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Old 02-13-2020, 11:10 AM   #1
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Dependability results and the ugly front end of the Lexus ES

Ran into this dependability article...

https://www.yahoo.com/autos/genesis-...155000366.html

And saw that the Lexus ES topped the individual dependability results. Then I googled to see what it looks like nowadays and was greeted by this:



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Old 02-13-2020, 11:16 AM   #2
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Now look at the latest BMWs.
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Old 02-13-2020, 11:20 AM   #3
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Takeaway from that article:
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Originally Posted by Yahoo
Tesla was not included in the study because it didn’t give the organization permission to contact its customers in certain states, J.D. Power told Automotive News.
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Originally Posted by Automotive News
Tesla was not a part of the study.

"For certain states J.D. Power needs the manufacturer’s permission to contact their customers," Dave Sargent, vice president of global automotive at J.D. Power, said in an emailed statement. "These states make up approximately 70 percent of Tesla’s sales volume and Tesla does not give J.D. Power approval in these states. (All other automakers do give permission.) Therefore J.D. Power only has responses from states which comprise about 30 percent of Tesla’s sales volume and J.D. Power's current rules preclude the company from reporting publicly on what may be an unrepresentative sample of customers."
Imagine that.
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Old 02-13-2020, 12:00 PM   #4
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The grill trend is completely out of control. They all look like a hunk of junk to me.
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Old 02-13-2020, 12:59 PM   #5
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The grill trend is completely out of control. They all look like a hunk of junk to me.
I think it works on the LC500 but that’s about it and yes I agree. The new 4 series looks like it will continue this nasty trend.
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Old 02-13-2020, 10:55 PM   #6
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The grill makes me feel like something has gone wrong with my eyes... Sudden onset astigmatism.
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Saw one on the road tonight.
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