The most reliable used car makes – and the least

We reveal the results of our reliability survey data showing how well older cars measure up...

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The UK’s most and least reliable secondhand cars have been revealed in the What Car? Used Car Reliability Survey from the country's leading consumer champion and new car buying platform.

Analysing feedback from 16,328 car owners, What Car? was able to rate the country’s most reliable used cars aged between six and 15 years old. The data includes 27 brands and 139 different models. Reliability data for older models is arguably even more important, because cars tend to be out of manufacturer warranty and their increasing age can inevitably lead to wear and tear related issues, as well as a higher risk of equipment  failure.

Here’s the results, with the most reliable brands at the start, and the least at the end:

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