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Least reliable family cars
Warranty Direct have named and shamed the least reliable family-sized cars on the UK market, based on claims data from around 30,000 policies underwritten by the firm.
As the results show, that stereotypical Gallic reputation for flaky reliability may not be far from the truth - with the Renault Espace taking the dubious honour of being the least reliable family car, and four other French cars appearing in the bottom 10. Meanwhile, Asian brands fare predictably well, with none of them suffering the ignominy of languishing in the bottom 10.
If you're keen not to be stranded on the hard shoulder this summer, read on to find out which family cars are the least reliable on the market, then take a look at the other end of the scale - The most reliable family cars.
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we have had a Vauxhall vectra from new in 2004 and have not had a single problem. I also had an older shaped vectra for 5 years and never had a problem with that either.
Over the years I have had 5 vauxhalls and they have all beeen extremely reliable.
I had a Vauxhall Omega, it rusted so bad i swept up it's remnants in a dustpan and placed it in an urn, which sits on my mantlepiece as a reminder to never buy another Vauxhall. Bought a Mondeo, and a fresh urn.
Where do these £1,000's repair bills come from? I have never seen such ridiculous figures for suspension and steering, let alone engine problems. Somebody on here wrote that the warranty company was not all that it could be with regard to honouring claims - well, I would suggest that they are up to something dubious with their pricing systems too.
There is absolutely no excuse for electrical problems in this day and age, with the possible exception of relays. These cost varying amounts, I would suggest an average of £20 each, taking about ten minutes to replace.
I have had 10 cars in the last 20 years not that I have had problems with them and all where Vauxhall I just get bored.
The Vauxhall had a bad reputation many years ago as rust buckets and engine problems. Ford produced engines for Vauxhall for quite some time which proved to be reliable.
Now Vectra is the one for me and Vauxhalls are dam good cars.
As for your rust bucket in a dust pan this was the era when old washing machines had been used even Ford for building their cars. Metals have change in the production and has the paint they use. You just got a bad one.
have a new renult clio sport with built in sat nav
in wich thay supply a remote controle it taks too long to programe wy dont thay make it touch screen
ouilty of build not verey good
noise level ok
cd / radio poor
water blows in through window if you use wash wipe
need to change a fuse almost in possable with out the use of a torx screwdriver
bring back rover
had rover 827 120000 milles still going strong un till a nut driver hits me side on
I now have a Daihatsu Charade which has done over 65,000 trouble-free miles. In all that time, its had about ten tyres, a few steering joints, a couple of drive shafts, a couple of sets of brake disks, one (yes, one) new bulb, no new batteries, and no welding. Its fun to drive, surprisingly roomy, and has a CD player and air-con as standard. I think its great, and I don't work for Daihatsu.
The first four of the 'faults' listed above are due to natural wear and tear, so probably don't count anyway. I have never had a repair bill above £200, most of them were much lower. Its a shame that Daihatsu no longer import the Charade.
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