UK Consumers Association: Japanese cars best in test

As regular readers of this humble blog knows, I am no fan of cars, but if you are going to get one, make sure to read what independent consumer organizations like US Consumers Union and UK Consumers Association, or Which? have to say about before you decide.

BBC notes that Japanese cars are the most reliable, the least polluting and the best to own, according to consumer group Which?

Honda (Jazz) has won this year's Reliability Award, based on a Which? readers' survey of 100,000 cars, beating the Best Manufacturer Award-winner Toyota. The Green Award went to hybrid champion Toyota, ahead of runner-up BMW, which won the Road Testers' Award... The only serious non-Japanese contender for the Reliability Award was Korea's Hyundai, which came joint third - alongside five Japanese marques: Daihatsu, Lexus, Mazda, Subaru and Suzuki, with Mitsubishi following closely behind.


Too busy to read? How about a pod cast from Which? about the results of their biggest ever car survey: Best Buys and Don't Buys based on nearly 100,000 responses.

Comments

Pandabonium said…
In my car owning days, Toyotas have always served me well. My parents had a '68 Totota which they drove for 120K miles (193k km) before giving it to my sister who did another 100K miles of driving before selling it.

(They drove too much)
Martin J Frid said…
Your parents were pioneers! My father got his first Toyota Starlet in 1980 or 1981, that was considered a novelty around that time. He had had Renaults before, and he was so pleased that the Toyota didn't need constant repairs. I still think the old Renault 4 looked much better, though!
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As always people talks about Japanese cars, Honda won the reliability award that is good. Japan car import to other countries has been raised much from last years..
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