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Old 06-24-2006, 06:35 PM   #1
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Warranty Direct most reliable cars

Warranty direct just published their list of the top 100 cars in terms of reliablitiy, based on the number of claims per car.

The Boxster ranked

#100 Porsche Boxster


BTW-the top car was the Honda Accord.


Here is the complete list!

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

More on this at http://www.reliabilityindex.co.uk/

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Old 06-24-2006, 06:57 PM   #2
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Hahhaha, thatís great. The last AJAC poll somewhere Porsche was high in the ratings now were last.

I love those things, lots of fat journalists who can't drive making decisions about whatís best.

I have worked in the Automotive Journalism arena for about 5 years and I can actually drive a car around a lap and most of the guys were spinning out the test cars and stuff. The BFG even last year was hilarious. All kinds of Magazine and Newspaper guys there and none of them could drive. It was pretty funny. The BFG guys were pretty pissed off.
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These ratings are drawn from paid claims from the WD data base, so it does not appear to be impacted by opinion.
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Interesting list. I'd like to see model years associated with it. I'm shocked that the Subaru Forester is 2nd on the list. My 2001 model ate wheel bearings, had bad coil pack, and still has a vague CEL occasionally, and bad paint. Not to mention the stop leak required by the mfr. to prevent head gasket failure. There are indeed many ways to measure reliability.

Statistically, we really don't know what the population is of each model. Some of the more problematic vehicles are more prone to get 3rd party warranties than others. Cost of repairs would be another driving factor leading some vehicles to be over represented in the total population of third party warranties. Also, the number of claims may have little to do with the dollar value of the repairs, which I think would be more telling.

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They already paid out on mine for the MAF, but they're still a grand and a half up.
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Old 06-26-2006, 09:07 AM   #6
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Here's a legible verison of the list...

  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
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Interesting list. I'd like to see model years associated with it. I'm shocked that the Subaru Forester is 2nd on the list...

Hi,

Yea, but look at the trusty MX-5 Miata - #3... If only...

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Interesting list...
I contest that the sample data used isn't entirely too accurate when compared to all the cars on the road... This sample only comes from people that have purchased this warranty from Warranty Direct. Repective years would be helpful too.

Based on number of claims... I wonder how that relates to cost per claim.

Then there's the fact that warranties are written in such a way that they are very particular about what they cover (unless it's a bumper to bumper warranty). Some cars could be more enclined to have smaller problems that are covered (more claims), where as others have catastrophic problems that aren't coverd (not claimed). Does that make the hugely problematic cars more reliable?

A Jag, some Audis, MBs, and couple of Peugeots are more reliable than a Corolla? This global perspective sure is different that what perceive.
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That is all fine and the Boxster is STILL at the bottom of the list.
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Ranked below a Daewoo! Ouch! I think I'll suscribe to the Daewoo enthusiast's forum. No mid-engines there unfortunatley! BTW - I still love my 986!
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Ranked below a Daewoo! Ouch! I think I'll suscribe to the Daewoo enthusiast's forum. No mid-engines there unfortunatley! BTW - I still love my 986!
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Ranked below a Daewoo! Ouch! I think I'll suscribe to the Daewoo enthusiast's forum. No mid-engines there unfortunatley! BTW - I still love my 986!

I love the 986 too! I would love it more if Porsche decided to make it a bit more robust!
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This is silly...

This data is not scientific and more of a novelty than anything.


For example:
Here are the top Brands bought at this grocery store in beverly hills. Would that list be similar to the grocery store in Bugtussle, AL, Hope Arkansas, Hong Kong? Would that list have anything to do with the brands sold total in the US? the World? Nope. Nothing more than the novelty of saying woohoo look who is ranked here.

Not enough data to be significant in any way.
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This is silly...

This data is not scientific and more of a novelty than anything.

Not enough data to be significant in any way.
I concur. Plus it seems to eliminate trucks, trim levels (certain engines can be more reliable among individual models) and shared models (Land Cruiser=Lexus LX or Jag S-Type=Lincoln LS). Oh, along those lines and what I think also makes it the biggest pile of crap... not a single Acura?!? Must be a UK only study.

Oh yeah, and another thing... # of claims per car? Shouldn't percentages be used? I mean, if they warrantied 1 Bugatti Veyron that only had 1 problem, wouldn't that put it at the top of the list?
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More from the WD Website.

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Reliability Index 257.97
Average Age 4.231757877

Average Mileage 36694.09453
Time off the Road 4.830875866

Average Repair Cost £831.58
Air Conditioning 4.39%

Axle & Suspension 24.56%
Braking System 0.88%

Cooling and Heating System 13.16%
Electrical 19.30%

Engine 19.30%
Fuel System 7.89%

Transmission 10.53%
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Average Mileage 36694.09453
I would have rounded that number. It is just an average. Crazy Brits.
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Mg Tf

The MG TF is number 46? These were built in the 50's...and are more reliable than a Boxster?

Hmmm...
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I hadn't noticed that the MG was listed. As an MG owner, I officially declare this list null and void. In some states, using MG and reliability in the same sentence is a felony.
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That would be the new MG TF, released a few years ago. Not available in the states.
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These cars have to be older than the length of the factory warranty correct?

Then they are telling me an audi a4 out of warranty is has less claims than all those cars below it. Perhaps they warranty only one garage queen A4 and 500 MX-6's that are lent to soccer hooligans by Guiness on the weekends.

That fact that anyone would post this so-called data makes me wonder if they just enjoy bashing Boxsters and cling to anything reinforcing their position. I wouldn't try to make any point by posting this list for fear that some of you would consider me an idiot. I understand what the data means to the warranty company, but without the rest of the numbers it is worthless data to the consumer.

A year ago Top Gear rated the Boxster S as the number one roadster. They didn'nt poll anyone, they drove it....hard. Enjoy your Boxster, drive it hard, and if that doesnt make you smile then maybe #5 the Toyota Yaris is for you.

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