Americans complain about quality of Mini, VW and Porsche

Munich. Despite improvements to certain details, the quality of the Mini is still not satisfactory, according to some customers in the USA.

According to J.D. Power, a data firm which interviews owners of two-year-old vehicles, the BMW-owned Mini, with an average of 170 faults per vehicle, ranks 33rd in the brand ranking, behind Suzuki and ahead of Kia for the second quarter of 2003.

Of all the German brands, cars by BMW and Audi made the most positive impression on US customers, coming 2nd and 4th in the poll, respectively. Mercedes-Benz was in 8th place, Volkswagen in 22nd and Porsche was 29th, scoring significantly worse than a year ago.

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