Initial quality is important for automakers to get right, said Raffi Festekjian, J.D. Power's director of auto research. Customers who are unhappy with a car right after they buy it are more likely to switch brands next time.
For these rankings, J.D. Power surveyed car owners within three months of purchasing their new car, asking them a variety of questions about the car.
According to Kelly Blue Book, these ten cars go easy on your wallet and are a heck of a lot of fun to drive.
|How I bought a house at age 25|
|Marissa Mayer on maternity leave: "I understand I'm the exception"|
|Walmart brings back its greeters|
|Runway Injustice: How the modeling industry exploits young workers|
|Treasury rejects pension cuts for 273,000 workers and retirees|