The most reliable cars

Our latest car reliability survey, covering 10,520 cars owned by our members, will help you avoid picking a lemon.

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How do you choose a car that’ll clock up the kilometres without complaint, and avoid those that’ll spend more time at your local garage than on the road? You can start with our second annual car reliability survey, covering 10,520 cars owned by our members.

Our data let us analyse reliability and satisfaction for 85 models. We’ve grouped them into small, medium and large cars. We’ve also sorted SUVs and the latest segment of small SUV crossovers. Before you buy your next wheels, check our findings to see if you’re going to love your satisfyingly reliable star car, or lament that you’ve picked a money-sucking lemon.

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Our car buying guide

Should you buy new or used? What should you look out for when buying from a dealer, and what are you rights? We’ve tackled the big questions around buying and owning a car, plus looked at which car makes and models are most reliable.

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