Are these the least reliable cars on British roads?
Research into the most unreliable cars on Britain's roads has turned up some surprising contenders ranging from luxury vehicles to small city cars. Motoring Research and What Car? amongst others have uncovered the following results about some of the cars we should think twice about trusting:
Controversy has surrounded this make in the last year after some models caught fire - however, the most prevalent fault is in the gearbox costing over £1,000 to get it fixed. Problems didn't stop there as other owners have reported issues with ignition coils, alternators and clutches.Read More
The popular retro car comes with problems that seem to mount up after a year or so, and these tend to be concentrated mainly on the clutch, although other faults have included engine, gearbox and steering.Read More
The popular Spanish hatchback tends to get problems in the electrics, gearbox and engine with the latter costing around £840 to repair on average.Read More
Nearly half of new cars suffered reported faults, mainly with the engine or electronics.Read More
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The odds are stacked up against this vehicle for reliability, as a shocking one in two owners reported problems leading to a reliability rating of 86.7 from Motoring Research. The faults were extensive enough to render a third of cars as undriveable!Read More
Although this car is much-loved by the British public, their confidence may be misplaced as in 47% of cases diesel vehicles malfunctioned as reported by 'What Car?' and there were a catalogue of other faults logged.Read More
35% of owners had problems with the 208 vehicle, particularly electrical faults with typical repairs costing up to £500 and other faults reported on infotainment systems.Read More
Approximately a third of these cars had issues in the first 12 months of ownership, typically, satnav, electrics and bodywork.Read More
The new model is proving less than dependable compared to the older versions and has been classed as the least reliable luxury car by 'What Car?' as 36% of cars had faults in the last 12 months including, bodywork, electrics and trim.Read More
This hybrid popped up as unreliable in terms of it's bodywork and electrical systems, and other issues that had owners hopping mad included broken door handles, bent seat frames and parking sensor malfunctions.Read More
although this car is a common sight on the roads, unfortunately it is also a common sight in the garage too, with 19% of cars developing faults in a number of categories!Read More
Warranty claims for gearbox faults are common, usually costing over £1000. Engine, alternator and clutch are problem areas too.Read More
So, although no car can be guaranteed as problem free, if you were thinking of buying any of the makes above you may want to give this some serious thought as looks are definitely not everything in the reliability stakes!