What are the least and most reliable cars?
Cars are bloody expensive things to have, so you'll be wanting one that won't keep costing you money outside of the expected costs.
And so, a list of the most and least reliable cars has been published, which could be useful if you're in the market for a new motor.
The most reliable car of the last 15 years is the Mitsubishi Lancer, according to automotive warranty specialist, Warranty Direct.
It topped the Reliability Index which uses a mystifyingly complex formula to rank various models, but basically, it works out how often a car breaks down, average mileage and how much it costs you to repair.
The most reliable cars, away from the 05-08 Lancer, are Vauxhall Agila (00-08), Suzuki Alto (97-06), Toyota Aygo (05-present), Honda HR-V (98-06), Volvo S40 (96-04), Mazda MX-5 (05-), Mercedes E Class (06-), Toyota Yaris (99-03) and the Honda Jazz (01-08).
At the other end of the spectrum, the lousiest cars you can buy contain some rather surprising names. One car is the Bentley Continental GT, which will break down and cost you loads of money on top of what you paid for it in the first place. Porsche's 911 also stars, as well as three models from Mercedes.
The least reliable cars are Audi RS6 (02-11), BMW M5 (04-11), Mercedes SL (02-), Mercedes V-Class (96-04), Mercedes CL (00-07), Audi A6 Allroad (00-05), Bentley Continental GT (03-), Porsche 911 (01-06), Land Rover Range Rover (02-) and Citroen XM (94-00).