Best and worst older luxury cars for reliability

Luxury cars suffer from heavy depreciation, so can make very tempting used buys. But they can also leave you with big repair bills if you don't choose one of the more reliable models...

1. Best and worst older luxury cars for reliability
Best older luxury cars for reliability
Audi A6
Audi A6 interior
Audi A7
Audi A7 interior
Mercedes-Benz CLS Coupe
Mercedes-Benz CLS Coupe
BMW 5 Series (2003-2011)
BMW 5 Series (2003-2011)
Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe
Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe
BMW 5 Series (2010-2017)
BMW 5 Series (2010-2017)
Mercedes-Benz E-Class saloon (2009-2016)
Mercedes-Benz E-Class saloon (2009-2016)
Lexus GS
Lexus GS
Jaguar XJ
Jaguar XJ
Jaguar XF (2010-2015)
Jaguar XF (2010-2015)
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Car makers usually load their luxury car models up with all the latest kit, so they should be great to live with. It does mean they have more gadgets to go wrong, though, and once they're out of warranty it'll be down to owners to foot the bill for repair costs.

In our 2017 Reliability Survey, we asked more than 14,200 people to tell us about any faults their cars had suffered during the past 12 months. To pinpoint the most - and least - dependable models, we asked how long each problem had kept the car off the road and how much it had cost to get it fixed.

Models with the least problems and the lowest repair bills gained the top ratings, and those that languished in workshops for days on end and racked up expensive bills were given the lowest ratings.

Here's our round-up of the best and worst performers in the luxury league for cars aged four to 10-years-old.

Read the full Reliability Survey results

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