UK's 10 Least Reliable Cars

Robert Farago
by Robert Farago

Consumer organization Which? surveyed more than 84,000 drivers in The Land of Hope and Glory to establish which new cars suffered the fewest breakdowns, faults and niggles. In the process, they established which vehicles suffer the most breakdowns, faults and niggles. While we wonder about the exact definition of “niggle,” if not the survey’s complete methodology, here’s the bottom of the list. In the perverse dark lining in the silver cloud way of this site, see the winners after the jump. [thanks to G Arlt for the link]

The 10 least reliable new cars

112. Hyundai Santa Fe 82.2%

113. Jaguar S-type 81.2%

114. Volvo XC90 80.6%

115. Land Rover Freelander 80.1%

116. Ford S-Max 79.9%

117. Land Rover Discovery 79.5%

118. Alfa Romeo 159 79.0%

119. Jaguar XF 78.0%

120. Ford Galaxy 76.3%

121. Audi A5 75.8%

The 10 most reliable new cars

1. Honda Accord 98.5%

2. Honda Jazz (2008-present) 98.2%

3. Daihatsu Sirion 97.5%

4. Hyundai i30 96.8%

5. Ford Fiesta 96.2%

6. Honda Jazz (2002-2008) 95.9%

7. Honda Civic Hybrid 95.7%

8. Citroën C1 95.7%

9. Toyota Prius 95.0%

10. Mazda 3 94.4%

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  • Rpn453 Rpn453 on Aug 04, 2009
    urS4red : I am surprised by the listing of the A5. Nobody else is! VW/Audi has been near the bottom of reliability rankings for years. The VW/Audi owners I know have not had your good luck.
  • Davekaybsc Davekaybsc on Aug 04, 2009

    Audi and VW are not the same thing. It's not like saying Toyota/Lexus. Audi sucked pretty hard right up through around 2004, but now they are doing pretty well. As a brand, they are ranked above BMW, and well above Mercedes. VW still pretty much sucks hard.

  • Nick Nick on Aug 04, 2009
    Readers of TTAC will attest to how I’ve lauded X-Types. I know, KatiePuckrick, I was just getting your goat. On a more serious note...a Daihatsu as the third most reliable? Those Europeans are a strange lot.
  • T2 T2 on Aug 04, 2009

    -stuki, push the envelope with anything and reliability takes a dive. thems the rules.