Most reliable 15 year old used minivans

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 Volkswagen Golf Plus 2005 - 2009 Price 3300 to 6500 $
75 to 170 HP 5.4 to 8.6 l/100km
2 Toyota Corolla Verso 2004 - 2007 Price 1800 to 5000 $
110 to 177 HP 6.2 to 7.7 l/100km
3 Mercedes B class 2011 - 2014 Price 7000 to 15 500 $
109 to 211 HP 4.3 to 6.2 l/100km
4 Toyota Verso 2009 - 2013 Price 5000 to 10 000 $
126 to 150 HP 5.6 to 7 l/100km
5 Mercedes B class 2005 - 2008 Price 2100 to 5000 $
95 to 193 HP 5.6 to 8.1 l/100km
6 Ford C-Max 2007 - 2010 Price 2900 to 4000 $
90 to 145 HP 4.8 to 8.1 l/100km
7 Opel Agila 2003 - 2008 Price 800 to 3300 $
60 to 80 HP 5.2 to 6.3 l/100km
8 Opel Meriva 2010 - 2013 Price 3800 to 6500 $
75 to 140 HP 4.9 to 6.7 l/100km
9 Volkswagen Touran 2006 - 2010 Price 3300 to 5500 $
90 to 170 HP 5.9 to 8.6 l/100km
10 Opel Meriva 2005 - 2010 Price 2000 to 4100 $
70 to 125 HP 5 to 7.9 l/100km
11 Ford C-Max 2003 - 2007 Price 1000 to 3700 $
100 to 145 HP 4.9 to 8.3 l/100km
12 Renault Scenic 2006 - 2009 Price 1700 to 3900 $
85 to 165 HP 5.1 to 8.6 l/100km
13 Opel Meriva 2003 - 2005 Price 1100 to 2700 $
70 to 125 HP 5 to 7.9 l/100km
14 Ford C-Max 2010 - 2014 Price 3600 to 9000 $
95 to 163 HP 4.6 to 6.6 l/100km
15 Renault Modus 2008 - 2012 Price 3100 to 4100 $
75 to 112 HP 5.6 to 7.6 l/100km
16 Opel Zafira 2003 - 2005 Price 1000 to 2800 $
100 to 200 HP 6.3 to 10.1 l/100km
17 Renault Scenic 2009 - 2012 Price 2700 to 6500 $
110 to 160 HP 5.3 to 7.7 l/100km
18 Opel Zafira 2005 - 2008 Price 2100 to 4600 $
94 to 240 HP 5.2 to 9.6 l/100km
19 Mercedes B class 2008 - 2011 Price 4300 to 7000 $
95 to 193 HP 5.2 to 8.1 l/100km
20 Hyundai Matrix 2001 - 2008 Price 440 to 2400 $
82 to 123 HP 6 to 9.1 l/100km
21 Seat Altea 2004 - 2009 Price 2700 to 4800 $
85 to 200 HP 5.4 to 8.4 l/100km
22 Mazda Premacy 2001 - 2005 Price 550 to 2800 $
100 to 131 HP 6.4 to 9.4 l/100km
23 Seat Altea 2007 - 2009
140 to 200 HP 6.1 to 9.4 l/100km
24 Seat Altea 2006 - 2009 Price 3200 to 6000 $
85 to 170 HP 5.4 to 8.4 l/100km
25 Hyundai Matrix 2008 - 2010 Price 650 to 2700 $
103 to 103 HP
26 Ford S-Max 2006 - 2010 Price 3800 to 8000 $
130 to 220 HP 6.4 to 9.4 l/100km
27 Citroen Xsara Picasso 2004 - 2011 Price 1300 to 6000 $
90 to 137 HP 4.9 to 8.7 l/100km
28 Mazda 5 2005 - 2008 Price 1300 to 3300 $
110 to 145 HP 6.3 to 8.2 l/100km
29 Opel Zafira 2008 - 2011 Price 2900 to 5000 $
110 to 240 HP 5.7 to 9.6 l/100km
30 Renault Modus 2004 - 2008 Price 1600 to 3700 $
65 to 113 HP 4.5 to 7.5 l/100km
31 Volkswagen Touran 2003 - 2006 Price 1900 to 3900 $
90 to 170 HP 5.9 to 9.5 l/100km
32 Mazda 5 2008 - 2010 Price 3000 to 5500 $
110 to 146 HP 6.1 to 8.3 l/100km
33 Citroen C4 Picasso 2007 - 2010 Price 1800 to 5500 $
110 to 143 HP 5.7 to 8.9 l/100km
34 Citroen C3 Picasso 2009 - 2013 Price 3300 to 8000 $
95 to 120 HP
35 Citroen C4 Picasso 2010 - 2013 Price 4200 to 6500 $
112 to 150 HP 5.2 to 6.9 l/100km
36 Seat Alhambra 2000 - 2010 Price 1000 to 6000 $
115 to 204 HP 6.2 to 11.9 l/100km
37 Peugeot 1007 2005 - 2009 Price 1800 to 5000 $
68 to 110 HP 4.4 to 6.9 l/100km
38 Renault Scenic 2003 - 2006 Price 1100 to 2000 $
80 to 163 HP 5 to 8.6 l/100km
39 Ford Galaxy 2006 - 2010 Price 3400 to 6500 $
130 to 161 HP 6.5 to 8.2 l/100km
40 Fiat Doblo 2010 - 2015 Price 2000 to 8500 $
90 to 95 HP 4.9 to 7.2 l/100km
41 Ford Galaxy 2003 - 2006 Price 1700 to 5500 $
90 to 204 HP 6.2 to 11.9 l/100km
42 Volkswagen Sharan 2000 - 2010 Price 650 to 8000 $
90 to 204 HP 6.2 to 11.9 l/100km
43 Chrysler Voyager 2004 - 2007 Price 1800 to 3800 $
140 to 180 HP 7.7 to 12.7 l/100km
44 Renault Kangoo 2003 - 2005 Price 900 to 2200 $
60 to 95 HP 5.3 to 8.6 l/100km
45 Renault Kangoo 2008 - 2013 Price 550 to 5000 $
70 to 110 HP 5.2 to 8.1 l/100km
46 Renault Espace 2002 - 2006 Price 1100 to 2900 $
120 to 245 HP 6.8 to 12.2 l/100km
47 Renault Kangoo 2005 - 2008 Price 220 to 2900 $
61 to 95 HP 5.3 to 8.7 l/100km
48 Fiat Doblo 2001 - 2005 Price 330 to 2600 $
63 to 105 HP 5.5 to 8.6 l/100km
49 Renault Espace 2006 - 2010 Price 2400 to 5000 $
120 to 245 HP 6.8 to 12 l/100km
50 Kia Carnival 2006 - 2008 Price 2300 to 5000 $
185 to 189 HP
51 Fiat Doblo 2005 - 2010 Price 1000 to 4200 $
77 to 120 HP 5.5 to 9 l/100km
52 Kia Carnival 2002 - 2006 Price 440 to 2800 $
144 to 150 HP 8.2 to 12.4 l/100km
53 Renault Espace 2010 - 2012 Price 4600 to 10 000 $
150 to 175 HP 6.5 to 8.8 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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