Comment: Your quality comment needs an update

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Your quality comment needs an update

Saying US automakers' quality has gone down in the past 20 years would have been a true statement a few years ago. Apparently you haven't heard that US brands are catching up. There also are lots of new models that are not "complete garbage." The Saturn Aura and Chevy Malibu, for example, are winning comparison writeups against Honda & Toyota in car mags; Vibe, Mustang, Pontiac's new G8 sedan, Corvette, Caddy CTS & others are among many attractive recent offerings outside the SUV/truck segment in which the Detroit 3 always have done well.

Even Toyota has suffered in sales for the past several months, so please don't hold them up as a bastion of perfection. Their quality ratings have slipped too, while US brands are moving up. Ford and Chevy are mentioned as such in this 2008 JD Power report: