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The most and least reliable used car brands 2013

2013 top 10 most and least reliable used car brands



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It’s that time of year again – Warranty Direct and What Car? have released their latest used car reliability data. 38 brands are covered by the survey, which includes data from 50,000 live Warranty Direct aftermarket warranty policies covering used cars between three and eight years’ old.For the most part it’s business as usual – the most reliable brand has now been the same for a remarkable eight years running; click through the gallery to find out who it is. It’s also no surprise to find Far Eastern marques dominate the positive end of the survey.Looking beyond the top and bottom tens, however, there are some interesting observations.For example, who would have credited Fiat as the 12th most reliable used car brand, or that Citroen in joint 13th would match Kia and Skoda, and far outstrip Volkswagen, which is languishing down in 21st – below SEAT (19th) but well ahead of Audi (31st).However, the results are based not only on reliability, but the cost of repair – which puts some premium manufacturers at an immediate disadvantage. As we’ll see.To read the full story on the top 10 most and least reliable used car brands, please click the above image

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We bought a new Fiat and had it serviced by the main dealer. It had an engine failure while under warranty and with very low miles. It took a lot from us to get it fixed by the fiat garage but it failed again and we just got rid of it. A new Fiat cost us a lot of money and a lot of time and a lot of trouble. Beware!
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The most and least reliable used car brands 2013Focused on cars aged between three and eight years’ old, these are the most and least reliable car brandsFocused on cars aged between three and eight years’ old, these are the most and least reliable car brandsCJ Hubbard2013-07-26T16:00:002013-07-26T16:00:00 true2013 top 10 most and least reliable used car brandsIt’s that time of year again – Warranty Direct and What Car? have released their latest used car reliability data. 38 brands are covered by the survey, which includes data from 50,000 live Warranty Direct aftermarket warranty policies covering used cars between three and eight years’ old.For the most part it’s business as usual – the most reliable brand has now been the same for a remarkable eight years running; click through the gallery to find out who it is. It’s also no surprise to find Far Eastern marques dominate the positive end of the survey.Looking beyond the top and bottom tens, however, there are some interesting observations.For example, who would have credited Fiat as the 12th most reliable used car brand, or that Citroen in joint 13th would match Kia and Skoda, and far outstrip Volkswagen, which is languishing down in 21st – below SEAT (19th) but well ahead of Audi (31st).However, the results are based not only on reliability, but the cost of repair – which puts some premium manufacturers at an immediate disadvantage. As we’ll see.To read the full story on the top 10 most and least reliable used car brands, please click the above imagetop2013 top 10 most and least reliable used car brands - 12013 top 10 most and least reliable used car brands - 1(©Honda)2013 top 10 most and least reliable used car brands - 1(©Honda)2013 top 10 most and least reliable used car brands - 1(©Honda)2013 top 10 most and least reliable used car brands - 1(©Honda)2013 top 10 most and least reliable used car brands - 1(©Honda)2013 top 10 most and least reliable used car brands - 1(©Honda)2013 top 10 most and least reliable used car brands - 1(©Honda)2013 top 10 most and least reliable used car brands - 1(©Honda)2013 top 10 most and least reliable used car brands - 1(©Honda)2013 top 10 most and least reliable used car brands - 1(©Honda)2013 top 10 most and least reliable used car brands - 1(©Honda)2013 top 10 most and least reliable used car