Toyota Corolla Most Reliable Used Car

Sat, 27 Sep 2008
Rearranging Warranty Direct's warranty claims figures for 4 - 8 year old cars, 1997 to 2004 Toyota Corollas come out top with just 2.38% on WD's books showing failures, and with an average warranty repair cost of £134.93.

Toyota's Celica followed in reliability, though average repair costs were much higher, with Mazda's MX-5 third, Honda's CR-V fourth and Honda's S2000 sports car fifth, despite high average repair costs for the S2000.

Hondas continue to feature with the Jazz sixth for reliability and with very low average repair costs, the Civic seventh and the old Accord eighth.

Surprising to some people, but no surprise to me, the old 1993 to 2000 Mondeo was the ninth most reliable, and with reasonable average repair costs (not bad for a car that can now be picked up for less than £500), while the 1993 - 2003 Nissan Micra was tenth.

The Toyota Yaris that came out least costly on average to repair at £89.68 was eleventh most reliable.

Least reliable have been the Renault Espace and Alfa Romeo GTV. Nothing else gets close to these two in failure rates.


Make Car Model / Average repair bill / Rate of failure

Toyota Corolla (97-04) / £134.93 / 2.38%

Toyota Celica (99-06) / £295.28 /4.44%

Mazda MX-5 (98-05) / £217.86 / 5.66%

Honda CR-V (97-02) / £254.58 / 6.11%

Honda S2000 (99-) / £343.12 / 6.45%

Honda Jazz (01-04) / £106.11 / 6.49%

Honda Civic (00-06) / £214.23/ 6.78%

Honda Accord (98-03) / £306.51 / 8.06%

Ford Mondeo (93-00) / £210.76 / 8.11%

Nissan Micra (93-03) / £132.24 / 9.01%

Toyota Yaris (99-03) / £89.68 / 9.09%

Lexus IS 200 (99-05) / £394.79 / 9.63%

Toyota RAV4 (00-05) / £337.31 /10.34%

Fiat Stilo (01-04) / £282.10 / 11.69%

Nissan Almera Tino (00-05) / £223.37 / 13.275%

Volkswagen Lupo (99-05) / £242.35 / 13.73%

Volvo S40 (96-04) / £143.80 / 14.51%

Audi A4 (00-05) / £378.88 / 14.57%

Daewoo Lanos (97-02) / £298.48 / 15.09%

Citroen Xsara (97-04) / £176.27 / 16.16%

Mitsubishi Carisma (95-05) / £352.01 / 16.47%

Citroen Berlingo Multispace (99-02) / £270.77 / 16.67%

Ford Ka (96-) / £143.50 / 16.72%

Skoda Octavia (98-04) / £175.47/ 16.95%

Volvo V40 (96-04) / £235.44 / 17.00%

Vauxhall Corsa (00-06) / £158.72 /17.09%

Ford Mondeo (00-07) / £253.11 / 17.71%

Rover 45 (99-05) / £233.12 / 17.75%

Peugeot 206 CC (00-07) / £225.34 / 17.90%

MINI (01-07) / £332.61 / 17.91%

Ford Focus (98-04) / £199.38 / 17.86%

Toyota Avensis (97-04) / £334.40 / 17.87%

Fiat Punto (99-03) / £304.05 / 19.36%

Rover 25 (99-05) / £301.36 / 19.45%

Vauxhall Astra (98-06) / £225.70 / 20.78%

MG TF (02-05) / £399.35 / 20.90%

Chrysler PT Cruiser (00-04) / £390.20 / 21.54%

Peugeot 106 (96-04) / £240.73 / 21.13%

Fiat Brava (95-02) / £260.06 / 21.15%

Peugeot 307 (01-04) / £259.75 / 21.16%

Citroen Saxo (96-04) / £224.66 / 21.66%

Daewoo Matiz (98-03) / £177.49 / 21.98%

Mercedes CLK (97-03) / £388.87 / 22.22%

Volkswagen Beetle (99-04) / £239.38 / 22.37%

Vauxhall Vectra (95-02) / £315.28 / 22.77%

BMW 3-Series (98-07) / £284.48 / 22.88%

Ford Fiesta (95-02) / £182.52 / 22.92%

Ford Puma (97-02) / £224.94 / 23.26%

Peugeot 406 (96-04) / £270.25 / 23.28%

Vauxhall Zafira (99-05) / £286.65 / 23.28%

Volkswagen Golf (97-05) / £190.34 / 23.4%

Saab 9-5 (97-05) / £320.15 / 23.73%

Renault Clio (98-05) / £211.31 / 23.77%

Vauxhall Omega (94-03) / £263.90 / 24.38%

Audi A2 (00-05) / £270.65 / 24.39%

Volkswagen Polo (94-02) / £203.28 / 24.485%

Fiat Marea & Weekend (97-03) / £150.92 / 25%

Rover 75 (99-05) / £369.68 / 25.42%

Mercedes C-class (00-07) / £365.85 / 25.82%

Mercedes M-Class (98-06) / £386.45 / 25.97%

Lexus GS300 (97-05) / £330.72 / 26.03%

Nissan Primera (96-02) / £333.79 /26.04%

Fiat Bravo (95-02) / £260.00 / 26.12%

Peugeot 206 (98-07) / £205.35 / 26.52%

Citroen C5 (01-08) / £262.46 / 26.94%

Nissan Terrano II (93-07) / £318.41 / 26.98%

Jaguar S-Type (98-04) / £422.84 / 27.18%

Mercedes E-Class (99-03) / £335.17 / 27.52%

Rover City Rover (03-05) / £213.85 /27.78%

MG ZS (01-05) / £278.62 / 28.09%

BMW 5-series (96-04) / £308.80 / 28.23%

Volkswagen Bora (99-05) / £255.04 / 28.49%

MG ZR (01-05) / £255.00 / 28.85%

Volkswagen Golf (97-05) / £286.34 / 28.85%

Volkswagen Passat (99-05) / £262.17 / 29.05%

BMW 7-series (95-02) / £315.24 / 29.46%

Saab 9-3 (98-02) / £329.93 / 29.98%

Daewoo Nubira (97-03) / £258.84 / 30.65%

Seat Ibiza (02-06) / £247.48 / 30.67%

Isuzu Trooper (98-04) / £374.85 / 30.77%

Audi A3 (97-03) / £303.91 / 31.82%

Renault Megane (99-03) / £246.03 / 33.18%

Skoda Fabia (00-04) / £192.55 / 33.51%

MG MGF (95-02) / £389.69 / 33.91%

Seat Leon (00-05) / £224.24 / 34.05%

Volvo V70 (00-07) / £386.58 / 34.62%

MG ZT (01-05) / £396.03 / 34.76%

Audi A6 (97-04) / £384.13 /36.74%

Seat Toledo (99-05) / £168.96 / 37.14%

Ford Galaxy (95-06) / £341.12 / 37.91%

Volvo C70 (97-06) / £282.38 / 39.36%

Renault Laguna (00-07) / £305.76 /39.38%

LandRover Discovery (98-04) / £337.01 / 39.87%

Fiat Multipla (99-04) / £212.69 / 40.63%

Audi TT (99-06) / £402.51 / 42.95%

Jaguar XJ8 (97-03) / £349.22 / 43.38%

Fiat Seicento (98-04) / £168.38 / 43.86%

Seat Alhambra (96-) / £314.31 / 46.43%

Alfa Romeo GTV (96-05) / £359.37 / 68.93%

Renault Espace (93-02) / £371.02 / 71.93%

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Comments

Jody Anderson    on 24 February 2018

Hey do you have a new list for 2018?

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