Bill Belew has raised 2 bi-cultural kids, now 34 and 30. And he and his wife are now parenting a 3rd, Mia, who is 8.

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Auto Driving

J.D. Power and Associates Ranked the different classes of cars by quality.

There were 19 classes of cars.

Asian car makers top 14 of the top spots in the 19 classes.

Japan was on top in 12 classes.

11 of those were taken by Toyota alone!

The last Japanese spot was taken by Mazda.

South Korean carmakers Kia and Hyundai each took a top spot.

Subcompact: Kia Rio

Compact: Toyota Corolla

Compact Sporty: Mazda MX-5 Miata

Entry Premium: Lexus IS 250/350

Mid-size Premium: Lexus ES 330

Large Premium: Lexus LS430

Premium Sporty: Lexus SC 430

Mid-size sport: Toyota Solara

Mid-size: Toyota Camry

Large: Pontiac

TRUCKS

Compact multi-activity vehicle (MAV): Hyundai Tucson

Midsize MAV: Toyota Highlander

Large MAV: Toyota Sequoia

Midsize Premium MAV: Lexus GX 470

Large Premium MAV: Lexus LX 470

Large Pickup: Chevrolet Silverado LD

Mid-size Pickup: Ford Ranger

Van: Chrysler Town & Country

What’s going to happen to the list when Chinese cars start catching up in quality?

What do you think?

 

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  • Toyota’s goal to muscle its way into the position of #1 carmaker in the world will not be hard to stop. Look at GM. Their quality is diminishing, but they’re still the top dog, so China has a long battle ahead of them. But they have proven they’re capable in the past, and at the very least, they will find their way onto the J.D. Power & Associates list.

  • burlaza,richard says:

    the prices they pay for the parts they use to build the cars are probably much cheaper in china or korea, the prices they sell the vehicles are a bargain for anyone who is intrested in buying a new car.
    the standards for the japanese cars and american cars i think are working on the upades for the demand for safety and thier car to be more useful for the average person.

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