brands - 1(©Honda)2013 top 10 most and least reliable used car brands - 1(©Honda)2013 top 10 most and least reliable used car brands - 1(©Honda)2013 top 10 most and least reliable used car brands - 1(©Honda)2013 top 10 most and least reliable used car brands - 1(©Honda)2013 top 10 most and least reliable used car brands - 1(©Honda)2013 top 10 most and least reliable used car brands - 1(©Honda)2013 top 10 most and least reliable used car brands - 1(©Honda)2013 top 10 most and least reliable used car brands - 1(©Honda)2013 top 10 most and least reliable used car brands - 1(©Honda)2013 top 10 most and least reliable used car brands - 1(©Honda)2013 top 10 most and least reliable used car brands - 1(©Honda)2013 top 10 most and least reliable used car brands - 1(©Honda)2013 top 10 most and least reliable used car brands - 1(©Honda)2013 top 10 most and least reliable used car brands - 1(©Honda)2013 top 10 most and least reliable used car brands - 1(©Honda)2013 top 10 most and least reliable used car brands - 1(©Honda)2013 top 10 most and least reliable used car brands - 1(©Honda)2013 top 10 most and least reliable used car brands - 1(©Honda)2013 top 10 most and least reliable used car brands - 1(©Honda)2013 top 10 most and least reliable used car brands - 1(©Honda)2013 top 10 most and least reliable used car brands - 1(©Honda)2013 top 10 most and least reliable used car brands - 1(©Honda)2013 top 10 most and least reliable used car brands - 1(©Honda)2013 top 10 most and least reliable used car brands - 1(©Honda)2013 top 10 most and least reliable used car brands - 1(©Honda)2013 top 10 most and least reliable used car brands - 1(©Honda)2013 top 10 most and least reliable used car brands - 1(©Honda)2013 top 10 most and least reliable used car brands - 1(©Honda)2013 top 10 most and least reliable used car brands - 1(©Honda)2013 top 10 most and least reliable used car brands - 1(©Honda)2013 top 10 most and least reliable used car brands - 1(©Honda)2013 top 10 most and least reliable used car brands - 1(©Honda)2013 top 10 most and least reliable used car brands - 1(©Honda)2013 top 10 most and least reliable used car brands - 1(©Honda)2013 top 10 most and least reliable used car brands - 1(©Honda)2013 top 10 most and least reliable used car brands - 1(©Honda)2013 top 10 most and least reliable used car brands - 1(©Honda)The 10th least reliable used car brand: JaguarAverage mileage: 45,876 Reliability Index rating: 185  Not a great start for the brand group Jaguar Land Rover, as luxury carmaker Jaguar comes in as the 10th least reliable. The high average cost of repair doesn’t help them here.On Bing: see pictures of JaguarFind out how much a used Jaguar costs on Auto TraderRead a Jaguar review on MSN CarstopThe 10th least reliable used car brand: Jaguar - 2The 10th least reliable used car brand: Jaguar - 2(©Jaguar)The 10th least reliable used car brand: Jaguar - 2(©Jaguar)The 10th least reliable used car brand: Jaguar - 2(©Jaguar)The 10th least reliable used car brand: Jaguar - 2(©Jaguar)The 10th least reliable used car brand: Jaguar - 2(©Jaguar)The 10th least reliable used car brand: Jaguar - 2(©Jaguar)The 10th least reliable used car brand: Jaguar - 2(©Jaguar)The 10th least reliable used car brand: Jaguar - 2(©Jaguar)The 10th least reliable used car brand: Jaguar - 2(©Jaguar)The 10th least reliable used car brand: Jaguar - 2(©Jaguar)The 10th least reliable used car brand: Jaguar - 2(©Jaguar)The 10th least reliable used car brand: Jaguar - 2(©Jaguar)The 10th least reliable used car brand: Jaguar - 2(©Jaguar)The 9th least reliable used car brand: Mercedes-BenzAverage mileage: 48,961 Reliability Index rating: 219 said, Jaguar’s "Reliability Index" rating (lower is better) is still a substantial number of points ahead of the 9th least reliable entry – Mercedes-Benz, on 219. Again, the high repair cost doesn’t help the German brand.On Bing: see pictures of Mercedes-BenzFind out how much a used Mercedes-Benz costs on Auto TraderRead a Mercedes-Benz review on MSN CarstopThe 9th least reliable used car brand: Mercedes-Benz - 3The 9th least reliable used car brand: Mercedes-Benz - 3(©Mercedes-Benz)The 9th least reliable used car brand: Mercedes-Benz - 3(©Mercedes-Benz)The 9th least reliable used car brand: Mercedes-Benz - 3(©Mercedes-Benz)The 9th least reliable used car brand: Mercedes-Benz - 3(©Mercedes-Benz)The 9th least reliable used car brand: Mercedes-Benz - 3(©Mercedes-Benz)The 9th least reliable used car brand: Mercedes-Benz - 3(©Mercedes-Benz)The 9th least reliable used car brand: Mercedes-Benz - 3(©Mercedes-Benz)The 9th least reliable used car brand: Mercedes-Benz - 3(©Mercedes-Benz)The 9th least reliable used car brand: Mercedes-Benz - 3(©Mercedes-Benz)The 9th least reliable used car brand: Mercedes-Benz - 3(©Mercedes-Benz)The 9th least reliable used car brand: Mercedes-Benz - 3(©Mercedes-Benz)The 9th least reliable used car brand: Mercedes-Benz - 3(©Mercedes-Benz)The 9th least reliable used car brand: Mercedes-Benz - 3(©Mercedes-Benz)The 8th least reliable used car brand: AudiAverage mileage: 52,963Reliability Index rating: 5.49 BMW is the only one of the ‘big three’ German carmakers that isn’t found in the Warranty Direct bottom 10. And while Audi’s average mileage is the second highest in the bottom 10 (third highest overall), BMW isn’t far behind on 51,521 miles and still manages to place 26th overall. Joint with Volvo, incidentally, which has the highest average mileage altogether at 54,597.On Bing: see pictures of AudiFind out how much a used Audi costs on Auto TraderRead an Audi review on MSN CarstopThe 8th least reliable used car brand: Audi - 4The 8th least reliable used car brand: Audi - 4(©Audi)The 8th least reliable used car brand: Audi - 4(©Audi)The 8th least reliable used car brand: Audi - 4(©Audi)The 8th least reliable used car brand: Audi - 4(©Audi)The 8th least reliable used car brand: Audi - 4(©Audi)The 8th least reliable used car brand: Audi - 4(©Audi)The 8th least reliable used car brand: Audi - 4(©Audi)The 8th least reliable used car brand: Audi - 4(©Audi)The 8th least reliable used car brand: Audi - 4(©Audi)The 8th least reliable used car brand: Audi - 4(©Audi)The 8th least reliable used car brand: Audi - 4(©Audi)The 8th least reliable used car brand: Audi - 4(©Audi)The 8th least reliable used car brand: Audi - 4(©Audi)The 7th least reliable used car brand: JeepAverage mileage: 47,357 Reliability Index rating: 232  Rough-tough American off-road brand Jeep seems to struggle with the rigours of motoring life – it’s the 7th least reliable brand here. However, look more closely at the figures and you’ll see its Reliability Index is only two points worse than Audi.On Bing: see pictures of JeepFind out how much a used Jeep costs on Auto TraderRead a Jeep review on MSN CarstopThe 7th least reliable used car brand: Jeep - 5The 7th least reliable used car brand: Jeep - 5(©Jeep)The 7th least reliable used car brand: Jeep - 5(©Jeep)The 7th least reliable used car brand: Jeep - 5(©Jeep)The 7th least reliable used car brand: Jeep - 5(©Jeep)The 7th least reliable used car brand: Jeep - 5(©Jeep)The 7th least reliable used car brand: Jeep - 5(©Jeep)The 7th least reliable used car brand: Jeep - 5(©Jeep)The 7th least reliable used car brand: Jeep - 5(©Jeep)The 7th least reliable used car brand: Jeep - 5(©Jeep)The 7th least reliable used car brand: Jeep - 5(©Jeep)The 7th least reliable used car brand: Jeep - 5(©Jeep)The 7th least reliable used car brand: Jeep - 5(©Jeep)The 7th least reliable used car brand: Jeep - 5(©Jeep)The 6th least reliable used car brand: ChryslerAverage mileage: 49,367Reliability Index rating: 246.15It’s bad news for Jeep’s sister brand Chrysler as well. But then, this is during the era when the line-up was solely American – with the exception of the 300C, which is based on an elderly Mercedes E-Class. Now some of the smaller ones are essentially Fiats, which may prove better news. On Bing: see pictures of ChryslerFind out how much a used Chrysler costs on Auto TraderRead a Chrysler review on MSN CarstopThe 6th least reliable used car brand: Chrysler - 6The 6th least reliable used car brand: Chrysler - 6(©Audi)The 6th least reliable used car brand: Chrysler - 6(©Audi)The 6th least reliable