Honda tops reliability survey
- Eighth win in a row for Honda
- Japanese manufacturers perform well
- Premium brands finish at bottom of table
Honda is the most reliable used car manufacturer in the UK, according to the annual survey of more than 50,000 car owners conducted by What Car? and Warranty Direct.
It's the eighth year in a row that the Japanese company has secured the top spot in the poll, which includes 38 manufacturers across Warranty Direct policies on vehicles of between three and eight years of age.
Brands from the Far East dominate the top 10 of the survey. Suzuki and Hyundai finish second and third behind Honda, with Subaru and Toyota completing the top five. Only Chevrolet and Ford manage to break the stranglehold, finishing in seventh and ninth places respectively.
The bottom three places in the manufacturers table are all filled by premium brands - Porsche (36th), Land Rover (37th) and Bentley (38th). Their poor showings are compounded by relatively high repair bills.
The most reliable models overall are the Mitsubishi Lancer and Vauxhall Agila - and they're also the cheapest to repair.
Most reliable used car brands
Listed below are the most reliable used car brands based on claim data from Warranty Direct. Due to the huge differences between the best and worst performers, cars with average reliability and better are placed 12th and above.
37. Land Rover
By John McIlroy
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