For at least another year, Fiat will be the worst brand in initial quality. Last year, the Italian automaker was slammed in the study with owners reporting 206 problems per 100 vehicles, an overwhelming amount over the industry average. This year, Fiat fared considerably better with 161 problems, but that’s nearly 50 more than the industry average of 112.
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MINI Didn't Make It On The List . . .
. . . and it is a list one should be proud not to be on. AutoGuide.com derives a list of the top 10 worst brands in initial quality from the 2015 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study. The study examines problems experienced by vehicle owners during the first 90 days of ownership. Each automaker’s initial quality is determined by the number of problems experienced per 100 vehicles, with a lower score reflecting higher quality. The worst brand in initial quality?
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