Most reliable 15 year old used estate cars

Based on technical inspection annual reports and other sources, we offer most reliable used cars over 15 years old rating. The main criteria for determining the reliability of a car is amount of defects found in the annual roadworthiness tests, as well as subjective rating of the car users - how many car owners would recommend to buy this car to a friend. You'll also find suggestions for improving the reliability of your car at the end of this article.

1 Subaru Legacy 2003 - 2006 Price 1300 to 5500 $
138 to 245 HP 7.7 to 11.9 l/100km
2 Toyota Avensis 2006 - 2009 Price 2600 to 5000 $
110 to 177 HP 5.7 to 9.6 l/100km
3 Toyota Avensis 2003 - 2006 Price 1100 to 4100 $
116 to 177 HP 6 to 9.6 l/100km
4 Audi A6 2012 - 2014 Price 13 000 to 20 000 $
204 to 313 HP 6.1 to 8.9 l/100km
5 Toyota Corolla 2004 - 2007 Price 1000 to 4000 $
90 to 116 HP 4.8 to 7.9 l/100km
6 Mercedes C class 2011 - 2013 Price 7000 to 12 000 $
120 to 457 HP 4.7 to 12.3 l/100km
7 Audi A6 2011 - 2014 Price 8500 to 22 000 $
177 to 300 HP 5 to 8.2 l/100km
8 Audi A6 2008 - 2012 Price 6500 to 11 500 $
190 to 350 HP 7.2 to 11 l/100km
9 SAAB 9-3 2007 - 2010 Price 3300 to 6000 $
120 to 280 HP 5.4 to 11 l/100km
10 SAAB 9-3 2005 - 2007 Price 2400 to 3400 $
120 to 250 HP 5.7 to 11 l/100km
11 Volkswagen Golf 2007 - 2009 Price 2400 to 4000 $
80 to 140 HP 5.2 to 8.2 l/100km
12 Audi A4 2009 - 2012 Price 7000 to 10 000 $
143 to 240 HP 6.4 to 8.1 l/100km
13 Audi A4 2008 - 2011 Price 5500 to 10 000 $
120 to 265 HP 5.3 to 9.2 l/100km
14 Audi A4 2011 - 2015 Price 8000 to 15 500 $
120 to 272 HP 4.4 to 8.8 l/100km
15 Volkswagen Golf 2009 - 2013 Price 3700 to 7000 $
80 to 160 HP 4.5 to 7.2 l/100km
16 Volkswagen Golf 1999 - 2006 Price 800 to 3900 $
68 to 130 HP 5 to 9.1 l/100km
17 Toyota Avensis 2009 - 2012 Price 5500 to 8500 $
126 to 177 HP 5.4 to 7 l/100km
18 Subaru Impreza 2003 - 2005 Price 1600 to 3600 $
95 to 225 HP 8.2 to 9.2 l/100km
19 Mercedes C class 2007 - 2011 Price 3100 to 8000 $
136 to 272 HP 5.9 to 9.9 l/100km
20 Ford Focus 2008 - 2011 Price 2000 to 4400 $
80 to 145 HP 4.5 to 8 l/100km
21 Opel Astra 2010 - 2012 Price 3300 to 6000 $
95 to 180 HP 4.1 to 7.4 l/100km
22 Audi A4 2004 - 2008 Price 2600 to 7500 $
102 to 256 HP 5.6 to 10.7 l/100km
23 SAAB 9-5 2001 - 2005 Price 650 to 2800 $
120 to 250 HP 6.9 to 11.3 l/100km
24 Mercedes E class 2009 - 2013 Price 6000 to 13 500 $
136 to 408 HP 5.7 to 11.1 l/100km
25 Mercedes E class 2006 - 2009 Price 4200 to 8000 $
170 to 514 HP 7.1 to 14.5 l/100km
26 Skoda Octavia 2009 - 2013 Price 3300 to 8500 $
80 to 160 HP 5.6 to 7.8 l/100km
27 Volvo V50 2004 - 2007 Price 1900 to 4000 $
100 to 220 HP 5 to 10.2 l/100km
28 BMW 3 series 2008 - 2012 Price 4300 to 8500 $
122 to 306 HP 4.8 to 9.8 l/100km
29 Ford Focus 2001 - 2005 Price 550 to 1800 $
75 to 173 HP 5.1 to 9.4 l/100km
30 Skoda Octavia 2005 - 2009 Price 1700 to 5500 $
102 to 200 HP 5.1 to 8.3 l/100km
