Originally Posted by bvanderbilt
By whom? Their recommendations seem pretty close to the anecdotal evidence you find on the forums and what's reported in the news.
For example, Ford had displaced the Japanese automakers a few years ago in reliability. Now I hear about a ton of Ford issues on new including Chinese-sourced transmissions; and see that reflected in the latest CR. We all knew Toyota would fix their nagging reliability issues after issuing a public apology; they have, and that's reflected as well.
Not a subscriber; just a casual observer.
Just my opinion. I've never been impressed with their reviews.