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(If you are using the Mozilla Firefox browser, it is best to click the refresh button once, or twice, to ensure that you are viewing the entire page, as it seems that Firefox is graphics and/or data-rich challenged. If you are using Google Chrome, the drop-down menu to the left works only hesitantly. The side menus of site manager's other two auto quality websites www.CarsOnInfo.net and www.CarQualityInfo.net are more Google friendly.)

Auto on Info is primarily an educational website focusing on motor vehicle quality. It first appeared in April 2001 and quickly achieved Google's highest rank for search phrases auto reliability, automobile reliability, car reliability, and auto quality news. Google also ranked AutoOnInfo.net within the top 10 for the search phrase auto news in the early 2000s.

The shortcoming of the first version of Auto on Info was its size. It offered hundreds of pages, charts, and tables, far more than what is needed by a consumer to make a sound decision in selecting a motor vehicle to purchase.

The current version of Auto on Info offers significant changes in appearance, design, and size. However, its dedication to describing, summarizing and depicting important measures of automobile quality is still intact. The site offers pages on reliability and durability and pages providing composite measures of two or more of the following: Reliability, durability, customer service, customer satisfaction, and reputation.

As the drop-down menu to the left does not function in the Google Browser (an increasingly more popular browser according to financial news media), a partial menu of pages is given below.

Some Reliability Pages

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2013 Reliability GPAs and Grades

Cars and Trucks
Car and Truck Brands
Car and Truck Manufacturers

2012 Reliability GPAs and Grades

The 2012 Full Spectrum Tables of Reliability GPAs

Cars and Trucks
Car and Truck Brands
Car and Truck Manufacturers

The 2012 Tables of Best Cars and Trucks

2012's Best Cars and Trucks
2012's Best Small Cars
2012's Best Hatchbacks
2012's Best Family Cars
2012's Best 4-Cylinder Family Cars
2012's Best Hybrids
2012's Best Wagons
2012's Best Upscale Cars
2012's Best Luxury Cars
2012's Best Sport Cars
2012's Best SUVs
2012's Best Small SUVs
2012's Best Midsize SUVs
2012's Best Large SUVs
2012's Best Minivans
2012's Best All-Wheel-Drive and 4-Wheel-Drive Cars and Trucks
2012's Best Pickups

The 2012 Tables of Worst Cars and Trucks

2012's Worst Cars and Trucks
2012's Worst Small Cars
2012's Worst Hatchbacks
2012's Worst Family Cars
2012's Worst 4-Cylinder Family Cars
2012's Worst Hybrids
2012's Worst Wagons
2012's Worst Upscale Cars
2012's Worst Luxury Cars
2012's Worst Sport Cars
2012's Worst SUVs
2012's Worst Small SUVs
2012's Worst Midsize SUVs
2012's Worst Large SUVs
2012's Worst Minivans
2012's Worst All-Wheel-Drive and 4-Wheel-Drive Cars and Trucks
2012's Worst Pickups

The 2012 Charts

Charts of Best and Worst Cars and Trucks
Charts of Auto Maker Shares of the Best
Charts of Auto Maker Shares of the Worst

2011 Reliability GPAs and Grades

The 2011 Full Spectrum Tables of Reliability GPAs

Cars and Trucks
Car and Truck Brands
Car and Truck Manufacturers

The 2011 Tables of Best Cars and Trucks

2011's Best Cars and Trucks
2011's Best Family Cars
2011's Best Small Cars
2011's Best Hybrids
2011's Best Minivans
2011's Best SUVs
2011's Best Pickups

The 2011 Tables of Worst Cars and Trucks

2011's Worst Cars and Trucks
2011's Worst Small Cars
2011's Worst Minivans
2011's Worst SUVs

2010 Reliability GPAs and Grades

The 2010 Full Spectrum Tables of Reliability GPAs

Cars and Trucks
Car and Truck Brands
Car and Truck Manufacturers

Durability Pages

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High Mileage Vehicles
Toyota Age Equivalents
Toyota Mileage Equivalents

Brand Quality Grades and U.S. Market Share Histories

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Automobile Brand and Manufacturer Quality

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Manufacturer Shares of CR's Cars to Avoid

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The remaining pages on the drop-down menu should be accessible in Google Chrome.

Microsoft's Internet Explorer distorts the format of the page somewhat, but works fine (as best site manager has detected. Mozilla Firefox gives the truest depiction of the pages, but occasionally several pages in the side menu must be clicked before the menu becomes fully visible and occasionally the refresh button may need a click for the full page download. Some pages provide a lot of information.

Some pages are available in PDF; the list is available from the side menu.

I hope you enjoy your visit. If you have comments, corrections, or suggestions (such as other features or summaries of automotive quality that appeared in the original version of Auto on Info), send them to Jim Bleeker at jbleeker002@hotmail.com.

Other websites by James B. Bleeker include:

www.carsoninfo.net
www.carqualityinfo.net
www.fergusfallsonline.us.

