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Consumer Reports has released its small-car reliability survey. Taking the number three spot in the ranking was the Honda Civic. Above it in the ranking were the Scion xB in first and the Toyota Yaris in second. The Scion xB scored an impressive 81-percent more reliable than the average car.

At the other end of the spectrum the Chevrolet Cruz and the Ford Fiesta. But the worst car on the list was the Fiat 500L which was 219 percent less reliable than the average car. Ouch! Stay away from that car.

Here's what Consumer Reports had to say about the Honda Civic:

In both coupe and sedan body styles, the Civic shines for predicted reliability. In fact, it has a distinct advantage over several key rivals with enviable, long-running reliability track records. Plus, the Civic is roomy, with a comfortable ride, generous standard equipment, and outstanding fuel economy. It does concede some handling acumen and noise dampening to its peers, and the infotainment system can be exasperating. But there is a clear reward for accepting those trade-offs.
Now I realize this isn't the 10th generation Civic that they are talking about, but you have to figure that it spells good things for the 10th-gen Civic.

http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/news/2014/12/most-and-least-reliable-small-cars/index.htm
 

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It's likely to be the same case with the 10th generation. Honda has held this reputation with many of their vehicles, it's what most expect and get from Honda. Although buying a Civic can cost more than a compact from another brand you really can't beat the reliability and overall worry-free ownership that comes with it.
 

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I'm definitely more likely to buy a car that has great reliability ratings. I don't understand why people would buy the Fiat 500L. Anyone who does some research on it would know that it is a horrible quality car.
 

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I don't know about you but the interior on the new Corolla sure is nice. The gauges look like they came from some american car makers parts bin, but aside from that it's one of the best or the best in it's segment, and sure as **** better than corolla interior before it.


 

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I'm a big fan of the first gen xB. I love box cars that scream "I'm Japanese". Like the Honda Element, which is probably why I bought one the first year they came out. I have slowly come to like them less and less with each revision, though the single reverse light in the rear bumper was Euro and kind of cool. I also like the Nissan Cube's exterior styling.
 

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I'm a big fan of the first gen xB. I love box cars that scream "I'm Japanese". Like the Honda Element, which is probably why I bought one the first year they came out. I have slowly come to like them less and less with each revision, though the single reverse light in the rear bumper was Euro and kind of cool. I also like the Nissan Cube's exterior styling.
i like it even more since it looks like their kei cars that we never got, which i think were japan-only, like you said... very Japanese
 

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I'm definitely more likely to buy a car that has great reliability ratings. I don't understand why people would buy the Fiat 500L. Anyone who does some research on it would know that it is a horrible quality car.
you need to do some research into how CR comes to their conclusions. Often times things like not liking the interface will impact quality/reliability ratings. Nonsense.

CR is one of the most gamed/manipulated sources out there...
 

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you need to do some research into how CR comes to their conclusions. Often times things like not liking the interface will impact quality/reliability ratings. Nonsense.

CR is one of the most gamed/manipulated sources out there...
I think with GM this was the case with their CUE system, if not with CR, it was an issue with many other publications.
 
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