Most reliable 10-14 year old used estate cars

Based on technical inspection annual reports and other sources, we offer most reliable 10-14 year old used cars 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 SAAB 9-3 2007 2007 - 2010
120 to 280 HP 5.4 to 11 l/100km
2 Audi A6 2012 2012 - 2014 Price 14 000 to 14 500 $
204 to 313 HP 6.1 to 8.9 l/100km
3 Mercedes C class 2013 2013 - Price 10 000 to 11 500 $
156 to 211 HP 4.3 to 5.6 l/100km
4 Toyota Avensis 2009 2009 - 2012 Price 5500 to 6500 $
126 to 177 HP 5.4 to 7 l/100km
5 Audi A4 2008 2008 - 2011 Price ~ 8000 $
120 to 265 HP 5.3 to 9.2 l/100km
6 Audi A4 2009 2009 - 2012 Price ~ 8000 $
143 to 240 HP 6.4 to 8.1 l/100km
7 Volkswagen Golf 2009 2009 - 2013 Price 4600 to 6000 $
80 to 160 HP 4.5 to 7.2 l/100km
8 Audi A6 2014 2014 - 2018 Price ~ 16 000 $
150 to 333 HP 4.4 to 7.6 l/100km
9 Audi A4 2011 2011 - Price 7500 to 11 000 $
120 to 272 HP 4.4 to 8.8 l/100km
10 Audi A4 2012 2012 - 2015 Price 10 000 to 12 000 $
177 to 245 HP 6.1 to 7.3 l/100km
11 Audi A6 2011 2011 - 2014 Price 11 000 to 12 500 $
177 to 300 HP 5 to 8.2 l/100km
12 Opel Astra 2010 2010 - 2012 Price 2800 to 4600 $
95 to 180 HP 4.1 to 7.4 l/100km
13 Toyota Auris 2013 2013 - 2015 Price 8500 to 8500 $
90 to 136 HP 3.7 to 3.7 l/100km
14 Mazda 6 2008 2008 - 2010
120 to 185 HP 5.6 to 8.2 l/100km
15 Volvo V60 2010 2010 - 2013 Price 8000 to 8500 $
115 to 304 HP 4.5 to 10.2 l/100km
16 Toyota Avensis 2012 2012 - 2015 Price 7000 to 8500 $
124 to 152 HP 4.6 to 7 l/100km
17 Mercedes C class 2011 2011 - 2013 Price 7500 to 9000 $
120 to 457 HP 4.7 to 12.3 l/100km
18 Volkswagen Golf 2012 2012 - 2017 Price 5500 to 8000 $
85 to 184 HP 3.9 to 5.3 l/100km
19 Mazda 6 2010 2010 - 2012 Price 4100 to 5000 $
120 to 180 HP 5.2 to 8.1 l/100km
20 Opel Astra 2012 2012 - 2016 Price 4700 to 6000 $
95 to 180 HP 4 to 7.4 l/100km
21 Mercedes E class 2013 2013 - 2016 Price 11 000 to 15 000 $
136 to 558 HP 5 to 10.5 l/100km
22 Mazda 6 2012 2012 - 2015 Price 6000 to 9500 $
145 to 192 HP 4.4 to 6.4 l/100km
23 Audi A6 2008 2008 - 2012 Price 8500 to 9500 $
190 to 350 HP 7.2 to 11 l/100km
24 Opel Astra 2007 2007 - 2010
90 to 180 HP 5.1 to 7.8 l/100km
25 Skoda Superb 2010 2010 - 2013 Price 7000 to 7000 $
125 to 260 HP 5.9 to 10.2 l/100km
26 Volvo V70 2007 2007 - 2011 Price 6000 to 7500 $
114 to 304 HP 4.3 to 11.3 l/100km
27 BMW 3 series 2008 2008 - 2012 Price 6500 to 7000 $
122 to 306 HP 4.8 to 9.8 l/100km
28 BMW 5 series 2007 2007 - 2010 Price ~ 9500 $