Below are icons and titles of three Kindle ebooks with links to Amazon.com.  The Kindle software is available for most computers and tablets at no charge. Both ebooks are very affordable - each with a price of less than $5.00 - and permit the visitor anytime, anywhere access to valuable consumer information.

AutoOnInfo.net: The auto-quality website with the Open Directory Cool Site Award.

 

Additional Resources

Detailed information on auto reliability and car, truck, brand, and manufacturer quality, as well as changes in U.S. car and light vehicle market shares, are given in the car guides below. These are available as Kindle ebooks and may be purchased for a small fee on Amazon.com. Links to the Amazon pages offering the books are provided.

Icon for AutoOnInfo.net’s Car Quality Series, Volume 3: Car Guide and Shopping Companion: The 2012 Reliability GPAs and Grades of the 6-to-10-Year-Old Cars and Trucks from Model Years 2002 to 2005

AutoOnInfo.net’s Car Quality Series, Volume 3: Car Guide and Shopping Companion: The 2012 Reliability GPAs and Grades of the 6-to-10-Year-Old Cars and Trucks from Model Years 2002 to 2005

Volume 3 of AutoOnInfo.net’s Car Quality Series offers quality ratings on car and truck models, brands, and manufacturers using Auto Reliability Grade Point Averages (GPAs) and Grades. With these measures of performance, this e-guide brings to the aid of auto consumers a convenient, anywhere, anytime source of automobile information on enduring reliability. As a further aid, this book provides graphs depicting both automobile brand and manufacturer spectral signatures and density functions.

Ratings and rankings of vehicle models, brands, and manufacturers are for North American model years 2002 to 2005 when the cars and trucks were between the ages of 6 and 10 years old. Used car buyers may use the Reliability GPAs and Grades as a valuable shopping tool for earlier and later model years as well. New car buyers looking for models and lines that have withstood the test of time may use the GPAs and grades as a guide for what runs well over a multi-year time span. Motor vehicles graded and ranked include small cars, family cars, upscale cars, luxury cars, sport cars, small SUVs, midsize SUVs, large SUVs, minivans, and pickup trucks. For each of these body styles, the best and the worst are listed in separate chapters.

Icon for AutoOnInfo.net’s Car Quality Series Volume 2: Brand Quality for Model Years 1985 to 2006 and Effect on Brand Market Shares from 1985 to 2009

AutoOnInfo.net's Car Quality Series, Volume 2: Brand Quality for Model Years 1985 to 2006 and Effect on Brand Market Shares from 1985 to 2009

This volume of AutoOnInfo.net’s car guide series offers consumers and researchers an historical summary of the reliability and durability of car and truck brands and examines how these brands have fared in their U.S. market shares. It uses 6-year-old model entries in Consumer Reports’ Used Car to Avoid – also termed Vehicles to Avoid and Worst Cars, Year by Year – and CR’s reliability charts to ascribe quality grades to automobile brands for model-year groups 1985 to 1989, 1990 to 1994, 1995 to 1999, 2000 to 2004, 2005 to 2006, and 1985 to 2006. In addition to ascribing quality grades to each brand, it provides a chart that plots the number of the brand’s 6-year-old model entries in CR’s vehicles to avoid. To examine the effect that a brand’s reliability and durability has had on sales, two or more charts depicting the brand’s U.S. market shares for calendar years 1985 to 2009 are given. These grades and charts and the author’s comments impart an historical perspective that sheds light on the present condition of surviving vehicle lines and their future prospects, individual and institutional shortcomings, and what effect these may have on the U.S.

Icon for AutoOnInfo.net’s Car Guide and Shopping Companion: The 2009 Reliability GPAs and Grades of the 6-to-10-Year-Old Cars and Trucks from Model Years 1999 to 2002

AutoOnInfo.net’s Car Guide and Shopping Companion: The 2009 Reliability GPAs and Grades of the 6-to-10-Year-Old Cars and Trucks from Model Years 1999 to 2002

AutoOnInfo.net’s Car Guide offers quality ratings on car models, brands, and manufacturers using Auto Reliability Grade Point Averages (GPAs) and Grades. With this guide, GPAs and grades, familiar by common-place use in educational settings, are brought to the aid of car consumers seeking a convenient, any-where, any-time source of automobile information on enduring reliability. Car models rated are from North American model years 1999 to 2002 when the cars were between the ages of 6 and 10 years old. Used car buyers may use the Reliability GPAs and grades as a valuable shopping tool for earlier and later model years as well. New car buyers looking for models and lines that have withstood the test of time may use the GPAs and grades as a guide for what runs well over a multi-year time span. Motor vehicles graded and ranked include convertibles, coupes, sedans, wagons, hatchbacks, minivans, SUVs, and pickup trucks.

Also visit www.CarsOnInfo.net and www.CarQualityInfo.net for more car and truck quality tables, charts, graphs, and information.