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Cars With the Best Initial Quality

The 2017 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study was recently released, and for the second year in a row Kia ranked the highest when it came to initial quality, with Genesis, Porsche and Ford also receiving top marks.

The annual study takes a look at the issues that car owners experience during their first 90 days of ownership. This year's study found that overall quality for the industry averaged 97 problems per 100 vehicles.

The worst brands for initial quality were Fiat, Jaguar, and Volvo. See below for the full rankings and summaries.






3 Steps Every Car Buyer Needs to Take to Save Maximum Money

The key to getting the best deal is to gather price or lease bids from as many local dealers as possible. Then shop that best price around until no one can beat it. Here are the steps:

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Gregg Fidan Gregg Fidan is the founder of RealCarTips. After being ripped off on his first car purchase, he devoted several years to figuring out the best ways to avoid scams and negotiate the best car deals. He has written hundreds of articles on the subject of car buying and taught thousands of car shoppers how to get the best deals.

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