The British consumer organization What Car surveyed nearly 13,000 Britons about the reliability of their cars. The results provide a top 25 of models that it is better to leave as a prospective buyer of a second-hand car.
The consumer organization wanted to know if the vehicles had undergone repairs in the past 12 months. The faults were classified into fourteen groups, including battery, body, brakes, fuel system, infotainment/dashboard and steering/suspension.
For each breakdown, the organization asked the owner how long the car had to stay in the garage and how much the repairs cost. This information was used to create a reliability score for 175 models from 31 brands. The cars that were the most expensive to repair and the longest in the garage achieved the lowest scores, and the models with few or no problems received the highest ratings.
Remarkably enough, a car with a not gigantically high failure sensitivity took last place. The reason that this Porsche Macan still dangles at the bottom of this ranking is that the repairs turned out to be very expensive (almost one in three repairs cost around 1750 euros) and that the SUV was often left in the garage for a long time if something was wrong. . The full top 25, including the main problem areas, find you here.
Least reliable used cars according to What Car:
10. Opel Zafira (2005-2015)
Confidence Score: 60.6 percent
9. Volkswagen Passat (2005-2015)
Confidence Score: 57.9 percent
8. Mercedes A-Class (2005-2012)
Confidence Score: 56.3 percent
7. Skoda Octavia (2004-2013)
Confidence Score: 54.4 percent
6. Land Rover Discovery Sport (2014–present)
Confidence Score: 51.4 percent
5. Nissan Qashqai diesel (2014-2021)
Confidence Score: 46.3 percent
4. Land Rover Discovery (2004-2017)
Confidence Score: 45.7 percent
3. Nissan Qashqai (2007-2014)
Confidence Score: 45.6 percent
2. BMW X5 (2007-2013)
Confidence Score: 42.6 percent
1. Porsche Macan (2014–present)
Confidence Score: 40.4 percent
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