Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 40
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Pretoria
    Age
    54
    Posts
    653
    Thanked: 119

    Talking The most Reliable cars of the century.

    Ok so I know this wont settle the argument but makes for interesting readin.
    Did you find your car here?
    I'm going to get my popcorn now.

    Here is the link for the complete article
    http://www.gizmag.com/the-100-most-r...in-order/5657/

    In these pages we focus on design, breakthroughs, enabling technologies and concepts and it's rare that we look at product that has been in the marketplace for some time, much less second-hand product. But when we saw what UK company automotive warranty company was up to, we know you'll agree that it's worth a mention. As a privately owned insurance intermediary, the firm collects lots of data about warranty issues – something you'll never find out from the only other people who have access to the information (the manufacturers). In a very clever move, it has taken this secondary data and produced a reliability index – an independent comparison of frequency of failure across the 55,000 vehicles it insures. Read on for a list of the 100 most reliable used cars over the past decade. And before you take a peek, have a guess at where the best Japanese, German, Swedish, British, Korean and French-built cars will rank. You won't even come close!
    Firstly, the company is Warranty Direct, and their reliability index can be found here. Secondly, congratulations to the Honda Accord which ranked at number one, and to Honda, Nissan and Toyota who all managed two cars in the top 10. Thirdly, congratulations to the Japanese automotive industry which supplied every car in the Top 10, and an amazing 16 of the Top 20. The highest placed non-Japanese model was the British built Jaguar X-Type in 13th with the mighty German automotive industry first appearing at number 25.
    Volvo's S/V40 was the highest placed Swedish manufacturer in 15th, with the nation's most popular manufacturer, Ford, delivering its best ranked model, the Ka, in 22nd. Hyundai's Lantra was the pick of the Koreans and the Citroen Xsara was the best-placed French model at number 26.
    And a very special mention to Toyota - Toyota has an ambition to become the world's largest motor company and on the results of this survey, it fully deserves to get there. It scored as well as any other manufacturer in the top ten cars with two contenders, but also took eleventh spot with the Lexus IS 200, fourteenth with the Landcruiser, 19th with the Carina E, and 21st with the Lexus 400 - six cars in the top 21 represents a fantastic effort but a look down the list confirms what we'd always suspected - they have been building the most reliable cars for a long time - long product lines such as the Celica and Corolla are also there. Those cars have been produced for 30 years in vast numbers - it's not just one very reliable model here and there - .
    "Obviously reliability is not the main reason why someone might choose one model over another, but it is still an important consideration for the majority," says Duncan McClure Fisher of Warranty Direct. "However, used car buyers are considerably more cautious. Japanese models may not be the most charismatic but you're unlikely to spend a great deal of money and time in the garage keeping it on the road."
    Just a note to ensure fairness - cars with extended warranties are unlikely to appear on this list, for obvious reasons. As some manufacturers offer such schemes across the range, they will also be under-represented.

    The 10 most reliable cars according to Warranty Direct:
    1. Honda Accord - A classy package, well put together and feels more special than the average family car. Superb engines and value for money.
    2. Subaru Forester - Not quite an off roader, much more than an estate with a sporty edge, making it the perfect combination. Great all round buy.
    3. Mazda MX-5 - Blueprint for the modern roadster with sweet handling and engines to match. Extremely easy to live with.
    4. Mitsubishi Carisma - Despite the name, not that interesting to look at or drive, but that's not the point. Here is a no-nonsense hatchback that won't let you down.
    5. Toyota Yaris - Superminis don't come better. Bags of room and perky engines. Probably the best small car buy.
    6. Honda Civic - Solid build quality and good engines are just part of the appeal, the Civic is one of the most spacious small cars around. Great value.
    7. Nissan Almera - A dull package, but that's no reason to dismiss the Almera which is practical and perfect for the smaller family who need a big boot and utter reliability.
    8. Honda CR-V - Proof that you don't need an XXXL 4x4. Here is a four-wheel drive estate that is flexible, easy to drive and own.
    9. Toyota RAV4 - So few four-wheel drives are fun to drive. This car is suitably sporty, but very practical. Expensive used buy but worth it.
    10. Nissan Micra - The driving school favourite. Tough, fairly roomy, but with its light controls is easy to steer around town.
    The Warranty Direct Top 100 Most Reliable Used Cars Of The Past Decade
    1. Honda Accord
    2. Subaru Forester
    3. Mazda MX-5
    4. Mitsubishi Carisma
    5. Toyota Yaris
    6. Honda Civic
    7. Nissan Almera
    8. Honda CR-V
    9. Toyota RAV4
    10. Nissan Micra
    11. Lexus IS 200
    12. Mazda 626
    13. Jaguar X-Type
    14. Toyota Landcruiser
    15. Volvo S/V40
    16. MINI (BMW)
    17. Suzuki Vitara
    18. Mazda 323
    19. Toyota Carina E
    20. Saab 9-5
    21. Lexus LS400
    22. Ford Ka
    23. Rover 45
    24. Hyundai Lantra
    25. Mercedes SLK
    26. Citroen Xsara
    27. Ford Cougar
    28. Subaru Impreza
    29. Skoda Octavia
    30. Audi A4
    31. Nissan Primera
    32. Toyota Avensis
    33. Volvo 850
    34. Vauxhall Corsa
    35. Seat Toledo
    36. Volkswagen Golf
    37. Daewoo Lanos
    38. Fiat Brava
    39. Hyundai Coupe
    40. Mitsubishi Shogun
    41. Rover 25
    42. Mercedes CLK
    43. Fiat Marea
    44. Ford Focus
    45. Peugeot 106
    46. MG MG TF
    47. BMW Z3
    48. Hyundai Accent
    49. Volkswagen Polo
    50. Fiat Punto
    51. Vauxhall Zafira
    52. Mercedes C-class
    53. Volvo S60
    54. Toyota MR2
    55. Mazda Xedos 6
    56. Ford Puma
    57. Vauxhall Astra
    58. Vauxhall Omega
    59. Chrysler Neon
    60. Audi A2
    61. Ford Fiesta
    62. Ford Mondeo
    63. Vauxhall Corsa
    64. Citroen Saxo
    65. BMW 3 Series
    66. Vauxhall Vectra
    67. Isuzu Trooper
    68. Mercedes M-Class
    69. Subaru Legacy
    70. Rover 400
    71. Fiat Ulysse
    72. Mercedes E-Class
    73. Renault Clio
    74. Toyota Celica
    75. Peugeot 306
    76. Peugeot 406
    77. Volvo S70
    78. Rover 75
    79. Daewoo Matiz
    80. Peugeot 206
    81. Mazda MX-3
    82. Vauxhall Tigra
    83. Seat Ibiza
    84. Peugeot 106
    85. Renault Megane
    86. Peugeot 406
    87. Saab 9-3
    88. Audi A3
    89. BMW X5
    90. Mercedes S-class
    91. Toyota Corolla
    92. Seat Alhambra
    93. BMW 5-series
    94. Daewoo Nubira
    95. Alfa Romeo 145
    96. Saab 900
    97. Mazda MX-6
    98. Jaguar S-Type
    99. Daewoo Leganza
    100. Porsche Boxster
    Last edited by FLOOI; 2011/12/06 at 01:20 PM. Reason: Spelling!!
    Gerhardt Olivier

    GWM H5 2.4
    Gwm 2.2 d/cab

    Always carry a knife, in case there is biltong or you need to stab someone in the throat.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Buccleuch
    Age
    55
    Posts
    718
    Thanked: 22

    Default

    Why no Land Rover here??

    Did they all break down on the way to go do a warranty claim?

    Popcorn.... check
    Coffee......check...

    Run like hell now
    Fred
    2005 Colt (Ex) had a few mods
    1999 Colt 2.8TDi DC (Now) Now with Stofpad bashplate ...(Motor she's in.. Let the other work carry on)

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Brits
    Age
    43
    Posts
    1,004
    Thanked: 7

    Default

    Hahaha this thread has got good timing, VW best place with its basic hatch is at number 36, what was the words in the Amarok thread "VW is one of the top 3 manufacturers in the word, they did not achieve it by producing unreliable cars" Lmga thanks for posting it.
    Nissan Qashqai
    Series 3 Landy
    Land Cruiser 4.2D work

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Glenconnor
    Age
    71
    Posts
    512
    Thanked: 68

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Kgopa View Post
    Hahaha this thread has got good timing, VW best place with its basic hatch is at number 36, what was the words in the Amarok thread "VW is one of the top 3 manufacturers in the word, they did not achieve it by producing unreliable cars" Lmga thanks for posting it.

    Hoekom so jaloers op VW? Toyota is nou die recall koning met iets soos 10,000,000 en Honda al reeds amper 2,000,000. Daar was n tyd toe die Japanese vervaardigers se produkte se betroubaarheid as vanselfsprekend aanvaar is. Die tyd is verby.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    S-West/Stellenbosch
    Age
    50
    Posts
    625
    Thanked: 248

    Default

    Do not how much value you can put to this list, it features Audi, Fiat, Volvo & all the Frenchies. Granted a Honda could be top but this to just seems like a list. Remember one a while ago where a Freelander actually topped the list - go figure.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Vanderbijlpark
    Age
    53
    Posts
    173
    Thanked: 2

    Default

    Ek dink hulle moet die BiTdi badge vervang met GTI, dit laat my terugdink aan die '90.
    Party goed verander nie.....

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Nottingham Road
    Age
    52
    Posts
    182
    Thanked: 4

    Default

    Mazda MX3 at third place, Porsche Boxster at 100..... Even the Alfa is more reliable than the Porsche ! Lol.


    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Cape Town
    Age
    55
    Posts
    27,100
    Thanked: 568

    Default

    The list has Renaults, peugeots & a Alfa 145 on it. Seems a bit dodgy.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Centurion
    Age
    45
    Posts
    2,874
    Thanked: 251

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Amarok4 View Post
    Hoekom so jaloers op VW? Toyota is nou die recall koning met iets soos 10,000,000 en Honda al reeds amper 2,000,000. Daar was n tyd toe die Japanese vervaardigers se produkte se betroubaarheid as vanselfsprekend aanvaar is. Die tyd is verby.

    Baie van die recalls is agv stupid Amerikaners. Ek het twee Hondas gehad en dit bly maar net eenvoudig bulletproof karre.

    Ek kan my ooknie indink dat die Toyota Corolla feiltik onder op daardie lys kan wees nie. Of jy nou van Corrollas nuut of oud hou of nie, ek persoonlik hou niks van hoe hulle lyk nie, kan jy eenvoudig nie stry met die feit dat as jy een koop die kans bitter klein is dat jy enigsins 'n probleem met hom sal hę. Ek is gladnie 'n Toyota fan nie en die kans is bitter klein dat ek ooit enige vorm van Toyota sal koop maar betroubaarheid van goed soos 'n Corolla of Cruiser kan mens eenvoudig nie bevraagteken nie.
    2013 Tata Xenon 3.0 Dicor D/C
    2006 Honda Civic EXi FN2

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Cape Town
    Age
    55
    Posts
    27,100
    Thanked: 568

    Default

    The Renault Clio beats a Toyota corolla ? ........ Very strange

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Bellville
    Age
    65
    Posts
    11,581
    Thanked: 727

    Default

    Very interesting reading.

    A few pointers as to the credibility of the list:
    • failure across the 55,000 vehicles it insures
      Not entirely representing all the vehicles sold in 10 years in, I assume, the States
    • Toyota Yaris - Superminis don't come better. Bags of room and perky engines. Probably the best small car buy.
    • cars with extended warranties are unlikely to appear on this list
      This explains a lot


    My $(zim) 10 000 000

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Maroeladal
    Age
    49
    Posts
    2,127
    Thanked: 37

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by FLOOI View Post
    The Warranty Direct Top 100 Most Reliable Used Cars Of The Past Decade
    So this list is a list of reliable cars that someone already got rid of for one reason or another?
    Rich

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Kempton Park
    Age
    50
    Posts
    5,769
    Thanked: 4894

    Default

    This can't be right.

    There is an Alfa on the list.

    Now where can I hide?
    Beat-up rat rod of a '96 Nissan Patrol that bears the evidence of many wonderful adventures (and a few stupid indiscretions).

  14. #14
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Cape Town
    Age
    55
    Posts
    27,100
    Thanked: 568

    Default

    The bag-of-bolts MG TF beats a Porsche boxster.........really

  15. #15
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Middelburg
    Age
    44
    Posts
    7,067
    Thanked: 738

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by ThysleRoux View Post
    Very interesting reading.


