The Most Reliable Cars From The Past 10 Years Think Smart When Buying Your Next Car

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There is a huge choice of cars to buy on the secondhand car market. Whether you are after a small hatchback, a large SUV (Sport Utility Vehicle) or even something posh and executive looking, there is something for everyone.

But one thing that all motorists think about when they look to buy a secondhand car is reliability. It’s all well and good buying a car that looks nice or offers some cool features, but being stuck on the side of the road most of the time is definitely uncool!

If you’re wondering what are the most reliable cars to own, here is a selection for you to feast your eyes on from the past decade. Note that with reliability index figures, a lower score is better!

Peugeot 207

The Peugeot 207 is a supermini sports car which has been in production from 2006 to 2012. All models produced between 2006 and 2009 are noted for being reliable.

You can pick up a used Peugeot 207 from £5,000 for a 2012 model. The average repair costs for this car are £329, and it scores 79 on the reliability index.

Seat Ibiza (2006 – 2009)

The Seat Ibiza is a supermini sports car which has been in production since 1984. There are currently four generations of this model, with models from the third generation produced between 2006 and 2009 being the most reliable.

You can pick up a used Seat Ibiza from £2,700 for a 2009 model. The average repair costs for this car are £121, and it scores 30 on the reliability index.

Honda Jazz (2001 – 2008)

The Honda Jazz is a city car which has been in production since 2001. There are currently two generations of this model, with models from the first generation produced between 2001 and 2008 being the most reliable.

You can pick up a used Honda Jazz from £2,400 for a 2008 model. The average repair costs for this car are £273, and it scores 20 on the reliability index.

Suzuki Alto (1997 – 2006)

The Suzuki Alto is a Japanese “kei car” (small car) which has been in production since 1979. There are currently seven generations of this model, with models from the fifth and sixth generations produced between 1997 and 2006 being the most reliable.

You can pick up a used Suzuki Alto from £600 for a 2006 model. The average repair costs for this car are £118, and it scores 16 on the reliability index.

Mazda MX-5 (2005 -)

The Mazda MX-5 is a two-seater roadster which has been in production since 1989. There are currently three generations of this model, with models from the third generation produced from 2005 onwards being the most reliable.

You can pick up a used Mazda MX-5 from £7,100 for a 2010 model. The average repair costs for this car are £204, and it scores 14 on the reliability index.

These are just some of the cars quoted as being the most reliable by James Riley, feel free to comment below on any reliable cars that you have ever owned!

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