used car brand: Chrysler - 6(©Audi)The 6th least reliable used car brand: Chrysler - 6(©Audi)The 6th least reliable used car brand: Chrysler - 6(©Audi)The 6th least reliable used car brand: Chrysler - 6(©Audi)The 6th least reliable used car brand: Chrysler - 6(©Audi)The 6th least reliable used car brand: Chrysler - 6(©Audi)The 6th least reliable used car brand: Chrysler - 6(©Audi)The 6th least reliable used car brand: Chrysler - 6(©Audi)The 6th least reliable used car brand: Chrysler - 6(©Audi)The 6th least reliable used car brand: Chrysler - 6(©Audi)The 6th least reliable used car brand: Chrysler - 6(©Audi)The 5th least reliable used car brand: SsangyongAverage mileage: 43,782Reliability Index rating: 247 Korean carmaker Ssangyong bucks the usual Far East = bulletproof trend, and kicks off the bottom five here. Seriously ugly cars at this age, too. But at least the repair costs are more reasonable. On Bing: see pictures of SsangyongFind out how much a used Ssangyong costs on Auto TraderRead a Ssangyong review on MSN CarstopThe 5th least reliable used car brand: Ssangyong - 7The 5th least reliable used car brand: Ssangyong - 7(©Ssangyong)The 5th least reliable used car brand: Ssangyong - 7(©Ssangyong)The 5th least reliable used car brand: Ssangyong - 7(©Ssangyong)The 5th least reliable used car brand: Ssangyong - 7(©Ssangyong)The 5th least reliable used car brand: Ssangyong - 7(©Ssangyong)The 5th least reliable used car brand: Ssangyong - 7(©Ssangyong)The 5th least reliable used car brand: Ssangyong - 7(©Ssangyong)The 5th least reliable used car brand: Ssangyong - 7(©Ssangyong)The 5th least reliable used car brand: Ssangyong - 7(©Ssangyong)The 5th least reliable used car brand: Ssangyong - 7(©Ssangyong)The 5th least reliable used car brand: Ssangyong - 7(©Ssangyong)The 5th least reliable used car brand: Ssangyong - 7(©Ssangyong)The 5th least reliable used car brand: Ssangyong - 7(©Ssangyong)The 4th least reliable used car brand: Alfa RomeoAverage mileage: 47,095Reliability Index rating: 251 Sadly, surprisingly absolutely no-one, Alfa Romeo once again finds itself languishing amongst the least reliable used car brands on sale. This is in stark contrast to parent company Fiat; no wonder the Italians are thinking of pulling car production out of Italy altogether…On Bing: see pictures of Alfa RomeoFind out how much a used Alfa Romeo costs on Auto TraderRead an Alfa Romeo review on MSN CarstopThe 4th least reliable used car brand: Alfa Romeo - 8The 4th least reliable used car brand: Alfa Romeo - 8(©Alfa Romeo)The 4th least reliable used car brand: Alfa Romeo - 8(©Alfa Romeo)The 4th least reliable used car brand: Alfa Romeo - 8(©Alfa Romeo)The 4th least reliable used car brand: Alfa Romeo - 8(©Alfa Romeo)The 4th least reliable used car brand: Alfa Romeo - 8(©Alfa Romeo)The 4th least reliable used car brand: Alfa Romeo - 8(©Alfa Romeo)The 4th least reliable used car brand: Alfa Romeo - 8(©Alfa Romeo)The 4th least reliable used car brand: Alfa Romeo - 8(©Alfa Romeo)The 4th least reliable used car brand: Alfa Romeo - 8(©Alfa Romeo)The 4th least reliable used car brand: Alfa Romeo - 8(©Alfa Romeo)The 4th least reliable used car brand: Alfa Romeo - 8(©Alfa Romeo)The 4th least reliable used car brand: Alfa Romeo - 8(©Alfa Romeo)The 4th least reliable used car brand: Alfa Romeo - 8(©Alfa Romeo)The 3rd least reliable used car brand: PorscheAverage mileage: 36,654 Reliability Index rating: 270 Many may find this more of a shocker: the third least reliable used car brand is German sports car firm, Porsche. Engine seal issues, hard driving and that enormous average repair cost (by far the most expensive in the entire list) are to blame. No figures for Ferrari or Lamborghini are given, incidentally.On Bing: see pictures of PorscheFind out how much a used Porsche costs on Auto TraderRead a Porsche review on MSN CarstopThe 3rd least reliable used car brand: Porsche - 9The 3rd least reliable used car brand: Porsche - 9(©Porsche)The 3rd least reliable used car brand: Porsche - 9(©Porsche)The 3rd least reliable used car brand: Porsche - 9(©Porsche)The 3rd least reliable