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Nissan Hires Top Car Reviewer (Champion) of Consumer Reports

Wed Aug 22, 2012 11:09 pm

Thanks to http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/0 ... -reviewer/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;:

http://www.businessweek.com/news/2012-0 ... er-reports" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Notice where he'll be working? ;)
Nissan Motor Co. (7201) said it’s hiring the senior auto reviewer for Consumer Reports magazine to be the carmaker’s new executive adviser on vehicle quality.

David Champion, senior director of Consumer Reports Auto Test Center, will work at Nissan’s vehicle testing center in Stanfield, Arizona, the company said yesterday in a statement. Champion, who worked as a Nissan engineer from 1994 to 1997, will report to Steve Monk, Nissan’s director of vehicle evaluation and testing, the Yokohama, Japan-based company said...

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Re: Nissan Hires Top Car Reviewer (Champion) of Consumer Rep

Thu Aug 23, 2012 12:11 am

Who was the old executive advisor?
I noticed you're still working with polymers.

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Re: Nissan Hires Top Car Reviewer (Champion) of Consumer Rep

Thu Aug 23, 2012 9:31 am

It sounds like heads are rolling over there. I guess telling the mother ship that the batteries can handle Phoenix didn't work out so well.

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Re: Nissan Hires Top Car Reviewer (Champion) of Consumer Rep

Thu Aug 23, 2012 10:07 am

He should have great insights into what testers are looking for when they review new cars. That would be valuable information to have, especially early in the development cycle.

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Re: Nissan Hires Top Car Reviewer (Champion) of Consumer Rep

Thu Aug 23, 2012 10:18 am

TonyWilliams wrote:It sounds like heads are rolling over there. I guess telling the mother ship that the batteries can handle Phoenix didn't work out so well.
Too funny! Yet another reason for more people to report the battery issue to Consumer Reports and let Nissan know we are doing it. Who better than Champion to realize how damaging this could be.

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Re: Nissan Hires Top Car Reviewer (Champion) of Consumer Rep

Thu Aug 23, 2012 10:35 am

I hope one of his perks isn't a "slightly used" Arizona Leaf. :o He could be in for a big surprise. ;)
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Re: Nissan Hires Top Car Reviewer (Champion) of Consumer Rep

Thu Aug 23, 2012 12:07 pm

Stoaty wrote:I hope one of his perks isn't a "slightly used" Arizona Leaf. :o He could be in for a big surprise. ;)
I hope he gets a new one. Let's call him in a year!

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