Thursday, 23rd July 2009
In General Japan News,
Japanese cars top for reliability
Japanese cars break down less than vehicles made in any other country, it has been revealed.
The study from Warranty Direct puts Japanese car manufacturers in six out of the top seven spots in terms of reliability.
In total, 250 car models from 30 different manufacturers were looked at, with information about insurance claims used to come up with the overall list.
Cars made by Honda were deemed the least likely to break down, with such an incident only having a probability of 10.59 per cent.
The owners of Mazda and Toyota model were given a 13.08 per cent chance of breaking down, with Subaru just behind at 13.92 per cent.
Out of the European cars in the survey, Smart came the highest, in fifth position.
Bottom of the poll and the brand whose cars are deemed most likely to break down is Land Rover, with vehicles made by the marque given a 46.74 per cent chance of failure.
The survey also looked at the cost of vehicle repair, with Skoda on top as the car manufacturer with the cheapest models to put right when they do break down.
Written by Susan Ballion.