used car brand: Porsche - 9(©Porsche)The 3rd least reliable used car brand: Porsche - 9(©Porsche)The 3rd least reliable used car brand: Porsche - 9(©Porsche)The 3rd least reliable used car brand: Porsche - 9(©Porsche)The 3rd least reliable used car brand: Porsche - 9(©Porsche)The 3rd least reliable used car brand: Porsche - 9(©Porsche)The 3rd least reliable used car brand: Porsche - 9(©Porsche)The 3rd least reliable used car brand: Porsche - 9(©Porsche)The 3rd least reliable used car brand: Porsche - 9(©Porsche)The 3rd least reliable used car brand: Porsche - 9(©Porsche)The 2nd least reliable used car brand: Land RoverAverage mileage: 52,733Reliability Index rating: 325 Here’s another one that sadly might not come as a surprise – this period of Land Rover is notorious for dodgy reliability, as the massive jump in the Reliability Index compared to third-place Porsche just goes to show. Buyers tend to drive them a long way, though, and they are complex, often hard-working vehicles.On Bing: see pictures of Land RoverFind out how much a used Land Rover costs on Auto TraderRead a Land Rover review on MSN CarstopThe 2nd least reliable used car brand: Land Rover - 10The 2nd least reliable used car brand: Land Rover - 10(©Land Rover)The 2nd least reliable used car brand: Land Rover - 10(©Land Rover)The 2nd least reliable used car brand: Land Rover - 10(©Land Rover)The 2nd least reliable used car brand: Land Rover - 10(©Land Rover)The 2nd least reliable used car brand: Land Rover - 10(©Land Rover)The 2nd least reliable used car brand: Land Rover - 10(©Land Rover)The 2nd least reliable used car brand: Land Rover - 10(©Land Rover)The 2nd least reliable used car brand: Land Rover - 10(©Land Rover)The 2nd least reliable used car brand: Land Rover - 10(©Land Rover)The 2nd least reliable used car brand: Land Rover - 10(©Land Rover)The 2nd least reliable used car brand: Land Rover - 10(©Land Rover)The 2nd least reliable used car brand: Land Rover - 10(©Land Rover)The 2nd least reliable used car brand: Land Rover - 10(©Land Rover)The least reliable used car brand: BentleyAverage mileage: 35,494 Reliability Index rating: 482 Bentley is the least reliable used car brand according to Warranty Direct and What Car?, with a discouragingly huge Reliability Index score of 485. That’s over 12 times worse than the score for the most reliable brand. Speaking of which, read on…On Bing: see pictures of BentleyFind out how much a used Bentley costs on Auto TraderRead a Bentley review on MSN CarstopThe least reliable used car brand: Bentley - 11The least reliable used car brand: Bentley - 11(©Bentley)The least reliable used car brand: Bentley - 11(©Bentley)The least reliable used car brand: Bentley - 11(©Bentley)The least reliable used car brand: Bentley - 11(©Bentley)The least reliable used car brand: Bentley - 11(©Bentley)The least reliable used car brand: Bentley - 11(©Bentley)The least reliable used car brand: Bentley - 11(©Bentley)The least reliable used car brand: Bentley - 11(©Bentley)The least reliable used car brand: Bentley - 11(©Bentley)The least reliable used car brand: Bentley - 11(©Bentley)The least reliable used car brand: Bentley - 11(©Bentley)The least reliable used car brand: Bentley - 11(©Bentley)The least reliable used car brand: Bentley - 11(©Bentley)The joint 9th most reliable used car brand: MazdaAverage mileage: 42,831Reliability Index rating: 94 Now we move on to the most reliable used car brands – and in joint 9th position is Mazda – one of seven Japanese makes in the top 10 (with Nissan just outside in 11th). Impressive result for Mazda, actually, given it has the highest average repair costs of any of the best performers. On Bing: see pictures of MazdaFind out how much a used Mazda costs on Auto TraderRead a Mazda review on MSN CarstopThe joint 9th most reliable used car brand: Mazda - 12The joint 9th most reliable used car brand: Mazda - 12(©Mazda)The joint 9th most reliable used car brand: Mazda - 12(©Mazda)The joint 9th most reliable used car brand: Mazda - 12(©Mazda)The joint 9th most reliable used car brand: Mazda - 12(©Mazda)The joint 9th most reliable