That won't happen because CR has to sell subscriptions so their news releases aren't going to quote numbers. Their thinking is "You want numbers? Subscribe to CR."It would be interesting if they had some actual figures that reliability could be inferred from. What they offer is opinion only.
I got whiplash on that turn. What does CR have to do with LATimes? Maybe I'm think CR means something different than you do. So what is CR to you or in this case?That won't happen because CR has to sell subscriptions so their news releases aren't going to quote numbers. Their thinking is "You want numbers? Subscribe to CR."
Gotcha. It was the LATimes so I didn't even look. You can't trust ANYTHING they say.Hog the LATimes article is about CR.
Consumer Reports claims to not take advertising and therefore are unbiased........that claim is partially true, they don't take advertising.
However back when the Japanese car manufacturers wanted to get into the Corvette market, the reviews were so biased that someone did a "follow the money", who owns what, who advertises where, and so on..........CR has many $$$ reasons to be biased against all things American made.
You're right. This helps explain it:But there is no way to know if expectations reflect reality.
Not a single manufacturer releases any figures on how many repairs get done on their bikes. There is no way to compare break downs or repairs per average mile from one brand to another. For example, if 10% of brand X owners feel their bike will need repair that doesn't have anything at all to do with how many brand X bikes are on the road, for how many miles, and how many of them have actually needed repairs.