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20 most unreliable older SUVs

There are plenty of temptingly-priced used SUVs available but not all of them will give you years of trouble-free motoring. We round-up the 20 SUV models most likely to break down...

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SUVs are hugely popular, which means there are plenty to choose from on the secondhand market. However, buying used can leave you with someone else's problem child, so you need to pick carefully.

That's where the What Car? Reliability Survey – conducted in association with MotorEasy – comes in. To help buyers select the best used examples aged from six to 20 years old we asked nearly 24,000 owners to tell us how reliable their cars had been over the previous 24 months. 

In each case, we asked if the car had suffered any faults, and if so, in which of 15 different areas. In addition, we asked owners to tell us how long their car was out of action for and how much the repairs cost.

We then used this information to give each model a unique reliability rating, and here we reveal the 20 worst performing used SUVs. The list covers small SUVs, family SUVs, large SUVs and luxury SUVs

Read the full results of the What Car? Reliability Survey for cars aged six to 20 years old >>

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