used car brand: Mazda - 12(©Mazda)The joint 9th most reliable used car brand: Mazda - 12(©Mazda)The joint 9th most reliable used car brand: Mazda - 12(©Mazda)The joint 9th most reliable used car brand: Mazda - 12(©Mazda)The joint 9th most reliable used car brand: Mazda - 12(©Mazda)The joint 9th most reliable used car brand: Mazda - 12(©Mazda)The joint 9th most reliable used car brand: Mazda - 12(©Mazda)The joint 9th most reliable used car brand: Mazda - 12(©Mazda)The joint 9th most reliable used car brand: Mazda - 12(©Mazda)The joint 9th most reliable used car brand: FordAverage mileage: 47,298Reliability Index rating: 94 Sharing 9th spot with Mazda is Ford – substantially out-pacing arch-rival Vauxhall, which is languishing down in 20th position. Proof that the best-sellers are built for the long-run, too.On Bing: see pictures of FordFind out how much a used Ford costs on Auto TraderRead a Ford review on MSN CarstopThe joint 9th most reliable used car brand: Ford - 13The joint 9th most reliable used car brand: Ford - 13(©Ford)The joint 9th most reliable used car brand: Ford - 13(©Ford)The joint 9th most reliable used car brand: Ford - 13(©Ford)The joint 9th most reliable used car brand: Ford - 13(©Ford)The joint 9th most reliable used car brand: Ford - 13(©Ford)The joint 9th most reliable used car brand: Ford - 13(©Ford)The joint 9th most reliable used car brand: Ford - 13(©Ford)The joint 9th most reliable used car brand: Ford - 13(©Ford)The joint 9th most reliable used car brand: Ford - 13(©Ford)The joint 9th most reliable used car brand: Ford - 13(©Ford)The joint 9th most reliable used car brand: Ford - 13(©Ford)The joint 9th most reliable used car brand: Ford - 13(©Ford)The joint 9th most reliable used car brand: Ford - 13(©Ford)The 8th most reliable used car brand: MitsubishiAverage mileage: 46,543Reliability Index rating: 89 Next up is Mitsubishi, which manages to combine bonkers high performance Evos with dependable workhorses to great success here. But they’re certainly not cheap when they do go wrong.On Bing: see pictures of MitsubishiFind out how much a used Mitsubishi costs on Auto TraderRead a Mitsubishi review on MSN CarstopThe 8th most reliable used car brand: Mitsubishi - 14The 8th most reliable used car brand: Mitsubishi - 14(©Mitsubishi)The 8th most reliable used car brand: Mitsubishi - 14(©Mitsubishi)The 8th most reliable used car brand: Mitsubishi - 14(©Mitsubishi)The 8th most reliable used car brand: Mitsubishi - 14(©Mitsubishi)The 8th most reliable used car brand: Mitsubishi - 14(©Mitsubishi)The 8th most reliable used car brand: Mitsubishi - 14(©Mitsubishi)The 8th most reliable used car brand: Mitsubishi - 14(©Mitsubishi)The 8th most reliable used car brand: Mitsubishi - 14(©Mitsubishi)The 8th most reliable used car brand: Mitsubishi - 14(©Mitsubishi)The 8th most reliable used car brand: Mitsubishi - 14(©Mitsubishi)The 8th most reliable used car brand: Mitsubishi - 14(©Mitsubishi)The 8th most reliable used car brand: Mitsubishi - 14(©Mitsubishi)The 8th most reliable used car brand: Mitsubishi - 14(©Mitsubishi)The 7th most reliable used car brand: ChevroletAverage mileage: 33,590Reliability Index rating: 88 Just ahead of Mitsubishi – by one measly Reliability Index point – is Chevrolet. Which might seem strange, but it’s worth remembering that many of its cars are actually built in Korea rather than America. A solid budget option, then.On Bing: see pictures of ChevroletFind out how much a used Chevrolet costs on Auto TraderRead a Chevrolet review on MSN CarstopThe 7th most reliable used car brand: Chevrolet - 15The 7th most reliable used car brand: Chevrolet - 15(©Chevrolet)The 7th most reliable used car brand: Chevrolet - 15(©Chevrolet)The 7th most reliable used car brand: Chevrolet - 15(©Chevrolet)The 7th most reliable used car brand: Chevrolet - 15(©Chevrolet)The 7th most reliable used car brand: Chevrolet - 15(©Chevrolet)The 7th most reliable used car brand: Chevrolet - 15(©Chevrolet)The 7th most reliable used car brand: Chevrolet - 15(©Chevrolet)The 7th most reliable used car brand: Chevrolet - 15(©Chevrolet)The 7th most