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Least reliable brands for older cars

Most older cars won't have a manufacturer warranty to help out if they go wrong, so you'll need to pick a dependable brand. We reveal the most and least reliable...

2014 Renault Megane Renaultsport Cup review

The three least reliable brands for older cars

3. Renault 

What Car? Reliability rating 72.6%

Used Renault Grand Scenic 09-16

No single model stands out as the poorest performer in the Renault range, but Scenic (2009-2016) owners told us 46% of their cars had suffered a fault and Megane (2008-2016) owners said 57% had gone wrong.  

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2. Nissan 

What Car? Reliability rating 70.4%

Nissan Qashqai front cornering - 63-plate car

The Qashqai is the main reason Nissan sits second from bottom in the brand table. The 2007-2013 Qashqai scored a lowly 45.6% reliability rating, and the newer Qashqai (2014-2020) scored only marginally better on 46.3%, with 38% of owners reporting an issue with their car. 

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1. Land Rover

What Car? Reliability rating 66.3%

Used Land Rover Discovery front corner

Land Rover takes the wooden spoon as the least reliable brand for older cars. The Discovery Sport (2014-present) is the least dependable large SUV, with a score of 51.4%, after 43% of owners reported at least one fault on their car. The Discovery (2004-2017) is the third worst luxury SUV, with a rating of 45.7% and a fault rate of 52%.    

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