JD Power – New Car Quality Improves In 2011 The recent study by JD Power says that the quality of cars have improved in 2011 and the problems faced in new cars are down 16%. I have been thinking about this since long but the article made me think again. At TFI, you would find many threads where members are facing problems in their cars. A major part of it is because a FIAT owners goes near his car with a magnifying glass of Sherlock Holmes, eyes of an eagle, hearing capability of a bat. How do you see the general quality of Punto/Linea in 2009 vs 2010 vs 2011? I believe old TFI members like RoyJ, Ravi, VP, J Ravi etc. can especially give good inputs as they have been at TFI since June 2010 so know the approx trend of problems faced by various new car owners throughout this time. Every generation of car has seen some common niggles like Clutch slave cylinder, plastics, AC gas leak, link rod etc. I, for one, am not very satisfied with the quality control and PDI system of FIAT and have actually moved away from What car section for this reason. I invite the views of forum members on the topic. What do you think? Is FIAT QC and PDI for newly manufactured cars improving, at the same level or deteriorating? How would you rate it with other cars?