Least reliable car manufacturers are Bentley and Porsche, survey finds

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21st April 2015 13:59 - Automotive

A recent survey by What Car? and Warranty Direct  has found that Bentley and Porsche are two of the most unreliable car manufacturers.Least reliable car manufacturers are Bentley and Porsche, survey finds

The two luxury car makes were ranked bottom of a table of approximately 38 car manufacturers.  Contradictorily, ranking the highest were Honda and Suzuki.

Across all of the makes of cars, electrical faults was the most common issue, and accounted for nearly 25 per cent of visits to garages.

Closely following electrical faults, as the most common problem that drivers experience with their motor, was axle and suspension faults, which was cited as a problem experienced by 22 per cent of car owners.

The least common problem mentioned was faulty air conditioning, with just 3 per cent of car owners identifying this as an issue that they had faced with their car.

Editor of What Car?, Jim Holder, said of the findings: ‘Honda’s success in the reliability index is chiefly down to low failure rates.  But, when things do go wrong, the cars are also relatively cheap to fix.’

‘Reliability is always one of the key attributes buyers look for when considering a used car purchase, so manufacturers that consistently demonstrate durability will always do well with the consumer.’

However, Bentley have hit back at the survey, saying: ‘It also fails to include any comparable high luxury brands as a benchmark.’

‘Due to the very high quality materials and components used throughout our vehicles, the cost of owning and maintaining a Bentley is never going to be directly comparable with the other cars in this survey.’

Most reliable cars

1. Honda

2. Suzuki

3. Toyota

4. Chevrolet

5. Mazda

6. Ford

7. Lexus

8. Skoda

9. Hyundai

10. Nissan

11. Subaru

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