A car tends to be the second most important asset, after one's home, making it important to ensure you choose something which is reliable when car buying. Almost all cars can get to 20,000 miles with fairly low, or even no maintenance costs. The question is, what’s out there that will take you beyond this?
We’ve looked through hundreds of reliability results, looked again, and have finally put together the five best cars that have a reputation to last a hundred thousand miles or more.
The CR-V has been a Japanese manufactured staple car since its initial launch back in the ‘90s. Honda has a long held reputation for building reliable cars, and the Honda CR-V is one of their models that exhibits this best. Not only is it Honda’s most trusty model, it is also known for being one of the most trustworthy SUVs on British roads.
Not only is the Prius the top favourite in the world of hybrids, it should also be a top favourite for those looking for a highly dependable vehicle. Surveys show most owners enjoy a fault-free ownership for up to 8 years. Prius’ affordable price tag and low maintenance costs make it a highly cost-effective choice for both personal and business leasing.
Although the Lexus CT is often labelled a more upmarket version of the Toyota Prius and brags to be the most reliable hatchback on the market at the moment, it does have some pitfalls. Although it may have an impressive interior aesthetically, it lacks space and has a poor handling in comparison to competing family hatches.
Originally a Czech manufacturer and later bought a subsidiary of Volkswagen Group is the maker of the Octavia - Skoda. Skoda as a brand rank well for reliability, exceeding premium brands including Mercedes-Benz and Porsche. The Octavia itself has been reported to be its most dependable car, even reporting fewer faults than most popular hatch on the roads, a Golf.
The Mazda MX-5 is a talented sports car loved by many. Numerous 5-star reviews of the MX-5 scattered across the internet reinforce this claim. The reliability of this Mazda is outstandingly good, with under 10% of owners reporting problems. Reported issues are scarce, but the faults found were generally electrical.
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