Buick, Jaguar top J.D. Power Dependability Study

Score one for the home team, and the team formerly owned by the home team.

Buick and Jaguar tied for first place in the latest J.D. Power and Associates Depedability Study, ahead of Lexus, Toyota and Mercury.

The report tracks owner-reported problems with cars built in the 2006 model year, Buick and Jaguar (then owned by Ford) coming in with a rating of 122 issues per 100 vehicles. The industry average is 170.

Suzuki came in dead last in the study with 263 problems, just behind Volkswagen at 260.

The study also breaks individual models down by vehicle type with Toyota, Lexus and Scion combining to take the top spot in ten categories for the Japanese corporation, while Ford, Mercury and Lincoln teamed up for four wins.

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