    My $(zim) 10 000 000
    "bags of room", yeah, two laptop sized bags to be precise.
    2011 Fortuner 3.0 D-4D 4x4
    2008 Lexus IS250 V6
    Jaco



  16. #16
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Magalieskruin Pretoria
    Age
    53
    Posts
    2,383
    Thanked: 3575

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Rolf View Post
    Ek kan my ooknie indink dat die Toyota Corolla feiltik onder op daardie lys kan wees nie. Of jy nou van Corrollas nuut of oud hou of nie, ek persoonlik hou niks van hoe hulle lyk nie, kan jy eenvoudig nie stry met die feit dat as jy een koop die kans bitter klein is dat jy enigsins 'n probleem met hom sal hę. Ek is gladnie 'n Toyota fan nie en die kans is bitter klein dat ek ooit enige vorm van Toyota sal koop maar betroubaarheid van goed soos 'n Corolla of Cruiser kan mens eenvoudig nie bevraagteken nie.
    Eish, moenie dit so goedsmoeds glo nie. Kom ons los dit maar daar, ek ken 'n hele paar mense wat met jou sal verskil op die Corolla punt.

    Snaaks dat die heel betroubaarste ding is dat die heel eerste post op die thread alweer 'n corny Land Rover bla bla bla is. En hulle sę Landy is nie betroubaar nie....
    HENK


  17. #17
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Daar by die gat,in die NK
    Posts
    4,900
    Thanked: 59

    Default

    ek dink nie toyota vaar te sleg nie 7 karre( 9 as jy Lexus bysit) in die top 100.
    Last edited by Frans Reichert; 2011/12/06 at 03:19 PM. Reason: add lexus comment
    No one ever ruined their eyesight by looking at the BRIGHT side!!
    Ford Ranger 4l 4x4
    Nissan Patrol 4.8
    Nissan King Cab (aka Navara )
    “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”
    Albert Einstein

    Whoooopa 3 The Goat strike back


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqw5...ature=youtu.be

    Another teazer.....
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51KljMSXOnI




  18. #18
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Daar by die gat,in die NK
    Posts
    4,900
    Thanked: 59

    Default

    Wat my verbaas is Peugoet met 5 karre in, en in S.A. Maak hulle nie hond haar af nie.
    No one ever ruined their eyesight by looking at the BRIGHT side!!
    Ford Ranger 4l 4x4
    Nissan Patrol 4.8
    Nissan King Cab (aka Navara )
    “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”
    Albert Einstein

    Whoooopa 3 The Goat strike back


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqw5...ature=youtu.be

    Another teazer.....
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51KljMSXOnI




  19. #19
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Centurion
    Age
    45
    Posts
    2,874
    Thanked: 251

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Connan View Post
    This can't be right.

    There is an Alfa on the list.

    Now where can I hide?

    You don't need to hide I rekon. Alfa love their cars but know that they are not famous for their reliability. It would be the same if a Landy owner said that Landies don't ever leak oil. It is only a problem if you are not aware of it, or in denial.
    2013 Tata Xenon 3.0 Dicor D/C
    2006 Honda Civic EXi FN2

  20. #20
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Centurion
    Age
    45
    Posts
    2,874
    Thanked: 251

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Henkus View Post
    Eish, moenie dit so goedsmoeds glo nie. Kom ons los dit maar daar, ek ken 'n hele paar mense wat met jou sal verskil op die Corolla punt.

    Snaaks dat die heel betroubaarste ding is dat die heel eerste post op die thread alweer 'n corny Land Rover bla bla bla is. En hulle sę Landy is nie betroubaar nie....
    Ons het self al 'n paar Corollas gehad en daar was nooit 'n probleem nie.
    Ek glo wel dat 'n Corolla baie betroubaar is as dit met iets soos 'n Renault, of liewer kom ons sę enige Franse motor vergelyk word. Citroen Xsara op #26 - honestly??
    2013 Tata Xenon 3.0 Dicor D/C
    2006 Honda Civic EXi FN2

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Fuel Pill for Cars
    By SimonB in forum General 4x4 Discussion
    Replies: 26
    Last Post: 2011/07/07, 10:12 AM
  2. Discovery 1 To be reliable, or not to be reliable! That is the question!
    By MudboY in forum Land Rover
    Replies: 22
    Last Post: 2011/05/09, 06:38 PM
  3. Revealed - Most reliable and least reliable 4x4's
    By SimonB in forum Vehicle & Technical Chat - General
    Replies: 38
    Last Post: 2010/01/21, 10:47 AM
  4. If Micro$oft built cars
    By 4ePikanini in forum The 4x4 Pub
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 2009/06/17, 06:04 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may post new threads
  • You may post replies
  • You may post attachments
  • You may edit your posts
  •