Used car reliability revealed

Britain’s most and least reliable used cars have been revealed in the annual Used Car Reliability Survey from What Car?

Analysing feedback from almost 25,000 car owners, the survey identified the country’s most reliable used cars aged between six and 20 years old.

Suzuki achieved the highest brand rating at 94.7%, while Citroën and Land Rover received the lowest brand reliability scores of 60.3% and 61.3% respectively.

The survey also asked owners if their vehicle had gone wrong in the past 24 months, how long repairs took and how much they cost, with the overall score expressed as a percentage.

Of the older car drivers surveyed, 26.5% of owners said their car had gone wrong in the past 24 months, with 13.1% of them saying repairs were under warranty.

What Car? consumer editor Claire Evans said: “As the rise in living costs becomes ever more acute, buyers are turning to used cars over new models. Despite the potential cost savings, used cars are more expensive to buy than a year ago, and reliability is more important than ever if you don’t want to be hit by expensive and potentially time-consuming repair bills.”