So glad you have reiterated your points P3G for the ____ teenth time. So glad there are a few brave souls willing to judge a car for themselves, and give relative weight to the 'hard' facts of our self appointed 'fact' (often impression) keepers - CR & JDP. They only measure very limited aspects of a vehicle & its' ownership criteria.
Surveys are surveys, and subject to radical departures based on misinformation, misunderstanding, ....................... not to mention the psychology of expectation. (expecting 10, get a 9 - not happy, lash out; expecting a 5 and get 7 - exceedingly happy .............. regardless, 9 exceeds 7)
I am reminded of how easy it is to mislead with statistics - chopped graphs, 'push' polls, .......................... Yes CR & JDP mean well (at least I assume), and yes some of their information is very meaningful, but they are woefully misleading at times, and more importantly incomplete as to what constitutes a desirable vehicle to many.
I can't imagine why you still drive your C-Max P3G with all of those terrible 'facts' on the table - glad you do! I know I would never have driven our Volvo to 300,000 miles if I had paid attention to the truth keepers - lots of upkeep, but the best car we have ever owned (probably still on the road with 500,000 miles by now).
(If only we all drove a Skoda like the authorities 'recommended' - Nah, long live imperfect & sometimes innovative choices)
Because people seem to think this forum is Facebook where one selects their friends and only "good" things are said. I knew it was only a matter of time before JD and CR were thrown under the bus and the data would be questioned. Shouldn't everyone have access to ALL data and make their own decision.
Well my Volvo 164E had a body leak that the dealer couldn't find / fix. Every time I drove it in a downpour (SW PA) the left side of the floor boards filled with water. There was no buybacks then. So when there was a forecast of heavy rain, I didn't drive it. I ended up getting rid of it at 28k miles for a loss of $500. And guess what I haven't owned a Volvo since even though it was one of the best cars I've owned.
Edited by Plus 3 Golfer, 12 March 2014 - 12:36 PM.