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  • Volvo Cars makes the world's fourth most reliable engines

    30/01/2013
    Volvo Cars finishes fourth when the British insurance agency Warranty Direct lists the most reliable engine manufacturers.

    Warranty Direct has compiled a list of how often insurance companies will step in and cover the repair costs for various engine damage. In Volvo's case the figure is 1 in 111, which corresponds to an error rate of 0.9. Best of all manufacturers is Honda, with the rate of 1 in 344.

    Worst of all automakers is MG Rover, followed by Audi. The likelihood of engine damage for Audi owners is 1 in 27, which corresponds to 3.71 percent.

    Reliability – best engine manufacturers
    Car brand, percentage error (%) Risk of failure (1 of xx)
    1) Honda 0.29% 1 of 344
    2) Toyota 0.58% 1 of 171
    3) Mercedes-Benz 0.84% 1 of 119
    4) Volvo 0.90% 1 of 111
    5) Jaguar 0.98% 1 of 103
    6) Lexus 0.99% 1 of 101
    7) Fiat 1.17% 1 of 85
    8) Ford 1.25% 1 of 80
    9) 1.32% Nissan 1 to 76
    10) Land Rover 1.38% 1 of 72

    Reliability – worst engine manufacturers:
    Car brand, percentage error (%) Risk of failure (1 of xx)
    1) MG Rover 7.88% 1 of 13
    2) Audi 3.71% 1 of 27
    3) Mini 2.51% 1 of 40
    4) Saab 2.49% 1 of 40
    5) Vauxhall (Opel) 2.46% 1 of 41
    6) Peugeot 2.26% 1 of 44
    7) BMW 2.20% 1 of 45
    8) Renault 2.13% 1 of 46
    9) Volkswagen 1.91% 1 of 52
    10) Mitsubishi 1.70% 1 of 59
    Volvo Cars finishes fourth when the British insurance agency Warranty Direct lists the most reliable engine manufacturers.
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