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    Default Reliability Report Rates Mazda Number One

    IRVINE, Calif. February 23, 2007 - Mazda vehicles have claimed the top place in one of the world's largest- ever reports on vehicle reliability. Nearly 92 percent of the Mazda cars studied, including the MX-5 Miata, aged between three and nine years old, suffered no mechanical failure of any type, outperforming all other brands.
    The report, which was issued by independent automotive extended-warranty specialists, Warranty Direct, looked at the reliability of more than 450,000 vehicles from 33 manufacturers, across the United States and United Kingdom. The resulting 'Reliability League Table' shows the number of failures reported for every 100 vehicles covered by Warranty Direct's policies. Mazda was rated number one with a failure rate of just 8.04 percent of vehicles aged between three and nine years old.

    Mazda's score compares to failure rates ranging from 8.90 to 24.98 for vehicles in the top ten.

    "The exceptional build-quality and long-term reliability of Mazda vehicles is something we have been proud of for quite some time," said Jim O'Sullivan, President and CEO, Mazda North American Operations. "The findings of this recent report reinforce what we've believed all along - that Mazda reliability is not just very good, it's the best. These results are proof that Mazda builds stylish and exciting vehicles without sacrificing quality or reliability."

    Warranty Direct was launched in 1997 and is the first and only direct personal warranty company operating in the United Kingdom and United States. As a privately owned insurance intermediary, the firm operates within the automotive and household electrical markets.

    Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., Mazda North American Operations oversees the sales, marketing, parts and customer service support of Mazda vehicles in the United States, Canada and Mexico through nearly 900 dealers. Operations in Canada are managed by Mazda Canada, Inc., located in Ontario, Canada, and in Mexico by Mazda Motor de Mexico in Mexico City.

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    I think I can agree with that. My 13 year old Mazda/Ford (except for dying of rust) has NEVER broken down. Nothing. Not even a wheel bearing.

    98 model Midge.....never broken down
    85 EGi race car......never breaks down
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spike View Post
    85 EGi race car......never breaks down
    Ja banging it up does not count for break downs

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    Well there was the time that I used Nitromethane and stuffed it up completely but thats venturing off topic and isn't Mazda's fault.
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    No LR backlash yet

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    Must say that I've had wheel bearing replaced & I need my Left Control arm replaced after the last 4x4 trippi Other than that nothing in 166000km O-ja & had the fuel ,level in the tank replaced.

    Too the baki for alainment and the dick dropped my suspension to standard level (see on the print out he wrote 4x2 (asssswhipe) will klap him sommer 1 teen die oor when I'm there for the castor setting next week (after changing of the control arm))

    Apparently it's not need to lower torsions to set alaignment (don't know were I heard or rear it).


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    Default 4WD brands hit rock bottom in reliability survey

    Further to the above report I also found (SORRY to the LR's & JEEPS)


    4WD brands hit rock bottom in reliability survey
    Jez Spinks, drive.com.au, 29/01/07

    Land Rover and Jeep have placed last in a new reliability study of nearly half a million vehicles, reports JEZ SPINKS.

    American 4WD brand Jeep (Wrangler model) has finished 33rd and last in a 'Reliability League Table' based on a survey of 450,000 vehicles.
    Four-wheel-drive specialists Land Rover and Jeep have finished bottom of a ‘Reliability League Table’ based on a new survey of 450,000 vehicles.

    The UK/USA study, conducted by independent car-warranty specialist Warranty Direct, reveals nearly half the customers of the British and American 4WD brands made a claim on their policy during a given 12-month period.

    For every 100 policies sold to owners of three- to nine-year-old vehicles, 46.4 per cent of Jeep customers made a warranty claim, with Land Rover faring little better with 44.2 per cent.

    Japanese brands dominate the table produced by Warranty Direct,
    an insurance company that offers policies to cover vehicles once the original manufacturers’ warranties have expired.

    Mazda places first among a total of 33 manufacturers, with just 8 per cent of its customers making a claim on their non-manufacturer-warranty policies.

    The Hiroshima-based company is joined in the top 10 by Honda (2nd), Toyota (3rd), Mitsubishi (4th), Subaru (6th), Nissan (7th), and Lexus (8th).

    Kia may have a reputation for budget-priced vehicles, but the Korean car maker prevents Japanese brands taking the top eight spots by placing fifth with 17.4 per cent.

    Europe’s best performances come from Anglo-German Mini and French Citroen, which both completed the top 10.

    Germany’s luxury car makers are beaten by the likes of Daewoo and Hyundai, with BMW (18th) and Mercedes (20th) sitting mid-table, and Audi down in 27th.

    “The performance of some of the world’s largest manufacturers in terms of reliability is there for all to see,” said Warranty Direct’s managing director, Duncan McClure Fisher.

    “Off-road may mean rugged, but the data suggests that it may not always stand for reliability if you consider the specialists.”


    Warranty Direct’s Reliability League Table

    Manufacturer / Incidence Rate %
    1 Mazda 8.04%
    2 Honda 8.90%
    3 Toyota 15.78%
    4 Mitsubishi 17.04%
    5 Kia 17.39%
    6 Subaru 18.46%
    7 Nissan 18.86%
    8 Lexus 20.05%
    9 Mini 21.90%
    10 Citroen 25.98%
    11 Daewoo 26.30%
    12 Hyundai 26.36%
    13 Peugeot 26.59%
    14 Ford 26.76%
    15 Suzuki 27.20%
    16 Porsche 27.48%
    17 Fiat 28.49%
    18 BMW 28.64%
    19 Vauxhall 28.77%
    20 Mercedes 29.90%
    21 Rover 30.12%
    22 Volvo 31.28%
    23 Volkswagen 31.44%
    24 Jaguar 32.05%
    25 Skoda 32.12%
    26 Chrysler 34.90%
    27 Audi 36.74%
    28 Seat 36.87%
    29 Renault 36.87%
    30 Alfa Romeo 39.13%
    31 Saab 41.59%
    32 Land Rover 44.21%
    33 Jeep 46.36%


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    Quote Originally Posted by Spike View Post
    I think I can agree with that. My 13 year old Mazda/Ford (except for dying of rust) has NEVER broken down. Nothing. Not even a wheel bearing.

    98 model Midge.....never broken down
    85 EGi race car......never breaks down
    Has it ever left the garage since you dropped the lintel on it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SimonB View Post
    Has it ever left the garage since you dropped the lintel on it?
    I have not hear (read) this story, please tell me


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    For every 100 policies sold to owners of three- to nine-year-old vehicles, 46.4 per cent of Jeep customers made a warranty claim, with Land Rover faring little better with 44.2 per cent.
    At least us Jeep owners are in good company.
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    I read ( understood ) it that Landy & Jeep owerners try to go more out of the way places & the dum UK & USA owers don't know how to ride their rides


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    Has it ever left the garage since you dropped the lintel on it?
    I drove it like that for several years after the lintel "incident". How many okes can m*er a whole wall onto their bakkie and still drive it. Viva Mazda/Ford.

    Spose I better explain for the okes that don't know.

    I was going through a busy patch and we were leaving at 5am and getting back anytime between 8pm and 12pm. Everytime I would reverse into the garage while watching out the windscreen to see that the ladders would clear the lintels. So one morning I got back in, stuck it in 1st and off I went. Big bang.....dust cleared.....and I had two 5.4m lintels and concrete filled 390blocks on my bonnet. I didn't have time to sort anything so I just cleared the bonnet, thokked it a bit with a rubber mallet so it wouldn't touch the motor, and charged off to site. And the next day and the next.....I never got around to having it fixed.
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