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A car that goes from A-B every day without breaking down has got to be considered as a usefully reliable vehicle.  Servicing has to be done on any vehicle to keep it safe and functioning at its best.  Regular servicing also ensures that the car will last a whole lot longer and be reliable for an extended period of time.  So, assuming that the manufacturers servicing has been carried out and the WOF checks done, when it comes to reliability, which makes and models of motorcar seem to be stand out performers?  Let’s take a look.

Now, how could I go about gathering a useful wodge of information on this topic?  On line… of course!  ‘Gizmag’ was a useful site to find information relating to the reliability of cars in the last decade.  The best place to find useful data was actually via a UK insurance company that took care of automotive warranty.  As a privately owned insurance intermediary, Warranty Direct, were able to collect lots of data about warranty issues.  These warranty issues are not so easy to prise out of the car manufacturers themselves, so with the help of Warranty Direct, a reliability index – an independent comparison of frequency of failure across the 55,000 vehicles the company insured proved very helpful.  Take a look at the reliability index here.  

You’ll muse over the interesting outcomes!

The Warranty Direct Top 100 Most Reliable Used Cars Of 1996-2006 (data from UK):

1 Honda Accord    2 Subaru Forester    3 Mazda MX-5    4 Mitsubishi Carisma    5 Toyota Yaris    6 Honda Civic    7 Nissan Almera    8 Honda CR-V    9 Toyota RAV4    10 Nissan Micra    11 Lexus IS 200    12 Mazda 626    13 Jaguar X-Type    14 Toyota Landcruiser    15 Volvo S/V40    16 MINI (BMW)    17 Suzuki Vitara    18 Mazda 323    19 Toyota Carina E    20 Saab 9-5    21 Lexus LS400    22 Ford Ka    23 Rover 45    24 Hyundai Lantra    25 Mercedes SLK    26 Citroen Xsara    27 Ford Cougar    28 Subaru Impreza    29 Skoda Octavia    30 Audi A4    31 Nissan Primera    32 Toyota Avensis    33 Volvo 850    34 Vauxhall Corsa    35 Seat Toledo    36 Volkswagen Golf    37 Daewoo Lanos    38 Fiat Brava    39 Hyundai Coupe    40 Mitsubishi Shogun    41 Rover 25    42 Mercedes CLK    43 Fiat Marea    44 Ford Focus    45 Peugeot 106    46 MG TF    47 BMW Z3    48 Hyundai Accent    49 Volkswagen Polo    50 Fiat Punto    51 Vauxhall Zafira    52 Mercedes C-class    53 Volvo S60    54 Toyota MR2    55 Mazda Xedos 6    56 Ford Puma    57 Vauxhall Astra    58 Vauxhall Omega    59 Chrysler Neon    60 Audi A2    61 Ford Fiesta    62 Ford Mondeo    63 Vauxhall Corsa    64 Citroen Saxo    65 BMW 3 Series    66 Vauxhall Vectra    67 Isuzu Trooper    68 Mercedes M-Class    69 Subaru Legacy    70 Rover 400    71 Fiat Ulysse    72 Mercedes E-Class    73 Renault Clio    74 Toyota Celica    75 Peugeot 306    76 Peugeot 406    77 Volvo S70    78 Rover 75    79 Daewoo Matiz    80 Peugeot 206    81 Mazda MX-3    82 Vauxhall Tigra    83 Seat Ibiza    84 Peugeot 106    85 Renault Megane    86 Peugeot 406    87 Saab 9-3    88 Audi A3    89 BMW X5    90 Mercedes S-class    91 Toyota Corolla   92 Seat Alhambra    93 BMW 5-series    94 Daewoo Nubira    95 Alfa Romeo 145    96 Saab 900    97 Mazda MX-6    98 Jaguar S-Type    99 Daewoo Leganza    100 Porsche Boxster http://credit-n.ru/offers-zaim/sms-finance-express-zaimy-na-kartu.html

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