Ford's Robutt sweat seat tester

Ford tests to make sure its seats can withstand our sweaty butts

It sounds odd, but Ford has a test for sweaty derrieres. It's all in the name of long-term quality. The automaker showed off its robotic sweaty butt simulator, appropriately named "Robutt," in a Wednesday announcement that explained how the Blue Oval ensures seat quality. Ford first used Robutt to... read more

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Video: Building The 2011 Lexus CT 200h

Lexus has consistently rated at the top of studies for vehicle quality over the past several years, which is not surprising considering that one of the marque’s main... read more December 8, 2010 by

Fiat 500

Fiat ranks last in UK JD Power survey, bodes poorly for Chrysler

Chrysler's vehicles, like all of America's cars, have improved greatly in recent years. But not-too-distant memory reminds us of the Le Baron and even of another ill-fated... read more May 4, 2009 by

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Ford saves $1.2 billion in warranty costs through improved quality

Saving money has become as important, or even more so, than making it in recent months for many carmakers. There just aren't enough buyers actively seeking new cars, so... read more February 3, 2009 by


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