I’ve shouted them down when they’ve reported negatively about Saab, and occasionally I’ve been shouted down myself because of it.
I’m still far from convinced that CR’s methodology is correct, but for what it’s worth, the Saab 9-3 has lifted its rating in Consumer Reports’ latest survey and is even on the “newly recommended” list due to it’s improvement.
As you can see on the graph below, Saab have improved from being second or third-last as in previous surveys. They’re still below the industry average, but have improved consistently enough to make the recommended list.
I don’t know if this will help to sell any cars (hey, according to CR we’re not as bad as we used to be…) but at least it’ll be less of a barrier.
You can read more about the results at CR’s blog.
Thanks to you-know-who-you-are.