According to a European-wide survey, there are some car manufacturers with better reliability than the others, bad news for the Italian ones
When we buy a car, there are many evaluation parameters that make us choose one product over another. Design and comfort are important, but let's not forget, given the investment we're going to make, an important thing like reliability.
Altroconsumo, conducted an interview on a European scale, going to formulate specific questions to different drivers, to understand which car brands were considered the most reliable. To be precise, the motorists interviewed were 43 thousand, with 13 thousand Italians.
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Which car manufacturers are considered most reliable?
Drivers from all over Europe answered questions about any problems with their car, how many times it was necessary to take it to the mechanic, about the overall satisfaction of their car. As for the least amount of problems, Lexus, Subaru, Daihatsu is Toyota, have received good feedback, as well as Audi is Porche, of the Volkswagen group, ed Honda. Among the last of the class instead, we find the Italians: Fiat, Alfa Romeo, Lancia. Fiat ranks among the latest manufacturers, also as regards the degree of satisfaction of the drivers.
Specifically, the Italians, the parameter of reliability, when evaluating which car to choose, is very interested, even more in terms of consumption and design. As for consumption, the least satisfied are the owners of Smart and Land Rover.
Finally, the overall reliability data was obtained from cross-parameters, such as: age of the car, kilometers traveled, and quantity and quality of the faults suffered by each. The most frequent faults are those that concern the many aspects of electrical part. Here too, the Italians do not make a good impression, with the brands that have had greater difficulties in this sense, which are: Alfa Romeo, Citroen, Fiat, Lancia, Opel, Renault, Seat and Chevrolet. For what concern brake system, second after the electrical part, to create more problems seem to be: Citroen, Fiat, Lancia, Opel and Volvo. Alfa Romeo instead, ranks among the worst houses, even as regards the apart from electrical faults connected to the motor.