Over the years here in The Garage, we’ve been lucky to have become friends with a number of people who have been rather involved with the sport of underground cross country rallying. In each case, these folks choose to race German cars exclusively. With one rather notorious exception, the brand of choice is always Porsche. Why? Because they run like a tank. In fact, it seems to be a pretty common joke amongst the Porsche drivers that whenever they see an Italian sports car on the route it is broken down on the side of the road or sitting atop a flatbed.
It should come as no surprise then that JD Power’s latest dependability study names Porsche as the number one brand for vehicle reliability. The JD Power rankings are perhaps the most important quality reports for a car manufacturer in the US market, obviously the largest market in the world. The irony is that the consumers who know this best are the ones who actually use their Porsches for what they were meant for: driving fast!
As an aside, even that rather notorious exception now has a Porsche racing under the team colors!