subaru and Mazda Keeping Pace with Luxury Brands

 

Audi, Subaru, Lexus, Porsche, BMW lead the pack

Consumer ReportsYonkers, NY – Consumers don’t always have to spend top dollar to get a great car. The Consumer Reports 2016 Brand Report Card reveals mainstream brands like Subaru and Mazda can often deliver as much quality as more opulent luxury brands.

The highest overall brand scores in Consumer Reports’ annual indicator of which brands make the best cars went to Audi (80) and Subaru (78). Consumer Reports currently Recommends 100 percent of each brand’s models that it has tested. Luxury brands Lexus (76), Porsche (76), and BMW (76) rounded out the top five in CR’s rankings.

Consumer Reports 2016 Brand Report Card lists Audi, Subaru, Lexus, Porsche and BMW top 5 Luxury Brands.

Consumer Reports 2016 Brand Report Card lists Audi, Subaru, Lexus, Porsche and BMW top 5 Luxury Brands.

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ShopSmart Crowns lists Top Brands for Appliances, Electronics and more

 

The winners in appliances, electronics, and cars; Plus, brands to avoid

ShopSmart MagazineYonkers, NY – Each year, the experts at ShopSmart, from Consumer Reports, test thousands of products to help shoppers navigate the crowded marketplace and decide where to spend their dollars.

ShopSmart’s April 2015 issue highlights some of the appliances, electronics, and cars from brands that performed well in tests and received high scores in owner-reliability surveys within the past three years. «Read the rest of this article»

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Consumer Reports Car Repair Satisfaction Survey shows Independent Shops Outshine Dealership Repair Centers

 

Over Three-quarters of customers that haggled were successful in negotiating a discount.

Consumer ReportsYonkers, NY – Consumer Reports latest survey of repair service satisfaction found the odds are consumers will be more satisfied with an independent repair shop than with a franchised new-car dealership.

The one automaker that outscored the independent shops was the electric carmaker Tesla, which earned high praise for its on-time repairs, courtesy, price, quality, and overall satisfaction. But part of Tesla’s current success might be because it’s new to the market, and it has a relatively small number of customers to satisfy compared with the established luxury brands. «Read the rest of this article»

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Consumer Reports 2013 Annual Car Brand Report Cards: Lexus, Subaru and Mazda Earn Top Honors

 

Audi leads inconsistent European pack; Cadillac shines among struggling domestics

Consumer ReportsYonkers, NY – With a current crop of luxury models that are quiet, comfortable, fuel efficient, and among the most reliable, Lexus has earned the best overall score in Consumer Reports’ 2013 annual Car Brand Report Cards.

Lexus’ models are rarely sporty, but the brand’s overall score of 79 was earned on a foundation of plush and very reliable vehicles. Consumer Reports currently Recommends 100-percent of the Lexus vehicles it has tested.

Consumer Reports 2013 Annual Car Brand Report Cards

Consumer Reports 2013 Annual Car Brand Report Cards

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Consumer Reports Auto Reliability Surveys shows Ford Continuing to Fall while Seven Japanese Brands Top List

 

Audi and Cadillac make major jumps in Rankings

Consumer ReportsYonkers, NY – A perfect storm of reliability problems has dropped Ford to next to last among the 28 car brands ranked in Consumer Reports 2012 Annual Auto Reliability Survey, while its luxury brand, Lincoln, placed just a notch higher. The findings were released today before the Automotive Press Association in Detroit.

Only two years ago, Ford was Detroit’s poster child for reliability. It cracked the top 10 among brands in Consumer Reports predicted-reliability scores, with more than 90 percent of its models being average or better. This year the top seven spots are all held by Japanese brands. «Read the rest of this article»

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Wyatt-Johnson Announces Acquisition of Toyota Franchise

 

The longtime Clarksville auto family will take over Joe Heitz Toyota and begin selling Toyota cars & trucks immediately

Wyatt-Johnson Auto GroupClarksville, TN – The Wyatt-Johnson Automotive Group has officially announced their acquisition of Joe Heitz Toyota and will add the world’s largest automobile manufacturer to their list of fine quality automotive brands the longtime Clarksville business offers. Wyatt-Johnson already offers GMC, Buick, Subaru, Hyundai, and Mazda new and used vehicles, and effective immediately, now will also offer Toyota cars and trucks as well.

