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June 6, 2013

AutoPacific Announces 2013 Vehicle Satisfaction Awards
AutoPacific Announces 2013 Vehicle Satisfaction Awards AutoPacific today announced its 17th annual Vehicle Satisfaction Awards (VSA) to identify the most satisfying cars on the market and help consumers make informed vehicle purchase decisions. The most satisfying brands in 2013 are Cadillac, Top Premium Brand and Buick, Top Popular Brand. The vehicle - car or truck - registering highest overall satisfaction is the Cadillac SRX Luxury Crossover SUV. The car with the highest overall satisfaction score is the Lexus LS460.

July 31, 2012

AUTOBYTEL AND AUTOPACIFIC REVEAL 2012 IDEAL VEHICLE AWARDS
AUTOBYTEL AND AUTOPACIFIC REVEAL 2012 IDEAL VEHICLE AWARDS Automotive research and consulting firm AutoPacific and Autobytel Inc. (Nasdaq: ABTL), the company dedicated to helping dealers and car-buyers connect online, today announced the 2012 Ideal Vehicle Awards (IVAs). Established in 2006, the IVAs recognize the cars that meet their owner's expectations and desires about their automotive purchases.

May 24, 2012

AutoPacific Announces 2012 Vehicle Satisfaction Awards
AutoPacific Announces 2012 Vehicle Satisfaction Awards AutoPacific announces the 16th annual Vehicle Satisfaction Awards. Based on the largest single-model-year survey of automotive owners, the Vehicle Satisfaction Awards are designed to help consumers make informed purchase decisions with a true "word of mouth" survey. More than 75,000 vehicle owners were surveyed.

November 15, 2011

Goodyear Auto Service Centers Most Satisfying Tire Retailer in AutoPacific Replacement Tire Study
Goodyear Auto Service Centers Most Satisfying Tire Retailer in AutoPacific Replacement Tire Study In its first Replacement Tire Brand Dynamics and Satisfaction Study AutoPacific surveyed over 15,000 vehicle owners who bought replacement tires over the past twelve months to determine what is important when choosing a replacement tire and which tire retailers provide the most satisfying experience. The top satisfying Tire Retailer nationally is Goodyear Auto Service Center, closely followed by Firestone Complete Auto Care, Les Schwab Tire Centers and Sam's Club.

November 1, 2011

Michelin Most Satisfying Tire Brand
Michelin Most Satisfying Tire Brand Michelin is the Most Satisfying Tire Brand in AutoPacific's recent Replacement Tire Buyer Dynamics and Satisfaction Study. Knowing which tire brands provide the most satisfying tire is critical when deciding which replacement tires to purchase. In this study, AutoPacific surveyed over 15,000 vehicle owners who bought replacement tires over the past twelve months. Twenty-eight replacement tire brands were surveyed. The study was used to determine what is important when choosing a replacement tire and which tire brands provide the most satisfying experience in seven basic categories of tires.

September 22, 2011

INTELLICHOICE AND AUTOPACIFIC ANNOUNCE THE 2011 MOTORIST CHOICE AWARDS
INTELLICHOICE AND AUTOPACIFIC ANNOUNCE THE 2011 MOTORIST CHOICE AWARDS Now in its sixth year, the Motorist Choice Award is designed to recognize those vehicles that deliver the compelling combination of high consumer satisfaction and lower-than-expected ownership costs over time. Ford led the list of winning vehicles with four, while repeat winners included the Dodge Ram HD, Hyundai Genesis and Lexus IS.

August 16, 2011

Survey of 72,000 Consumers Reveals Vehicles That Meet Their Owners Demands
Survey of 72,000 Consumers Reveals Vehicles That Meet Their Owners Demands The the 2011 Ideal Vehicle Awards (IVA), announced today by automotive research and consulting firm AutoPacific, reveal the vehicles that most closely match their owners desires. “Everyone has had the experience of wanting to change something after you’ve bought it and experienced it for awhile. This is especially true of vehicles,” says George Peterson, President of AutoPacific. “This research recognizes the vehicles that owners want to change the least. In other words, the vehicles that already match their owner’s demands.

August 8, 2011

Are Drivers Today Immune to High Fuel Prices?
Are Drivers Today Immune to High Fuel Prices? AutoPacific regularly tracks the impact of fuel prices on the types of vehicles Americans will consider buying. The results for the just completed July 2011 Fuel Price Impact Survey (FPIS) show very interesting results.

May 19, 2011

AUTOPACIFIC ANNOUNCES 2011 VEHICLE SATISFACTION AWARDS
AUTOPACIFIC ANNOUNCES 2011 VEHICLE SATISFACTION AWARDS AutoPacific's 15th annual Vehicle Satisfaction Awards announced today reveal Lincoln as the Top Premium Brand, Chrysler as the Top Popular Brand, Mercedes-Benz S-Class as the Top Car and Cadillac Escalade as the Top Truck. Read more to see all of the segment winners!

May 6, 2011

Awards Influence Vehicle Sales
Awards Influence Vehicle Sales AutoPacific research reveals awards impact consumer purchase behavior. Auto manufacturers are fast to use the awards and accolades their vehicles garner in advertising. But do these awards make a difference?