Car Makers - Best Manufacturers of MY 2002

The Car Makers with the Most Reliable and Durable Cars of Model Year 2002 by CR's 2008 List of Used Cars to Avoid 

This page lists the top 2 car manufacturers of model year 2002 by absence from Consumer Reports' 2008 list of Used Cars to Avoid.

2002's Top 2 Car Makers 

The criteria for selecting 2002's best automobile manufacturers are:

  1. No model entry in CR's 2008 list of Used Cars to Avoid at the 5-to-6-year age range,
  2. At least 4 model entries in CR's 2008 Reliability Tables for the 5-to-6-year age range.

The 2 leading manufacturers of the automobile industry are listed below in descending order of entries of 2002 cars in CR's 2008 Reliability Tables (covering the age range of 5-to-6 years old), together with entry count.

  • Toyota Motor Corporation, with 23 Reliability Table entries
  • Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd (Subaru), with 5 Reliability Table entries
By this measure of automotive quality, Toyota Motor Corporation is the best in 1985, 1986, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2006.
 
Worth noting is the increase in the number of models by Toyota Motor Corporation rated in Consumer Reports' Reliability Tables - from 15 in 1985 to 23 in 2002 and 27 in 2005. The increase reflects U.S. consumer gravitation toward quality and a resulting increase in Toyota U.S. market shares.
 
Honda Motor Company would have been among the best manufacturers of 2002, had it not marketed the Passport, a sport-utility vehicle by Isuzu Motors Ltd., an affiliate of General Motors Corporation.
 
Countries of Origin of the 2 Best Car Manufacturers of 2002 by Absence from CR's 2008 List of Used Cars to Avoid
 
Japan accounts for both of the best car companies in 2002. By geographical region, East Asia accounts for both.
 
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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