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Want a towcar you can rely on? Then you need a Japanese or Korean car, according to What Car?'s annual reliability survey.

Honda tops the league table, based on data from 50,000 live Warranty Direct policies on cars aged three to eight years old. There's just a 9% chance of a Honda having developed a fault in the last 12 months. Toyota is in second spot (a 14% chance of a fault) with Suzuki, Lexus and Mitsubishi tied in third (15%).

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Want a towcar you can rely on? Then you need a Japanese or Korean car, according to What Car?'s annual reliability survey.

 

Honda tops the league table, based on data from 50,000 live Warranty Direct policies on cars aged three to eight years old. There's just a 9% chance of a Honda having developed a fault in the last 12 months. Toyota is in second spot (a 14% chance of a fault) with Suzuki, Lexus and Mitsubishi tied in third (15%).

 

Korean car makers Hyundai and Kia are the first non-Japanese brands in eighth and ninth place respectively. Skoda is the highest placed European brand in 11th spot out of the 35 brands surveyed. 

 

It's not all bad news if you own a European car. Warranty Direct's figures show that although faults develop more often they're generally cheaper to fix.

 

Land Rover sits at the bottom of the league table (55%) with Alfa Romeo next to last (46%) and Renault third worst (45%).

 

To read the results in full, go to: http://www.whatcar.com/car-news/reliability-survey-2011/258307

 

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