Best and worst older cars for reliability
Buying a secondhand car can be a minefield. So, to help you pick a dependable motor and avoid problem-ridden models, here we reveal the most – and least – reliable four to 10-year-old cars...
5. Seat Leon 2013-present
What Car? Reliability Rating 95.9%
Just over 12% of Leons suffered a fault, with the engine and exterior lights proving to be the most common areas of concern. Two-thirds of cars could still be driven and were repaired for free, but other owners paid up to £750.
4. Mitsubishi ASX 2010-present
What Car? Reliability Rating 96.3%
Only 10% of ASX owners reported a fault on their car, and the most commonly affected areas were evenly split between the battery and gearbox. Half of cars were still driveable, but some owners had repair bills of up to £300.
3. Audi Q3 2011-present
What Car? Reliability Rating 96.5%
Just under 9% of Q3s had a fault, according to owners, with the brakes and non-engine electrics being the biggest causes of concern. All cars remained driveable, but repair bills ranged from £101 to £500.
2. Lexus CT 2011-present
What Car? Reliability Rating 98.8%
Only 5% of CT owners reported a fault on their car, and the only area concerned was non-engine electrics. All cars were still driveable and all were fixed for free.
1. Toyota Yaris 2011-present
What Car? Reliability Rating 99.1%
Only 5% of Yaris owners reported a fault, and non-engine electrical systems were the only area affected. All cars could still be driven and were fixed in a day or less, and all were fixed for free.
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