[dropcap]H[/dropcap]onda has once again retained its crown as the UK’s most reliable used car manufacturer, scooping top spot in research conducted by What Car? and Warranty Direct for the ninth consecutive year.
The independent research analyzed 50,000 live Warranty Direct policies for cars between three and eight years old, to give a Reliability Index of 37 car manufacturers. The Index takes into account failure rates, age of car, mileage and cost of repair to give an overall score for reliability.
The achievement further underlines Honda’s reputation as a trusted and dependable manufacturer; with low failure rates and lower than average repair costs compared to competitors. The research also reveals the Honda Jazz to be the most reliable used car on the UK market today, the second such accolade for the Jazz this year, and one of many that the ever-popular supermini has won over the years.
Jim Holder, Editor of What Car? magazine, commented: “Honda’s success in the Reliability Index is chiefly down to low failure rates. However, 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.”
Philip Crossman, Managing Director of Honda (UK), commented: “To be named most reliable manufacturer by such authorities as What Car? and Warranty Direct is a real achievement, and to take the title for the ninth consecutive year is fantastic. Our success is built upon the trust that customers have in our brand to keep them on the move with great products and great service.”