Best and worst city cars for reliability

City cars need to be affordable to buy and run, so you don't want one that breaks down and racks up hefty repair bills. We reveal the most – and least – reliable city cars...

1. Best and worst city cars for reliability
Most reliable city cars
Skoda Citigo
Kia Picanto
Toyota Aygo
Fiat 500
Fiat Panda
Volkswagen Up
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Just because city cars are cheap to buy that doesn't mean they should be unreliable. In fact, appealing to cash-strapped buyers, who could struggle to pay hefty repair bills, means they really do need to be dependable. That's where our 2017 Reliability Survey can help.

We asked more than 14,200 people to tell us about any faults their cars had suffered during the past 12 months, how long the problem kept the car off the road and how much they'd had to pay to get it fixed.

The models that suffered the least problems and were cheapest to fix gained the top ratings in the study, while those that languished in workshops for days on end and racked up expensive repair bills were given the lowest scores.

Here's our round-up of the best and worst performers in the city car league for cars up to three years old.

Read the full Reliability Survey results

Tell us how reliable your car is and you could win £250

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