reliable used car brand: Chevrolet - 15(©Chevrolet)The 7th most reliable used car brand: Chevrolet - 15(©Chevrolet)The 7th most reliable used car brand: Chevrolet - 15(©Chevrolet)The 7th most reliable used car brand: Chevrolet - 15(©Chevrolet)The 7th most reliable used car brand: Chevrolet - 15(©Chevrolet)The 6th most reliable used car brand: LexusAverage mileage: 47,610Reliability Index rating: 81 Toyota’s luxury arm Lexus prides itself on the quality of its engineering, and is also legendary for its customer service – so we’re actually a little surprised not to see it placed higher. That average repair cost amount won’t help.On Bing: see pictures of LexusFind out how much a used Lexus costs on Auto TraderRead a Lexus review on MSN CarstopThe 6th most reliable used car brand: Lexus - 16The 6th most reliable used car brand: Lexus - 16(©Lexus)The 6th most reliable used car brand: Lexus - 16(©Lexus)The 6th most reliable used car brand: Lexus - 16(©Lexus)The 6th most reliable used car brand: Lexus - 16(©Lexus)The 6th most reliable used car brand: Lexus - 16(©Lexus)The 6th most reliable used car brand: Lexus - 16(©Lexus)The 6th most reliable used car brand: Lexus - 16(©Lexus)The 6th most reliable used car brand: Lexus - 16(©Lexus)The 6th most reliable used car brand: Lexus - 16(©Lexus)The 6th most reliable used car brand: Lexus - 16(©Lexus)The 6th most reliable used car brand: Lexus - 16(©Lexus)The 6th most reliable used car brand: Lexus - 16(©Lexus)The 6th most reliable used car brand: Lexus - 16(©Lexus)The 5th most reliable used car brand: ToyotaAverage mileage: 44,231Reliability Index rating: 70 We would have expected Toyota to be substantially cheaper to repair than Lexus, but the difference is actually only about €50. Still, a Reliability Index rating of 70 is 11 points better than Lexus (81) can manage, which just goes to show there’s certainly something good in those famous mass production methods.On Bing: see pictures of ToyotaFind out how much a used Toyota costs on Auto TraderRead a Toyota review on MSN CarstopThe 5th most reliable used car brand: Toyota - 17The 5th most reliable used car brand: Toyota - 17(©Toyota)The 5th most reliable used car brand: Toyota - 17(©Toyota)The 5th most reliable used car brand: Toyota - 17(©Toyota)The 5th most reliable used car brand: Toyota - 17(©Toyota)The 5th most reliable used car brand: Toyota - 17(©Toyota)The 5th most reliable used car brand: Toyota - 17(©Toyota)The 5th most reliable used car brand: Toyota - 17(©Toyota)The 5th most reliable used car brand: Toyota - 17(©Toyota)The 5th most reliable used car brand: Toyota - 17(©Toyota)The 5th most reliable used car brand: Toyota - 17(©Toyota)The 5th most reliable used car brand: Toyota - 17(©Toyota)The 5th most reliable used car brand: Toyota - 17(©Toyota)The 5th most reliable used car brand: Toyota - 17(©Toyota)The joint 3rd most reliable used car brand: SubaruAverage mileage: 50,803Reliability Index rating: 63 Subarus average higher mileage than any other cars in this reliability top 10, so this joint 3rd place position is a definite triumph. Like Mitsubishi, this is a firm that manages to combine powerful performance cars with more workaday models, and apparently you can rely on all of them.On Bing: see pictures of SubaruFind out how much a used Subaru costs on Auto TraderRead a Subaru review on MSN CarstopThe joint 3rd most reliable used car brand: Subaru - 18The joint 3rd most reliable used car brand: Subaru - 18(©Subaru)The joint 3rd most reliable used car brand: Subaru - 18(©Subaru)The joint 3rd most reliable used car brand: Subaru - 18(©Subaru)The joint 3rd most reliable used car brand: Subaru - 18(©Subaru)The joint 3rd most reliable used car brand: Subaru - 18(©Subaru)The joint 3rd most reliable used car brand: Subaru - 18(©Subaru)The joint 3rd most reliable used car brand: Subaru - 18(©Subaru)The joint 3rd most reliable used car brand: Subaru - 18(©Subaru)The joint 3rd most reliable used car brand: Subaru - 18(©Subaru)The joint 3rd most reliable used car brand: Subaru - 18(©Subaru)The joint 3rd most reliable used car brand: Subaru - 18(©Subaru)The joint 