The Mitsubishi Lancer is the most reliable car of the last fifteen years, according to Warranty Direct's Reliability Index.
The Mitsubishi Lancer is the most reliable car of the last fifteen years, according to Warranty Direct's Reliability Index. But how has this been calculated? Warranty Direct has thousands of and live and historic policies enabling the insurer to place information relating to failure claims into a database. This includes how frequently each model breaks down, the cost of repairs, times off-road, and ages/mileages. As such, each model earns a Reliability Index Score. The most reliable vehicles are rated less than twenty, average performers manage around one-hundred and the least reliable top the one-thousand mark.The Mitsubishi Lancer - specifically the 2005 to 2008 model - therefore has a Reliability Index Score of six. That alone makes it a wise buy. This is followed by the 2000 to 2008 Vauxhall Agila with a total of eight. The Suzuki Alto comes third with nine, specifically the 1997 to 2006 model. Forth place is the current Toyota Aygo with a Reliability Index Score of ten, and fifth is the 1998 to 2006 Honda HR-V which scores sixteen. What a contrast to the 2002 to 2011 Audi RS6 with one-thousand two-hundred and eighty-two. Dear, oh dear. Warranty Direct therefore say that four of the five most reliable cars of the last fifteen years are Japanese. This is to be expected. Even decades ago - when companies such as Datsun (now Nissan) entered the UK market - their products were more robust than most competitors. Why? Because the Japanese place immense value on reliability in the same way Italian manufactures favour style. It is therefore in their culture to build long-term reliability into their products as a key ingredient. Not every car hits the mark, but I tend to trust old Japanese bangers more than many newer rivals. So ... where can I buy a Lancer?