Japanese cars: More reliable than death
Japanese cars, according to a survey, are the most reliable on Earth, which means everyone else is rubbish. Honda, Toyota and Lexus took the first three places in a reliability league, compiled by our chums the Warranty Direct company and What Car!!!!!!!!!
The table was based on cars that are three-to-ten years old and, remarkably, Hondas only a 10% chance of breaking down in any given year. Likewise, Toyota and Lexus are 17% and 18% respectively.
And who sucks? Land Rover, that's who, as they came last in the reliability stakes with a breakdown rate of 71%. Surprisingly, luxury motors like Jaguar (43% breakdown rate) and Mercedes-Benz (45%) didn't fare well at all.
In fact, so poor is the rest of the world, only one non-Far East manufacturer made it into the top 10, so take a bow Chrysler.
What Car!?!?! editor in chief Chas Hallett said: "Reliability is so important to motorists, especially when times are tough. Japanese car makers really do deliver on reliability and Honda is exceptionally good at this. What will be surprising to many is the fact that several of the more desirable brands did not fare so well regarding reliability, and the cost of their repairs are high. They need to do better."