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    Default Least reliable cars

    Guess how many froggies figure on this list of most unreliable cars.


    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/motoring/...?frame=2241925

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    Awful lot of "axle and suspension" issues. One other thing- no Italian cars?
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    The Telegraph selection is from the Family Cars models only, which is fair enough, but I thought I would look at the sample numbers to make sense of it. Didn't really get the answer I was looking for, but noted some other interesting samples from the Warranty Direct survey:

    1) The overall Worst 10 cars includes Mercedes-Benz (4), Landrover (2), Renault (1) (the Espace), Jeep (1), Nissan (1), BMW (1).

    2) There are also 8 French cars (each of the main 3 manufacturers are represented) in the Top 50 Most Reliable Cars!

    Note the suvey is only on late model cars up to about 5 yrs old from their extended warranty database. They make an interesting comment that most repairs occur at 4-5 years, just after the manufacturer warranty has expired - wouldn't that be because any repairs in the first 3 years would not be on the Warranty Direct database? I guess they are trying to frighten people into buying their product of extended warranty.

    Nevertheless, an interesting survey.
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    But its UK based study. We don't even get the Espace here let alone the huge variations in model spec they have in the UK.

    I'd be interested in reading a local 10 least reliable list.
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    It is about as useful as the 2003 survey of the 100 worst suppliers of chamois leathers in Outer Mongolia.
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    How come there's no Citroens on it considering they use Pug platforms?
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    There used to be a magazine that was available at newsagents that was called the Dog and Lemon guide. i don't know how often or if it is still available.but according to this illustrious publication you wouldn't buy anything as they are all heaps of shit!
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    I remember watching one of the 6:30 tabloids because they had a story on this guide, and were interviewing the editor. It was about 10 years ago, but he basically said 'if the indicator is on the left of the steering wheel, don't buy the car, if it's on the right, it's OK'. I know the TV shows like to dumb it down for their audience, but that was really taking it too far. If you go with that, you also wouldn't buy a car with the indicators on the right, as they're unsafe.

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