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      11-03-2012, 01:27 PM   #28
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If you looks at CR's latest overall reliability report by brand they look at 28 brands. Eleven of those brands are Japanese or Korean. Nine of the top 10 rated brands are Japanese-Korean. Only Audi makes the top 10 for non J-K and the only J-K brands in the bottom 18 are Nissan and Hyundai. As far as I know this dominance in CR rankings for Japanese-Korean cars has been going on for two decades. I can only think of three reasons for it- either non J-K car makers are so inept technologically they can't compete, or CR has a conscious or unconscious bias towards J-K cars, or the reporting methods are skewed or manipulated.