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German brands get hammered in engine reliability report

 German brands get hammered in engine reliability report
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Japanese brands come out on top

UK-based Warranty Direct has gone over their data and released a report that details which companies build the most reliable engines.

According to their warranty claims, Honda builds some of the most durable engines as their failure rate is just 0.29%. Toyota and Mercedes weren't far behind as their failure rates were just 0.58% and 0.84%, respectively. Rounding out the top five were Volvo with 0.90% and Jaguar with 0.98%.

At the other end of the spectrum with the worst manaufacturers, MG Rover took the crown for building lackluster engines with an astounding failure rate of 7.88 percent. Audi and MINI fared slightly better as failure rates were clocked at 3.71% and 2.51%, respectively. Booby prizes were also awarded to Saab (2.49%) and Vauxhall (2.46%) for a less than stellar showing.

While all engines aren't created equal, neither is the cost to repair them. Warranty Direct says an engine failure in a Range Rover Vogue recently set them back £13,000 ($20,640 / €15,515).

Source: Auto Express

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Comments (54)

 GTurbo GTurbo
Talk about hot topic! If you are a self-respecting worldcarfan, then you must know something called JD Power Satisfaction Survey! If the car brand you drive isn't at least in the Top 10, chances are you may have ended up with a liability! That's why a year ago, I advised my wife to buy a Honda Civic; she hasn't regretted it ever since! Hence it comes as no surprise why Honda STILL rule the roost! Great surprises from Fiat and Land Rover making Top 10! However, something isn't quite right about the positions of VW and Audi engines on the list. Since this is a British company, an element of bias in the statistics could be at play here! My MKIV Golf has hardly ever let me down except once in 7 years of ownwership! That engine starts first time and it's protecting my family in the current snowy weather conditions.
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January 19, 2013 9:29 pm
 MercedesSL MercedesSL
Lol Audi is second worst! Another reason I would ever buy one. 1.5 percent worse than BMW and 3 percent worse than mercedes.
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January 19, 2013 6:33 pm
 progressive progressive
I don't care cor this tests, because I had a lot of German cars, and the quality is superb.
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January 19, 2013 3:39 pm
 RaulLeal RaulLeal
alright, well done Toyota! and that's why i own one!! :D and as usual VAG and french sucks...
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January 19, 2013 1:54 pm
 Garais877 Garais877
try goolge - The Facts About Oil Changes For Your Car, as i said british don't know any of this :D but still like to see what models were tested, what year, what milage??? looks that's secret...
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January 19, 2013 11:03 am
 BeEmWe BeEmWe
A British report in which Jaguar & Land Rover are in the top 10!!! Sounds like a joke!
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January 19, 2013 10:04 am
 ElioBorrero ElioBorrero
MINI has nothing to fear, BMW is making a new 3 cilinder Engines for them so they stop getting Peugeot Engines for their cars, ones BMW passes the first 24 months of test with the new Engine most of the problem will be sold.
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January 19, 2013 9:46 am
 docstef75 docstef75
it's interesting that only 1 honda in 344 had engine failure, but how you can compare this to 1 MG in 13 or 1 bmw in 45?. From a scientific and statistic point of view this study has almost two big bias: samples are not homogeneous and results are not standardized. so those numbers PROVES NOTHING
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January 19, 2013 6:48 am
 2nice 2nice
I have Volkswagens for 44 years in my family (my father, brother and me), from Beetle to New Beetle and 6 Golfs, no problems at all ..
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January 19, 2013 5:50 am
 CanOzcivelek CanOzcivelek
I own a Honda Civic and I could've never thought that Honda could top these brands by any means. Also I'm a Mercedes fan, so this is good news for me hahah! BMW is a disappointment though.
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January 19, 2013 5:43 am
 GRAVE GRAVE
Kudos to MB for the third place
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January 19, 2013 5:01 am
 GRAVE GRAVE
Ok every one here must have a car in the list which has 150k miles but that doesn't mean the whole brand is reliable. You have an 8 years old Aude A6 which done 250k miles yes it did not break down but Audi doesn't only build an A6.
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January 19, 2013 4:58 am
 TrevorSpecht TrevorSpecht
I know a work colleague who destroyed an engine because he did not put oil in it. Is that the manufacturers fault?
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January 19, 2013 4:24 am
 vasgko2 vasgko2
Perhaps this percentage is also affected by the treatment a car gets from its owner. In my country mercedes, volvo and jaguars are far more expensive than opel (vauxhall) and so their drivers are more careful not to "hurt" their car. Besides all three brands are almost exclusively driven by older people ;-) Audis and BMWs on the other hand are expensive but they tend to end up in "heavy footed" drivers.
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January 19, 2013 3:43 am
 Garais877 Garais877
Just try google this - Audi A4 Best of All Classes in DEKRA Used Car Report
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January 18, 2013 9:44 pm
 Garais877 Garais877
:D only brits can make report like this, lets keep in mind that 80% Hondas in britain are owned by old people who drives only once a week and not more then 5 miles... and also we now how brits look after they cars, some of them even does not now that engine needs oil... P.S. @MachinaeSupremacy absolutly right...
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January 18, 2013 9:39 pm
 Microice Microice
warranty direct provides cover after the original manufactures warranty has run out... just how old are the cars they cover? coz if my toyota warranty is 3 years and my volvo warranty is 5 years by the time i go to these guys in my volvo its older than the toyota... this data is unreliable, so many variables
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January 18, 2013 6:33 pm
 termigni termigni
wow honda, i thought it was myth! great job!
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January 18, 2013 6:16 pm
 hunker7 hunker7
My .94 Audi has done 415 000 km without any major issues. Test is stupid, as it shows which car owners service their cars properly.
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January 18, 2013 6:10 pm
 Microice Microice
And what was the most common claim for each make or overall? Cars are not simple these days, a lot of s**t can go wrong.
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January 18, 2013 6:08 pm
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