“We’ve been interested in the Toyota franchise for several years. Toyota is a very strong brand and its customer base is very loyal,” said Wyatt-Johnson owner and Dealer Principal Katherine Cannata.  “Their product is so dependable and quality-built. We are extremely proud to add them to our fleet.” «Read the rest of this article»

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2011 Annual Auto Reliability Survey: New models tarnish Ford’s reliability

 

Consumer ReportsYonkers, NY – In recent years Ford has been a model of American reliability, competing well against Japanese makes that have dominated for decades. But three of its new models are blemishing that record, according to Consumer Reports.

The new Explorer, Fiesta, and Focus all had below-average reliability in their first year. As a result, Ford’s overall reliability rank among 28 major car makes slipped from the 10th to the 20th spot this year—the biggest drop for any major nameplate in Consumer Reports 2011 Annual Auto Survey.

Survey results were scheduled to be announced today before the Automotive Press Association in downtown Detroit. «Read the rest of this article»

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Clarksville’s own Wyatt-Johnson named GMC Dealer of the Year

 

Wyatt-Johnson Auto GroupClarksville, TN – For the second year in a row, Wyatt-Johnson has been named “GMC Dealer of the Year” – an honor awarded to only 18 dealerships out of 700 nationwide.

To commemorate this premier achievement, five GM executives visited Clarksville last week to host lunch and celebrate with 75 Wyatt-Johnson employees. This high honor was based on sales volume of Buick and GMC cars and trucks in 2010 as well as service records and customer satisfaction.

Front Row – Jeff Moore, Zone Manager, Katherine Johnson Cannata, James Conley, Dick Conley, Tim Farmer, David Fortunato, Back Row – Mike Polston, Curtis Nichols, Sidney Johnson, Brad Flaaen.

Front Row – Jeff Moore, Zone Manager, Katherine Johnson Cannata, James Conley, Dick Conley, Tim Farmer, David Fortunato, Back Row – Mike Polston, Curtis Nichols, Sidney Johnson, Brad Flaaen.

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Wyatt-Johnson Celebrates 20th Anniversary as Hyundai Dealer as the Brand sets All-Time Record

 

Rising Gas Prices drive demand for Fuel-Efficient Vehicles, resulting in manufacturer’s Best Month Ever

Wyatt-Johnson Auto GroupClarksville, TN –  When Sidney Johnson purchased a fledgling Hyundai franchise in 1991 and welcomed it into the Wyatt-Johnson family, a gallon of gas cost $1.14. Two decades later, gas costs three times as much and the Wyatt-Johnson Auto Group recently marked the 20th anniversary of their partnership with the auto maker with the brand’s highest monthly sales to date. 

The Wyatt Johnson Subaru-Hyundai dealership on Wilma Rudolph Blvd.

The Wyatt Johnson Subaru-Hyundai dealership on Wilma Rudolph Blvd.

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Local Family-Owned Auto Landmark honors Founder’s Legacy; Wins prestigious award for the second year in a row

 

Wyatt-Johnson Auto Group sells more vehicles in 2010 than any other Buick GMC dealership in Tennessee
Named #1 GMC-Buick Dealer in the state, #3rd in the Southeast United States

Wyatt-Johnson Auto GroupClarksville, TN – Sixty-five years ago, Henry Wyatt opened a small auto dealership in the heart of Clarksville built on the foundations of honesty and integrity.  Henry’s son-in-law Sid Johnson spent the next fifty years at the helm, expanding on these core values and growing the family-owned dealership into the Clarksville institution it is now. 

Honoring the legacies left by their founders, The Wyatt-Johnson Automotive Group has continued this tradition of excellence and was recently rewarded for their years of perseverance by being named the #1 Buick-GMC Dealership in Tennessee for the second year in a row.

Sonja Rohra, Shannon Moats, Morris Lancer, Josh Meeker, Katherine Johnson Cannata -Dealer Principal, Curtis Nichols -Assistant Sales Manager, James Conley -Sales Manager, Sidney Johnson ­Dealer Principal, Scott Maletesta -GM Zone Manager, Mike Polston -General Sales Manager, Tim Farmer -GM District Manager, Doug Tallent (Those without titles are salespeople) The award is for being the largest volume Buick GMC dealer in thestate of Tennessee in 2010.

Sonja Rohra, Shannon Moats, Morris Lancer, Josh Meeker, Katherine Johnson Cannata -Dealer Principal, Curtis Nichols -Assistant Sales Manager, James Conley -Sales Manager, Sidney Johnson ­Dealer Principal, Scott Maletesta -GM Zone Manager, Mike Polston -General Sales Manager, Tim Farmer -GM District Manager, Doug Tallent (Those without titles are salespeople) The award is for being the largest volume Buick GMC dealer in thestate of Tennessee in 2010.

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