31 BMW 3 series 2005 - 2008 Price 3100 to 7000 $
122 to 306 HP 4.8 to 11 l/100km
32 Volvo V50 2007 - 2012 Price 3300 to 6000 $
100 to 230 HP 5 to 10.1 l/100km
33 Mazda 6 2008 - 2010 Price 3300 to 6500 $
120 to 185 HP 5.6 to 8.2 l/100km
34 BMW 3 series 2012 - 2015 Price 7500 to 15 000 $
184 to 258 HP 4.6 to 6.8 l/100km
35 Honda Accord 2003 - 2005 Price 1900 to 4100 $
140 to 190 HP 5.8 to 10 l/100km
36 Citroen Xsara 2003 - 2005 Price 1000 to 1400 $
68 to 110 HP 5.3 to 7.6 l/100km
37 Audi A6 2006 - 2008 Price 4200 to 7000 $
180 to 350 HP 8.4 to 11 l/100km
38 Mazda 6 2005 - 2007 Price 550 to 3300 $
120 to 166 HP 6.1 to 9 l/100km
39 Audi A6 2005 - 2008 Price 4100 to 7500 $
140 to 335 HP 6.4 to 11 l/100km
40 Opel Astra 2007 - 2010 Price 1800 to 4100 $
90 to 180 HP 5.1 to 7.8 l/100km
41 Skoda Fabia 2010 - 2015 Price 3300 to 8000 $
60 to 180 HP 6.2 to 6.2 l/100km
42 Honda Accord 2005 - 2007 Price 2600 to 5500 $
140 to 190 HP 5.8 to 10 l/100km
43 Toyota Avensis 2012 - 2015 Price 8000 to 13 000 $
124 to 152 HP 4.6 to 7 l/100km
44 Skoda Octavia 2000 - 2008 Price 1000 to 3200 $
90 to 180 HP 5 to 9 l/100km
45 Ford Mondeo 2003 - 2005 Price 330 to 2600 $
90 to 226 HP 6 to 10.7 l/100km
46 Volkswagen Caddy 2004 - 2010 Price 1000 to 8000 $
69 to 109 HP 6 to 8.3 l/100km
47 Ford Focus 2011 - 2014 Price 3900 to 8000 $
95 to 182 HP 4.5 to 6.7 l/100km
48 Mazda 6 2002 - 2005 Price 550 to 2600 $
120 to 166 HP 6.4 to 10.5 l/100km
49 Skoda Fabia 2008 - 2010 Price 1000 to 4400 $
60 to 105 HP 4.8 to 7.5 l/100km
50 Honda Accord 2008 - 2011 Price 5000 to 9000 $
150 to 201 HP 5.8 to 9 l/100km
51 Mazda 6 2010 - 2012 Price 3000 to 5500 $
120 to 180 HP 5.2 to 8.1 l/100km
52 Opel Astra 2004 - 2007 Price 1400 to 3100 $
80 to 200 HP 4.8 to 9.7 l/100km
53 Ford Focus 2005 - 2008 Price 800 to 2900 $
80 to 145 HP 4.7 to 8 l/100km
54 Ford Mondeo 2005 - 2007 Price 1400 to 3000 $
90 to 226 HP 6 to 10.7 l/100km
55 Skoda Roomster 2006 - 2010 Price 1100 to 3900 $
65 to 105 HP 5.1 to 7.9 l/100km
56 Mercedes E class 2003 - 2006 Price 2200 to 6500 $
150 to 476 HP 6.9 to 13.6 l/100km
57 BMW 5 series 2007 - 2010 Price 5000 to 10 000 $
163 to 367 HP 5.3 to 11 l/100km
58 Seat Exeo 2009 - 2012 Price 5500 to 7000 $
102 to 211 HP 5.7 to 9.6 l/100km
59 BMW 5 series 2004 - 2007 Price 3600 to 8000 $
163 to 367 HP 6.1 to 12 l/100km
60 Volkswagen Passat 2000 - 2005 Price 1000 to 3200 $
100 to 275 HP 5.5 to 13 l/100km
61 Seat Ibiza 2010 - 2012 Price 3700 to 6500 $
60 to 105 HP 3.4 to 5.9 l/100km
62 Renault Laguna 2010 - 2013 Price 4000 to 8000 $
110 to 180 HP 5.2 to 8.7 l/100km
63 Skoda Superb 2010 - 2013 Price 6000 to 11 500 $
125 to 260 HP 5.9 to 10.2 l/100km
64 Opel Insignia 2009 - 2013 Price 5000 to 7500 $
115 to 260 HP 6 to 11.3 l/100km
65 BMW 5 series 2010 - 2013 Price 7000 to 20 000 $
184 to 306 HP 5.1 to 8.6 l/100km
66 Skoda Fabia 2004 - 2008 Price 900 to 3700 $
64 to 115 HP 4.5 to 7.8 l/100km
67 Volvo V70 2007 - 2011 Price 3300 to 8000 $
114 to 304 HP 4.3 to 11.3 l/100km
