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Re: Consumer Reports

In a message dated 97-02-24 13:16:59 EST, GScruggs@wposmtp.nps.navy.mil
(Gross Scruggs) writes:

<< Regardless of claims CU is not a true testing laboratory.  They have
neither the
 expertise nor the intent to do so. >>

You are dead wrong on that,  They have a huge, dedicated, and well equipped
test facility in Connecticut. The place is staffed by capable engineers, many
with OE experience.  Their facility is the envy of any and all of the
"enthusiast" style car magazines.  In fact it is bigger, better equipped and
better staffed than the test facilities of quite a few import car brands on
sale in the U.S.

I would feel very comfortable trusting any _data_ generated by "Consumer
Reports" or Consumers Union (the parent organization).  Where we probably
differ is that I don't always agree with their conclusions.  But I have never
been able to fault their research - and you can bet that many companies have
tried (Chrysler, Suzuki, Isuzu, etc).  Bottom line, don't ignore good data,
just come to your own conclusions.