Department | Vehicle Purchasing

Car Quality is Back in the Picture

Remember when people used to look at car quality before they looked at anything else in a car? Well, it is looking like that era is coming back quickly. Let’s explore why this is happening and what it could mean to you and your future car purchases. You never know when you will have to buy a new car, and you need to be prepared whenever that does happen.

The Era of the Large

Once upon a time, a craze hit the nation. This mentality of the car-buying craze was “the larger, the better.” Size became more of a status symbol than anything else. You would get a big car, put it on big wheels, and drive around with your big stereo system. All of this fun cost big money, and SUV manufacturers raked in the profits.

Why the Change?

Other than the obvious reason of these cars becoming too expensive to maintain, people started to notice that smaller cars were built better overall. They are more compact, so they can fit into small areas better, and they have enough room to be functional. People began to realize that those big cars could be easily replaced by something that would net them more savings. Car quality was now again something that people considered when buying a new vehicle.

Who Has the Best Quality?

There are many organizations that give out quality awards, and all the companies really take advantage and publicize it. You could ask 100 people what they thought about car quality, and you would get a wide variety of answers. Many people buy foreign because those companies have better reputations for small, quality cars.