With Thanksgiving over, the holiday season is officially upon us. In preparation for Christmas, Santa will be stopping by the LAcarGUY stores to spread the joy of the holidays.
Do you have a gift you’d like to ask Santa for? Are you unsure if you’re on the naughty or nice list? Or do you just want to take a picture with the big guy himself?
Child or adult, LAcarGUY encourages you to stop by its stores to meet Santa and enjoy breakfast on us. Full details are below. Be sure to find the store nearest you, or the store with the vehicle you’ll be asking Santa to bring you for Christmas, to see if Santa will be stopping by from 9 a.m. to noon on December 7th or 14th!
Dec 7th from 9am – 12pm:
Audi Pacific: 20460 Hawthorne Blvd. Torrance, CA 90503
Pacific Volkswagen: 14900 Hindry Ave Hawthorne, CA 90250
Pacific Subaru: 20550 Hawthorne Blvd. Torrance, CA 90503
Dec 14th from 9am – 12pm:
Toyota of Santa Monica: 801 Santa Monica Blvd Santa Monica, CA 90401
Lexus of Santa Monica: 1501 Santa Monica Blvd Santa Monica, CA 90404
Volkswagen of Santa Monica: 2440 Santa Monica Blvd Santa Monica, CA 90404
Toyota of Hollywood: 6000 Hollywood Blvd Hollywood, CA 90028
Pacific VW (Pet Day): 14900 Hindry Ave Hawthorne, CA 90250
Last week, J.D. Power released the results of its annual Dependability Study. This year, a number of LAcarGUY brands top the list. The study finds Lexus, Porsche, Toyota and Lincoln had the best records. The study measures the number of problems owners have experienced over the last 12 months in cars purchased during the 2010 model year. The study is based on survey responses from more than 37,000 owners of vehicles purchased during the 2010 model year. The research was done in the fourth quarter of 2012. Overall, the cars experienced an average of 126 problems per hundred vehicles. That was a decline from 132 the previous model year and the lowest average since J.D. Power launched the study in 1989.
“It is great news for consumers,” said Raffi Festekjian, J.D. Power’s director of automotive global research operations. “Manufacturers continue to keep their eye on the ball and improve quality. Consumers are spending less time at the dealer and there is less money spent on repairs if you have driven past the original warranty because the vehicles are more dependable.”
J.D. Power found that more than two-thirds of the brands had better scores from the previous years. In one finding, the study observed that the common assumption that newly redesigned or substantially changed model cars were less reliable from autos that were largely unchanged from the previous model year may be wrong.
“There is a perception that all-new models, or models that undergo a major redesign, are more problematic than carryover models,” said David Sargent, vice president of global automotive at J.D. Power. “This is not the case. The rapid improvement in fundamental vehicle dependability each year is more than offsetting any initial glitches that all-new or redesigned models may have.”
The top 10 car brands (from best to worst, with the average number of problems) were: Lexus, 71; Porsche, 94; Lincoln, 112; Toyota, 112; Mercedes-Benz, 115; Buick, 118; Honda, 119; Acura, 120; Ram, 122; and Suzuki, (which is exiting the U.S. market) 122. The remaining two brands that scored better than the industry average of 126 were Mazda at 124 and Chevrolet at 125.
The next 10 best auto brands, all below the industry average, were: Ford; 127; Cadillac, 128; Subaru, 132; BMW, 133; GMC, 134; Scion, 135; Nissan, 137; Infiniti, 138; Kia, 140; and Hyundai, 141. The rest were: Audi, 147; Volvo, 149; Mini, 150; Chrysler, 153; Jaguar, 164; Volkswagen, 174; Jeep, 178; Mitsubishi, 178; Dodge, 190; and Land Rover, 220.
The highest ranked compact car was the Toyota Prius, and the top large car was the discontinued Buick Lucerne. The highest ranked entry premium car was the Lexus ES 350 while the highest ranked premium car was the Audi A6.
Drop by LAcarGUY’s dealerships to test drive vehicles from any one of these top dependable brands today. Our experienced sales consultants would be happy to help you find the best vehicle that suites your needs.