Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Resume of the year! Most and least reliable car 2010

Which cars sold in Englend are least likely to let you down? We take a look at the reliability top ten car 's manufacture.
Crown to Honda! (big applouse)

What Car? magazine and insurance company Warranty Direct survey: The Japanese cars are still the most reliable, despite recent safety scares involving Toyota and Lexus models, according to the annual study (July 2010).

For the fifth year running, Honda topped the rankings as the most trustworthy car manufacturer. Of the 32 companies studied, Land Rover proved the least reliable company - 53% of its cars suffered a fault - followed by Alfa Romeo, Renault, Saab, MG, Vauxhall, Peugeot, Audi, Rover, BMW.

The most expensive make of car to repair was Porsche, at an average cost of £717.36 followed by Mazda at £481.26. Lowest average repair costs was Renault, at £226.54.

The study was using data from Warranty Direct's 50,000 live policies on cars aged three to 10 years.

What Car? 10 most reliable manufacturers:

1. Honda
2. Subaru
3. Mitsubishi
4. Lexus
5. Toyota
6. Mazda
7. Nissan
8. Skoda
9. Kia
10. Mini 

Which car survey 2010 The UK's most reliable new car is the Kia Picanto, while the Land Rover Discovery 3 is most likely to break down, according to the 2010 Which? car survey (published in the summer of 2010).

Although unlikely to set pulses racing, the small Kia Picanto will also not get tempers flaring, as it scored a remarkable 98.1% in the report on hassle-free motoring.

The British-built Land Rover Discovery 3 bombed in a reliability test, the only car to score under 70%, with a score of just 67.8%.

The Which? survey rates new cars on users happiness, taking into account breakdowns, faults and even niggles, which are guaranteed to get the buyer of a new car cursing. Japanese cars dominate the field with seven of the top ten cars

The Mazda3, Daihatsu Sirion, Honda Insight and Honda Jazz completed the top five

The Which? survey was not good news for Land Rover, with the Land Rover Range Sport featuring in the bottom ten as well. The BMW 3 Series convertible, Hyundai Santa Fe and Renault Megane CC complete the bottom five.

The biggest problem with new cars identified by the survey was electrical systems, which are supposedly meant to make cars more efficient, reliable and comfortable.

Peter Vicary-Smith, Chief Executive, Which?, said: 'You don't expect a new car to go wrong – but our rigorous research shows there's a big difference between the best and worst.

'Some small cars, particularly Korean and Japanese superminis, run like clockwork. Whereas some bigger cars, which you might expect to be more robust, aren't all they're cracked up to be.'

Which? most reliable new cars

1 Kia Picanto - 98.1%
2 Mazda3 - 97.6%
3 Daihatsu Sirion - 97.0%
3 Honda Insight - 97.0%
5 Honda Jazz - 96.2%
6 Toyota iQ - 96.1%
7 Toyota Prius - 95.4%
8 Volkswagen Golf Plus - 93.3%
8 Mercedes-Benz SLK - 93.3%
10 Mazda2 - 93.2%

Which? least reliable new cars

1 Land Rover Discovery 3 - 67.8%
2 BMW 3 Series convertible - 73.9%
3 Hyundai Santa Fe - 75.0%
4 Renault Mégane CC - 75.7%
5 Volkswagen Eos - 75.7%
6 Land Rover Range Rover Sport - 75.8%
7 Jaguar S-type - 76.0%
8 Ford Focus CC - 77.2%
9 Citroën C4 Grand Picasso - 77.4%
10 Volvo S80 - 77.6%
10 Ford S-Max - 77.6%


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