68 Hyundai i30 2008 - 2010 Price 3000 to 4400 $
90 to 143 HP 4.9 to 7.6 l/100km
69 Citroen C5 2004 - 2006 Price 1300 to 3800 $
110 to 210 HP 5.5 to 10 l/100km
70 Ford Mondeo 2007 - 2010 Price 2800 to 4800 $
125 to 220 HP 5.8 to 9.3 l/100km
71 Volvo V70 2004 - 2008 Price 2200 to 5000 $
126 to 300 HP 6.5 to 13.6 l/100km
72 Volvo XC70 2004 - 2007 Price 3000 to 6500 $
163 to 210 HP 7.6 to 11.1 l/100km
73 Volkswagen Passat 2010 - 2014 Price 4700 to 11 000 $
105 to 300 HP 4.3 to 9.3 l/100km
74 Renault Clio 2009 - 2013 Price 3900 to 4700 $
75 to 128 HP 4.7 to 7.5 l/100km
75 Hyundai i30 2010 - 2012 Price 3200 to 5500 $
109 to 126 HP 4.5 to 6.9 l/100km
76 Volkswagen Passat 2005 - 2010 Price 2200 to 5500 $
102 to 250 HP 5.8 to 10.1 l/100km
77 Renault Megane 2006 - 2009 Price 1600 to 3300 $
85 to 150 HP 4.7 to 8.4 l/100km
78 Peugeot 206 2002 - 2007 Price 330 to 2800 $
60 to 138 HP 4.4 to 7.9 l/100km
79 Kia Ceed 2007 - 2009 Price 2600 to 4000 $
115 to 143 HP 4.9 to 7.7 l/100km
80 Renault Laguna 2007 - 2010 Price 2100 to 5000 $
130 to 205 HP 6.1 to 8.9 l/100km
81 BMW 3 series 2001 - 2005 Price 1400 to 4700 $
115 to 231 HP 5.7 to 11 l/100km
82 Peugeot 407 2004 - 2008 Price 550 to 3100 $
109 to 211 HP 5.6 to 9.9 l/100km
83 Renault Megane 2009 - 2012 Price 3100 to 6000 $
90 to 180 HP 4.4 to 7.6 l/100km
84 Volvo V70 2011 - 2013 Price 6500 to 10 500 $
115 to 304 HP 4.5 to 10.2 l/100km
85 Kia Ceed 2009 - 2012 Price 3100 to 5500 $
90 to 143 HP 4.5 to 7.6 l/100km
86 Citroen Berlingo 2012 - 2015 Price 5000 to 8000 $
92 to 120 HP 4.9 to 7.3 l/100km
87 Renault Clio 2008 - 2009 Price 2400 to 3600 $
75 to 112 HP 5.9 to 6.7 l/100km
88 Peugeot 407 2008 - 2011 Price 2800 to 5000 $
110 to 211 HP 5.6 to 9.9 l/100km
89 Citroen C5 2008 - 2010 Price 3300 to 6000 $
110 to 215 HP 5.7 to 10.6 l/100km
90 Citroen Berlingo 2002 - 2008 Price 220 to 2400 $
71 to 110 HP 5.4 to 7.4 l/100km
91 Peugeot 207 2009 - 2013 Price 650 to 6000 $
75 to 120 HP 4.5 to 7.1 l/100km
92 Renault Megane 2003 - 2006 Price 1200 to 2300 $
80 to 136 HP 4.6 to 8.4 l/100km
93 Alfa Romeo 159 2006 - 2008 Price 2800 to 5000 $
120 to 260 HP 6 to 12.3 l/100km
94 Citroen Berlingo 2008 - 2012 Price 1600 to 6000 $
90 to 110 HP 5.6 to 8.2 l/100km
95 Peugeot 207 2007 - 2009 Price 2300 to 4300 $
73 to 175 HP 5 to 7.4 l/100km
96 Ford Mondeo 2010 - 2014 Price 4300 to 10 000 $
115 to 240 HP 5.3 to 7.9 l/100km
97 Nissan Primera 2004 - 2008 Price 1300 to 3100 $
116 to 140 HP 5.7 to 9.1 l/100km
98 Alfa Romeo 156 2002 - 2006 Price 550 to 4300 $
115 to 250 HP 6 to 12.3 l/100km
99 Fiat Stilo 2003 - 2006 Price 550 to 3000 $
80 to 150 HP 5.6 to 8.3 l/100km
100 Fiat Stilo 2006 - 2007
105 to 120 HP 5.6 to 7.2 l/100km
101 Alfa Romeo 159 2008 - 2012 Price 4000 to 9500 $
120 to 260 HP 6 to 12.2 l/100km
102 Renault Laguna 2001 - 2005 Price 440 to 3300 $
101 to 210 HP 5.6 to 10.3 l/100km
103 Renault Laguna 2005 - 2006 Price 1200 to 3300 $
92 to 210 HP 5.7 to 10.1 l/100km

