Honda "the most reliable" 12 | 11 | 2010

    IT WILL probably come as no surprise, but Honda has the best overall reliability record in Scotland as a car manufacturer according, to a survey of the country’s 50 largest contract hire companies. But interestingly, the BMW 3 Series is the most reliable car in the UK.

    The annual survey, published by leading industry publication Fleet News, also names the Ford Transit as the most reliable commercial vehicle, with Ford as manufacturer of the most reliable vans.

    The FN50 is an annual report on the UK’s contract hire and leasing industry. In part of the survey, companies were asked to nominate the most reliable cars and vans on their fleets. The research included 1.5 million vehicles owned or managed by the top 50 leasing companies in the UK.

    The Honda Accord takes second place behind the BMW 3 Series, followed by the Audi A4. German and Japanese brands dominate the top 10 cars, although three of the Japanese brand cars that feature are built in the UK.

    The Nissan Qashqai, produced in Sunderland, is the highest placed British-built car in fourth, while the Burnaston-built Toyota Avensis is in eighth place, followed by Swindon’s Honda Civic in ninth.

    FN50 most reliable cars (Top 10):

    1. BMW 3 Series 
2. Honda Accord 
3. Audi A4 
4. Nissan Qashqai 
5. BMW 1 Series 
6. Ford Fiesta 
7. Mercedes-Benz C-Class 
8. Toyota Avensis 
9. Honda Civic 
10. Volkswagen Golf

    FN50 most reliable car manufacturers (Top 3):

    1. Honda 
2. Volkswagen 
3. BMW

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    Jim McGill

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