Best and worstcars for students

* Honda Jazz 'most reliable' * Best of cars costing less than 3000 * Check out our Campus Corkers, too...

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What Car? Staff
20 Sep 2010 11:29 | Last updated: 14 Jun 2018 00:03

Looking for a campus runaround to kick off the new term? You could do worse than check out the Honda Jazz, which has come top of the reliability chart for cars costing less than 3000, according to independent warranty provider Warranty Direct.

After analysing 50,000 of its policies, Warranty Direct revealed that there was just an 8% chance that the previous-generation Jazz would breakdown. With average repair bills of 231.59 when things did go wrong, the Honda got a reliability score of 18.53.

Next best was the Vauxhall Astra with an 11% chance of breaking down with a score of 26.90, while Toyota rounds off the top three with the Yaris awarded a score of 27.35.

The worst
While Citroen's C3 was worst of the 10 cars listed, with 23% of cars going wrong in an average year, repair bills for the car weren't too bad with an average cost of 211.90.

Finding a safe, reliable car for your kids is tricky, but it's not impossible, so take a look at our Campus Corkers for some more suggestions.

Budget car reliability
Position
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10Car
Honda Jazz
Vauxhall Astra
Toyota Yaris
Nissan Micra
VW Lupo
Fiat Punto
Ford Fiesta
Smart ForTwo
Daewoo Matiz
Citroen C3Reliability rating
18.53
26.90
27.35
27.99
30.11
37.99
41.24
41.49
41.75
48.74