What the most - and least - reliable cars?

16 April 2015

eating in the car Cars are expensive, so you'd hope that once you've forked out all that cash for them, they'll be nice and reliable and not a massive pain in the hole.

Well, What Car? have teamed-up with Warranty Direct to find out which cars are the least reliable. They've also tried to find out which cars you can count on, generally speaking, too.

Of their 38-strong league table of cars, surprisingly, the super expensive luxury cars from Bentley and Porsche came bottom of the pile. If you're spending hundreds of thousands of pounds on a car, you'd hope it was flawless wouldn't you? Then again, if you can afford these vehicles, then you can afford to keep getting it serviced, no doubt.

At the top of the chart came Honda and Suzuki.

The faults that were most common across the board, were electric faults, as well as problems with axles and suspension faults. Between then, around a quarter of all visits to the garage were for these.

Apparently, air conditioning is the least concern to drivers, with just 3% reporting faults in them. Maybe they get loads of problems with them, but just don't report them because they can just open a window?

What Car? editor Jim Holder said: "Honda’s success in the reliability index is chiefly down to low failure rates... but, when things do go wrong, the cars are also relatively cheap to fix."

"Reliability is always one of the key attributes buyers look for when considering a used car purchase, so manufacturers that consistently demonstrate durability will always do well with the consumer."

Most reliable cars!

1. Honda
2. Suzuki
3. Toyota
4. Chevrolet
5. Mazda
6. Ford
7. Lexus
8. Skoda
9. Hyundai
10. Nissan

TOPICS:   Motoring

1 comment

  • Albi
    Weird how Skoda are up there when the cars are made up from things that arrive in boxes from VW and Audi. Maybe the Czechs are just better at screwing things together.

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