J.D. Power has released their IQS for 2008 and the results for MINI aren’t good. Out of 9 categories ranging from all aspects of design to overall quality, MINI scored 2 out of 5. From Autoblog.com.

>It’s that time of year again when automakers either cringe or giggle with glee at the results of the J.D. Power and Associates Initial Quality Study. The IQS measures problems per 100 vehicles during the first 90 days of ownership in the areas of quality of design (i.e. poorly designed cupholders) and defects and malfunctions, and the entire auto industry deserves a pat on the back for improving its average in 2008 to 118 problems per 100 vehicles versus 125 PP100 in 2007

Follow the link below for a nice breakdown of all of the major automakers overall scores.

[ J.D. Power Releases 2008 Initial Quality Study ] Autoblog.com

[ Quality ratings by brand ] Jdpower.com