One of the biggest factors for drivers choosing a car will be whether the model they select can last the test of time.
Fortunately for them, MotorEasy has revealed the cars that are most likely to have a breakdown.
Using their own warranty data, MotorEasy analysed almost 10,000repair claims from 353 UK car models over three years, 2018-2020.
Their research reveals the best and worst cars for reliability, and the cars that will cost you a pretty penny for repairs. Using the repair costs across over 350 carmodels, MotorEasy have revealed the UK average car repair cost is £438.
With 128,365 models on our roads and 1,284 faults reported over 3 years, the Ford C-Max cars is in 1stplace as the UK car least likely to have a breakdown. German car makers uphold their reputation of reliability in the Top 10, with Mercedes Benz placing second and BMW following close behind, with just 1,203 reported faults.
MotorEasy’sdata shows the Toyota GT86 is the least reliable car, with over one third of owners claiming on their warranty. It’s also bad news for Kia drivers, as their models appear twice in MotorEasy’s 10 least reliable cars. The Sedona model is placed 347thout of 353 models; the Kia Picanto is only slightly better, with 27,932 faultsreported out of 186,210 cars on UK roads, placing 345th. Although unreliable, they are listed as one of the cheapest carmakers to repair.
The most affordable car models to buy are also the most affordable to repair, MotorEasy’s research shows. The Renault ZOE dominates the top spot, with an average repair cost of £108, which is more than one third cheaper than the average repair cost of £438.
Coming in last, repairs for the Volkswagen Amarok’s will set you back £4059 –that’s almost 40 times more expensive than repairs for the Renault ZOE. Unfortunately for BMW drivers, two of their models are listed as the most expensive to repair.