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German manufacturers no longer most reliable

By Regan_ong on 30 Oct 2013

Attached Image According to a study done early this year, German-made cars were not as reliable as many believed them to be.
Warranty Direct, a U.K. provider of direct consumer warranties has studied its claims data to compile a list of the manufacturers with the most reliable engines - and Audi, BMW and Volkswagen all finished in the bottom 10 out of a total 36 makers.
Attached Image In fact, the only firm whose cars had a worse engine failure rate than Audi was MG Rover. The other Germans, BMW and Volkswagen came in at seventh and ninth from bottom respectively.
Attached Image At the other end of the table, Honda scooped the gold medal - the study found that just one in every 344 Honda engines failed, compared to one in every 27 Audi engines. Fellow Japanese rival Toyota came in second while Mercedes managed to outperform its fellow German brands with a respectable third-place finish.
So do you think the Japanese are more reliable than the Germans? (I meant engines..)

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Regan's interest in cars started since the time when 'Hot Wheels' was leading the way. Oh yeah.

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Holdenutessv Oct 30 2013 04:06 PM

MG Rover...

Not a big surprise there...

Lwh Oct 30 2013 07:02 PM

The Germans were never the most reliable to begin with, they were perceived as good (solid), but good does not mean reliable. Although not the most reliable, Germans/Europeans makes the best cars on earth in terms of Comfort, driving pleasure and most important, quality thats why they were good. The only German exception is Mercedes which excelled in all the categories.

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