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Volkswagen diesel owners in US face lost value and unpredictability

That contrasts with healthy U.S. used-car costs, which were 7.6 percent greater year-over-year in the second quarter. Volkswagen did not instantly …
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Lexus Is Leading Brand in Consumer Reports’ Dependability Study

Clarify new transmissions are helping automakers satisfy increasing fuel economy requirements, however they’re also needing more journeys to the repair shop. Transmission problems tripped up Honda, Nissan, Jeep and other brands in Consumer Reports’ annual dependability survey. Motorists reported rough moving, clutch failure and even transmissions that needed to be changed two times in the very first year of car ownership. Lexus and Toyota– which rely on older transmissions in many of their models– were the best-performing brands in the survey. Lexus or Toyota has topped the survey given that 2011. Audi, Mazda and Subaru completed the leading 5. The worst performers were Infiniti, Cadillac, Ram, Jeep and Fiat among 28 brands. The study, launched Tuesday, anticipates the reliability of 2016 vehicles and trucks based upon a survey of its customers. This year’s survey was based upon responses from owners of 740,000 cars. Customer Reports’ yearly study is closely viewed by the car industry, considering that numerous prospective purchasers follow the Yonkers, New York-based business’s suggestions. Wall Street enjoys carefully, too. Tesla Motors’ shares fell almost 10 percent after Consumer Reports stated it would not recommend its Model S sedan. The Design S got high ratings in the magazine’s driving tests, but owners reported several mechanical problems. Transmissions with more equipments help engines run more efficiently. A vehicle with an eight-speed transmission gets about 8 percent much better fuel economy than one with a four-speed, according to the united state Environmental Protection Agency. Dual-clutch transmissions utilize separate clutches for odd as well as equipments, permitting faster shifting. And continuously variable transmissions do away with fixed equipments completely, relying instead on a system of wheels to produce an infinite variety of engine to wheel-speed mixes. But new innovation can cause issues. Honda Motor Co. took a threat and put 2 brand-new transmissions– an eight-speed dual-clutch and a nine-speed– in its …
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