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Car Reliability: Why Can't U.S. Automakers Catch Up to Foreign Car Makers?

Guests: David Champion Director of Auto Testing, Consumer Reports Jean Jennings Editor-in-Chief, Automobile Magazine Gary Convis Executive Vice President, Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky Americans love their cars. Whether it's a 12-year old Volvo, a new Corvette or a Ford pick-up. Consumer Reports is just out with its top car picks for 2001. Once again, Japanese cars dominated in their survey of performance and reliability. American cars did make substantial gains. How do you choose the car you drive? Join Juan Williams for a look at which cars Consumer Reports ranks the most reliable and why American automakers are still playing catch up to the Japanese.

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