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Each year, Consumer Reports issues a comprehensive study that tracks the reliability of all vehicles sold in the United States covering brand new models to models up to ten years old.

Known as the Consumer Reports Reliability Survey, the information that they gather and organize is always a welcome resource to consumers looking to make an educated decision when purchasing a new or used vehicle.

This year Consumer Reports sent out over 8 million surveys to its subscriber base asking about the experiences with their vehicles over the previous 12 months.

Over 1.1 million people responded to the survey, making it one of the most useful and data-rich studies about vehicle ownership for 2015 and beyond.

I wanted to highlight a few of the vehicles and manufacturers that earned the highest reliability rankings to give you an idea of what the Consumer Reports Reliability Survey is all about.

Toyota: Most Reliable Non-Luxury Auto Maker

Toyota comes in at number 2 for overall reliability (their luxury arm, Lexus, holds the number 1 spot) and continues to enjoy a comfortable lead for most reliable non-luxury auto maker.

One of the reasons Toyota manages to do that, we believe, is that they introduce new technologies slowly and on proven platforms.

While their vehicles may seem to some as plain, you can’t deny the fact that the Toyota line-up has some the most impressive and reliable mainstream vehicles in the industry today.

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The hard working and dedicated professionals at the LaFontaine Import Super Center in Dearborn, MI would like to introduce to you, our dear customers a term that sums up the experience you can expect when you do business at one of our fine retail establishments.

It’s a little something we like to call #Enjoyability.

Enjoy!

Birds are chirping, flowers are blooming and graduation caps are flying through the air. Yeah, that’s right, spring means college graduation.

Time to change out of those sweatpants, put on a nice pair of slacks and strut into the “real world.” One of the first steps in the journey to adulthood is buying a new car.

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We’ve compiled a list of all the best tips to follow so you can score the new Kia of your dreams.

1. Take your Time

Maybe you’re tired of driving that old clunker around town, or maybe you’re buying a car for the first time. Either way, don’t rush the process.

Look at as many cars as you want and take notes so you can remember all the important facts.

Car and Driver advises you not to purchase your car on the first visit. Take at least a night to think about your decision. You’ll be driving this new car for several years – you should be comfortable and happy with your decision.

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Luxury (lux·u·ry) noun: The state of great comfort and extravagant living. And that’s exactly what you’ll find in the all-new 2015 K900; Kia’s first ever rear drive, large luxury sedan.

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I know all our Kia enthusiasts have two immediate questions. When will the K900 hit showrooms and how much will it cost?

I can tell you right now is that the all-new Kia K900 is going to be available this spring at LaFontaine Kia. The Standard Package K900 has an starting MSRP of $59,500 and the optional VIP Package goes up to $65,500.

Now that we have that out of the way, let’s take a look at what you can expect from this spectacular vehicle when it arrives:

Exterior Design

The K900 offers an elegant exterior with fluidic features. The sleek frame and world-class wheelbase create its unique aerodynamic profile.

Its engine is mounted further back creating extra space between the cabin and front wheel; this gives the K900 a distinctive look.

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