What is a reliable used car?

We consider a reliable car to be the one that, as rarely as necessary, requires unplanned (emergency) repairs and that unexpectedly does not stay on the roadside. It should be understood that every car has parts and consumables that need to be replaced regularly, such as brake pads, tires, oils and other fluids, battery, wiper blades etc.

How to improve used car reliability?

Of course, the reliability of a used car is greatly influenced by how well and thoughtfully the manufacturer has been able to design it and by the quality of its components. But just as important is the attitude of the car owner towards his car. In the case of a used car, though, the reliability of the car will also depend on how carefully it has been handled by previous owners and you cannot influence it. However, by following these tips you can ensure the highest possible reliability of your car:

  1. Perform regular car maintenance at scheduled intervals
    For almost every car, the manufacturer has defined service intervals - a list of jobs to be performed after a certain time or mileage. Most of this tasks involves inspection and preventive maintenance of various vehicle parts. However, there are also parts or assemblies that need to be replaced after a certain time, otherwise the consequences can be very sad, such as not replacing the engine timing belt timely, in case of it's rupture the car's engine could require serious overhaul or even replacement, which will cost tens of times more than changing a timing belt. Service intervals can usually be found in your vehicle manual. If your vehicle does not have one - try to find it on the internet or consult a qualified car service center.
  2. Prevent defects in a timely manner
    Cars are a complex set of mechanisms that work closely with each other. A minor damage to one car node can negatively affect several other units and result in a much more expensive car repair. For example, almost any damaged suspension component (shock absorber, wheel bearing, ball bearing etc.) significantly increases the load on the other suspension components and wear of these parts. Therefore, if your car starts to make any suspicious noise, changes its behavior on the road, there are changes in instrument readings or other nuances - contact a qualified car service, diagnose and repair the damage if needed! The "turn the louder music out of the noises" approach does not pay off, as early or late (even before sale) car will need to be repaired anyway.
  3. Use quality spare parts and competent car mechanics
    Nowadays, most cars have a wide range of non-original spare parts, which are much cheaper and more affordable than original spare parts. Some non-original spare parts are of the same quality or even better quality than the original ones. Others (usually the cheapest) only look like the originals, but their materials and workmanship are very poor. It should be understood that the cost of repairing each car unit consists of parts and labor, and the amount and labor of the unit is independent of the cost of the part. Correspondingly, choosing a low quality part that costs half as much as a quality part, but paying the same amount of work, you end up saving a few tens of percent. However, the life of a low-quality part will probably be several times shorter, so you will overpay for the next repair. That is why it is important to find a knowledgeable and honest car mechanic who will advise you on which parts to choose.
  4. Use the car for its intended purpose Each car model has its own basic purpose of use, such as urban travel, freight transport, driving on poor quality roads, and so on. When using a car for other purpose, such as regularly transporting hundreds of kilograms of construction material in a small city car, or using a crossover (i.e. a "parquet jeep") on serious off-road, the following repairs must be taken into account and the car's reliability will be significantly reduced.
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