Car Brands - Best Brands of MY 2004

The Most Reliable and Durable Car Brands of Model Year 2004 by CR's 2010 List of Used Cars to Avoid 

This page lists the top seven car brands of model year 2004 by absence from Consumer Reports' 2010 list of Used Cars to Avoid.

2004's Top 7 Car Brands 

The criteria used on this page for selecting 2004's best automobile brands are:

  1. No model entry in CR's 2010 list of Used Cars to Avoid at the 5-to-6-year age range,
  2. At least 3 model entries in CR's 2010 Reliability Tables for the 5-to-6-year age range.

These 7 brand leaders of the automobile industry are listed below in descending order of entries in CR's 2010 Reliability Tables (covering the age range of 5-to-6 years old), together with entry count.

  • The Toyota line, with 16 Reliability Table entries
  • The Honda line, with 9 Reliability Table entries
  • The Lexus line, with 8 Reliability Table entries
  • The Subaru line, with 6 Reliability Table entries
  • The Acura line, with 5 Reliability Table entries
  • The Hundai line, with 5 Reliability Table entries
  • The Infiniti line, with 3 Reliability Table entries
The Toyota line is first by this measure of quality for model years: 1985, 19861995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2006.
 
The 2004 Toyota line is first by overall Reliability-Durability GPA as well. To compare this list of the most reliable and durable car brands of 2004 with that using the overall Reliability-Durability GPA of the brands, click 2004.
 
Countries of Origin of the 7 Best Car Brands of 2004 by Absence from CR's 2010 List of Used Cars to Avoid
 
Japan accounts for 6 of the 7 best brands in 2004 and South Korea accounts for 1.
 
Additional Resources

Best Car Brands by CR's List of Used Cars to Avoid: 1985  1986  1987  1988  1989  1990  1991  1992  1993  1994  1995  1996  1997  1998  1999  2000  2001  2002  2003  2004  2005  2006 

Worst Car Brands by CR's List of Used Cars to Avoid:  1985  1986  1987  1988  1989  1990  1991  1992  1993  1994  1995  1996  1997  1998  1999  2000  2001  2002  2003  2004  2005  2006

Best Car Makers by CR's List of Used Cars to Avoid: 1985  1986  1987  1988  1989  1990  1991  1992  1993  1994  1995  1996  1997  1998  1999  2000  2001  2002  2003  2004  2005  2006

Worst Car Makers by CR's List of Used Cars to Avoid:  1985  1986  1987  1988  1989  1990  1991  1992  1993  1994  1995  1996  1997  1998  1999  2000  2001  2002  2003  2004  2005  2006

The Best Cars of Each Model Year by Reliability-Durability GPA: 1975  1976  1977  1978  1979  1980  1981  1982  1983  1984  1985  1986  ...  2004  2005

The Worst Cars of Each Model Year by Reliability-Durability GPA: 1980  1981  1982  1983  1984  1985  1986  ...  2004  2005 

The Best Car Brands of Each Model Year by Reliability-Durability GPA: 1985  1986 ...  2004  2005

The Worst Car Brands of Each Model Year by Reliability-Durability GPA: 1985  1986 ...  2004  2005

The Best Car Manufacturers of Each Model Year by Reliability-Durability GPA: 1985  1986 ...  2004  2005

The Worst Car Manufacturers of Each Model Year by Reliability-Durability GPA: 1985  1986 ...  2004  2005

For additional car quality information, visit www.AutoOnInfo.net and CarsOnInfo.net.

In particular, for additional durability information, see:

http://www.AutoOnInfo.net/SharesOfHighMileageVehicles.aspx 
http://CarsOnInfo.net/ToyotaAgeEquivalents.aspx 
http://CarsOnInfo.net/ToyotaMileageEquivalents.aspx 
http://CarsOnInfo.net/Top25OfAutoonInfosHighMileageRoster.aspx

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