Top 10 most reliable used cars with over 100,000 km

If you are planning to buy a used car, but have a limited budget, you will probably be looking for one with a large number of kilometers. In this situation, you will have to pay close attention to many issues when it comes to such a car.

What does a reliable car mean?

One of the most important things to keep in mind when buying a used car is reliability. And that, whether it’s city cars, SUVs or premium or low-cost brands.

Reliable cars are the best option for drivers who want to invest their money properly and avoid problems. A reliable car checked in detail will save you a lot of expensive expenses and will not stand in the way of really important investments for you.

The reliability of a car is given by the number of failures and problems it faces over time. It can be said about a car that it is reliable when it is more resistant compared to others and, implicitly, it does not involve high costs with its maintenance and repairs.

Usually, the ideal time to determine the reliability of a new car is the first three years after its purchase. In the case of an SH car, it’s all about the service history, notes WhatCar. If the owner was a caring and responsible person, or if the car was part of a corporate fleet, you shouldn’t worry too much.

In the following we will tell you which are the 10 most reliable cars with a turnover of over 100,000 kilometers.

10. Toyota RAV4 (2006-2013)

Just under 29% of the RAV4 models had at least one malfunction. The brakes and suspension have most frequently failed. There were also malfunctions of the engine’s electrical system and the exhaust and fuel supply system.

9. Toyota Avensis (2009-2015)

Defects were reported in 19% of Avensis models. The most common were reported at the body and gearbox level. Three-quarters of the cars were still in operation, but repair costs had risen sharply.

8. Kia Cee’d (2007-2012)

Just over 22% of Cee’d models had at least one malfunction. Most problems have been reported with the gearbox / clutch. Half of them became impossible to drive.

7. Honda Civic Gasoline (2006-2012)

Gasoline Civic versions did worse than diesel. 24% of cars had at least one malfunction. Again, the battery was the most common, and the suspensions in second place.

6. Skoda Octavia diesel (2004-2013)

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Although 25% of the Octavia diesel models had at least one technical problem, the most common area with defects was the body. In the next places were the engine and the suspension.

5. BMW 3 Series (2012-2018)

Although 17% of the 3 Series models had at least one malfunction, the most commonly reported area was the non-motorized electrical installation, including air conditioning.

4. Toyota Avensis (2003-2009)

Only 14% of Avensis models had a problem. However, the faults affected sensitive areas such as the engine, fuel system and suspension.

3. Ford Focus diesel (2011-2018)

18% of the Focus diesel models had problems. The most common were the battery, then the engine, power supply, and gearbox. Two-thirds of the cars could still be driven, and half were repaired under warranty.

2. Honda Civic diesel (2006-2012)

Only 15% of diesel Civic models had problems. The battery took first place on the fault list, followed by air conditioning, brakes, fuel system and interior trim.

1. Ford Fiesta petrol (2008-2017)

Just under 20% of the Fiesta petrol models manufactured between 200 and 2017 had defects. The most common problems were the body and the non-motor electrical installation, but they were minor.

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