Wow this is funny reading.
I am a shady tree mechanic so when I am looking at brand new car I see maintenance items, how easy is to get to them, or Parts quality. I also hear every squeak, knock and thump. Number of cup holders or number of speakers is irrelevant to me.
So either the rest of the population is getting dumber or these ratings are spoofed.
Recently I looked at few new American cars more because of curiosity then anything and OMG talking about pieces of junk.