3rd most reliable used car brand: Subaru - 18(©Subaru)The joint 3rd most reliable used car brand: Subaru - 18(©Subaru)The joint 3rd most reliable used car brand: HyundaiAverage mileage: 48,162Reliability Index rating: 63 Joint 3rd is also a superb result for Hyundai – completely thrashing sister Korean brand Kia, which is not only all the way back in 18th but also related almost twice as unreliable. Hyundai also has the lowest average repair cost of all 38 covered here.On Bing: see pictures of HyundaiFind out how much a used Hyundai costs on Auto TraderRead a Hyundai review on MSN CarstopThe joint 3rd most reliable used car brand: Hyundai - 19The joint 3rd most reliable used car brand: Hyundai - 19(©Hyundai)The joint 3rd most reliable used car brand: Hyundai - 19(©Hyundai)The joint 3rd most reliable used car brand: Hyundai - 19(©Hyundai)The joint 3rd most reliable used car brand: Hyundai - 19(©Hyundai)The joint 3rd most reliable used car brand: Hyundai - 19(©Hyundai)The joint 3rd most reliable used car brand: Hyundai - 19(©Hyundai)The joint 3rd most reliable used car brand: Hyundai - 19(©Hyundai)The joint 3rd most reliable used car brand: Hyundai - 19(©Hyundai)The joint 3rd most reliable used car brand: Hyundai - 19(©Hyundai)The joint 3rd most reliable used car brand: Hyundai - 19(©Hyundai)The joint 3rd most reliable used car brand: Hyundai - 19(©Hyundai)The joint 3rd most reliable used car brand: Hyundai - 19(©Hyundai)The joint 3rd most reliable used car brand: Hyundai - 19(©Hyundai)The 2nd most reliable used car brand: SuzukiAverage mileage: 36,094Reliability Index rating: 46 And this is an awesome result for Suzuki. This Japanese brand may be small fry compared to the likes of Toyota and Nissan, but it builds some truly excellent cars – especially the Swift supermini – and has a great heritage of dependable off-roaders. Look at that Reliability Index score, and that low average repair cost.On Bing: see pictures of SuzukiFind out how much a used Suzuki costs on Auto TraderRead a Suzuki review on MSN CarstopThe 2nd most reliable used car brand: Suzuki - 20The 2nd most reliable used car brand: Suzuki - 20(©Suzuki)The 2nd most reliable used car brand: Suzuki - 20(©Suzuki)The 2nd most reliable used car brand: Suzuki - 20(©Suzuki)The 2nd most reliable used car brand: Suzuki - 20(©Suzuki)The 2nd most reliable used car brand: Suzuki - 20(©Suzuki)The 2nd most reliable used car brand: Suzuki - 20(©Suzuki)The 2nd most reliable used car brand: Suzuki - 20(©Suzuki)The 2nd most reliable used car brand: Suzuki - 20(©Suzuki)The 2nd most reliable used car brand: Suzuki - 20(©Suzuki)The 2nd most reliable used car brand: Suzuki - 20(©Suzuki)The 2nd most reliable used car brand: Suzuki - 20(©Suzuki)The 2nd most reliable used car brand: Suzuki - 20(©Suzuki)The 2nd most reliable used car brand: Suzuki - 20(©Suzuki)The most reliable used car brand: HondaAverage mileage: 43,916Reliability Index rating: 39 So, for year number eight, Honda is the most reliable used car brand, with an ultra-low Reliability Index rating of 39. The repair costs may not be amongst the very cheapest, but this also goes to show how infrequently they go wrong. The best choice if you want the most consistently reliable motoring.On Bing: see pictures of HondaFind out how much a used Honda costs on Auto TraderRead a Honda review on MSN CarstopThe most reliable used car brand: Honda - 21The most reliable used car brand: Honda - 21(©Honda)The most reliable used car brand: Honda - 21(©Honda)The most reliable used car brand: Honda - 21(©Honda)The most reliable used car brand: Honda - 21(©Honda)The most reliable used car brand: Honda - 21(©Honda)The most reliable used car brand: Honda - 21(©Honda)The most reliable used car brand: Honda - 21(©Honda)The most reliable used car brand: Honda - 21(©Honda)The most reliable used car brand: Honda - 21(©Honda)The most reliable used car brand: Honda - 21(©Honda)The most reliable used car brand: Honda - 21(©Honda)The most reliable used car brand: Honda - 21(©Honda)The most reliable used car brand: Honda - 21(©Honda)

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