Reliability is one of the most important things to drivers on the road. With car ownership and the associate dots of running a vehicle being so astronomically high it is crucial that you pick a vehicle that not only suits your needs but also will continue to work for you over time.
The most reliable cars on the roads in the UK have been revealed in new research which looks into how many or few faults cars suffer from.
Motoring experts Warrantywise has analysed its records to find the vehicle makers whose models were most likely to make a warranty claim.
Results are based on the time undertaken for repairs and the cost of fixing faults. The research looked at older models aged between seven and 10 years old and only those where it had more than 500 policies registered.
Topping the list as the most reliable cars was the classic and popular 2009 VW Polo, which is one of Britain’s best-selling vehicles.
Following the Polo is both the Ford Fiesta, Britain’s most popular car and the Focus which is another popular model.
The stalwart Transit van by Ford comes in fourth place followed by a pair of Audis. Japanese car manufacturers Honda an Toyota picked up the top accolades as the first and second most reliable car brands in Britain.
A spokesman for Auto Express magazine said: “Of all the elements that relate to car ownership, none has more of an impact than reliability.
“If you have a dependable car it is easy to take for granted. But when things go wrong, the headaches and financial hardships can have a big impact on day to day life.”
On the other end of the scale, the research also identified the most unreliable cars.
Topping the list is the 2010 Range Rover Sport and parent company Land Rover was crowned as the least reliable car brand.
The Range Rover is followed by the Vauxhall Zafira 2008 and Vauxhall Insignia 2011 as the least reliable motors.
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