7:26 am April 21, 2010, by Henry Unger
Agree or disagree: The quality of U.S. cars has improved significantly?
Slightly more Americans now say the United States makes better-quality vehicles than Asia does, the Associated Press is reporting.
Thirty-eight percent said U.S. cars are best, while 33 percent preferred autos made by Asian companies, according to an Associated Press-GfK Poll.
The survey suggests those numbers are largely fueled by a plunge in Toyota’s reputation and an upsurge in Ford’s, AP writes. The poll was conducted in March, as Toyota was being roiled by bad publicity over its recall of more than 8 million vehicles around the globe.
Still, the numbers have changed substantially. When the same question was asked in a December 2006 AP-AOL poll, 46 percent said Asian countries made superior cars, AP reports. Jjust 29 percent preferred American vehicles.
So, what do you make of this? Have American automakers turned the corner for the long haul?
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