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But then again, they're listing Ford as more reliable that Honda (??!!!)
 

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ish2l said:
But then again, they're listing Ford as more reliable that Honda (??!!!)
Well, the article did state that this was for the UK.

Also, Europe gets all the cool Ford's like the Euro-Focus. It sucks and is kind of stupid that Ford, an American company, doesn't market the Focus RS (Europe-only-Focus) here in North America.
 

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Here's some more information from the survey, listing the ten best and worst makes & models:

Warranty Direct’s top ten models over three years old in terms of average warranty repair cost were in descending order the Ford Ka, VW Polo, Volvo S/V40, Renault Clio, Mazda MX-5, Vauxhall Corsa, Vauxhall Astra, Ford Focus, Ford Mondeo, and Volvo 850. The Mazda had the fewest claims per 100 Warranty Direct policies, at 8%.

Warranty Direct’s bottom ten models in descending order of average warranty repair cost were the Subaru Impreza, Jeep Cherokee, Porsche Boxster, Range Rover, Ford Scorpio, Fiat Coupe, Saab 9000, Mitsubishi Shogun, Rover 600, and Nissan Primera. Of these, the now-discountinued Ford Scorpio had the highest incidence of warranty claims, at 55% of Warranty direct policies on the vehicle.
 

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It's partly because the market there actually pays for vehicles, those of us in North America are used to nickel & diming dealerships and car manufacturers to death so subsequently our products tend to be a little crappier than their European counterparts because a little less cost cutting is put into play because we're cheap. ;)
 

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Titanium Dragon said:
ish2l said:
But then again, they're listing Ford as more reliable that Honda (??!!!)
Well, the article did state that this was for the UK.

Also, Europe gets all the cool Ford's like the Euro-Focus. It sucks and is kind of stupid that Ford, an American company, doesn't market the Focus RS (Europe-only-Focus) here in North America.
True, Euro Ford has higher reliablity than Euro Honda, cause European cars often have better QC than Amercian one, but Euro people tend to not like Japanese cars, even Toyota having a tough time in Europe.
 

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"The Japanese car giant"? Are they sure they have the right Mazda?
 

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i guess that's sort of good news.
but it doesn't do much for us here in N/A where ford is one of the most unreliable companies when it comes their cars breaking down.
 

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Then again, this is also based on one insurance company's payouts only ... not to knock Mazda, but this didn't carry much weight with my dad when I brought it to his attention a few months back :)
 

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It is also based on a sample size of only 30,000 cars, spread across 22 different manufacturers, on cars ranging from 3 to 10 years old, and from a single country.

Let's say one manufacturer had 1000 cars in the survey. And this was distributed across 6 different models. So they had 160-170 of a particular model. Then these were distributed across 8 model years, so there may have been only 20 per make per model per year. I'm sure many of the models had less than this.

This is still good data to have, but it would be dangerous to draw any broad-based conclusion from it. Some people take potshots at the Consumer Reports reliability reports and they base their findings on nearly 500,000 returned surveys.
 
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