163 to 367 HP 5.3 to 11 l/100km
29 Volvo V60 2013 2013 - 2018 Price 10 000 to 10 500 $
115 to 367 HP 3.8 to 10.2 l/100km
30 Mercedes E class 2009 2009 - 2013 Price 10 000 to 13 000 $
136 to 525 HP 5.7 to 12.8 l/100km
31 Mercedes C class 2007 2007 - 2011 Price ~ 6500 $
136 to 272 HP 5.9 to 9.9 l/100km
32 Honda Civic 2014 2014 - 2017 Price ~ 9000 $
120 to 142 HP 3.8 to 6.5 l/100km
33 Opel Insignia 2009 2009 - 2013 Price 4900 to 7500 $
115 to 325 HP 5.7 to 11.4 l/100km
34 Seat Leon 2013 2013 - 2017 Price ~ 9500 $
86 to 180 HP 3.9 to 5.9 l/100km
35 BMW 3 series 2012 2012 - 2015 Price 9500 to 13 000 $
116 to 313 HP 4.3 to 8.1 l/100km
36 Seat Exeo 2009 2009 - 2012 Price 5500 to 6000 $
102 to 211 HP 5.7 to 9.6 l/100km
37 Volvo XC70 2007 2007 - 2011 Price 9500 to 10 500 $
185 to 285 HP 7.3 to 11.5 l/100km
38 Skoda Fabia 2008 2008 - 2010
60 to 105 HP 4.8 to 7.5 l/100km
39 Honda Accord 2011 2011 - 2012 Price 7500 to 8000 $
150 to 201 HP 5.5 to 8.7 l/100km
40 Skoda Fabia 2010 2010 - 2015 Price 3200 to 4800 $
60 to 180 HP 3.8 to 6.2 l/100km
41 Skoda Superb 2013 2013 - 2015 Price ~ 9000 $
140 to 260 HP 4.6 to 9.3 l/100km
42 Volvo XC70 2010 2010 - 2013 Price 9000 to 15 000 $
163 to 304 HP 5.5 to 10.6 l/100km
43 Skoda Octavia 2009 2009 - 2013 Price 4600 to 5500 $
80 to 160 HP 4.5 to 7.8 l/100km
44 Volvo V70 2013 2013 - 2016 Price 9500 to 10 000 $
115 to 304 HP 4.2 to 10.2 l/100km
45 Skoda Roomster 2010 2010 - 2015 Price 2800 to 4700 $
69 to 105 HP 4.5 to 6.4 l/100km
46 Skoda Octavia 2013 2013 - 2017 Price 8500 to 9000 $
105 to 220 HP 3.8 to 6.7 l/100km
47 Skoda Roomster 2006 2006 - 2010
65 to 105 HP 5.1 to 7.9 l/100km
48 Seat Exeo 2012 2012 - Price ~ 6000 $
120 to 210 HP 5 to 7.7 l/100km
49 Honda Accord 2008 2008 - 2011 Price ~ 6000 $
150 to 201 HP 5.8 to 9 l/100km
50 Volvo V70 2011 2011 - 2013 Price 7500 to 9000 $
115 to 304 HP 4.5 to 10.2 l/100km
51 Peugeot 308 2014 2014 - 2017 Price ~ 7500 $
92 to 205 HP 3.5 to 5.6 l/100km
52 Opel Insignia 2013 2013 - 2017 Price 7500 to 9000 $
120 to 250 HP 3.9 to 8.7 l/100km
53 Renault Laguna 2013 2013 -
110 to 175 HP 4.3 to 5.7 l/100km
54 Renault Laguna 2010 2010 - 2013 Price 3400 to 5500 $
110 to 180 HP 5.2 to 8.7 l/100km
55 Hyundai i30 2008 2008 - 2010
90 to 143 HP 4.9 to 7.6 l/100km
56 BMW 5 series 2010 2010 - 2013 Price 10 500 to 14 000 $
184 to 408 HP 5.1 to 10.7 l/100km
57 Volvo V50 2007 2007 - 2012 Price 4400 to 5000 $
100 to 230 HP 5 to 10.1 l/100km
58 Seat Ibiza 2010 2010 - 2012 Price 4700 to 4900 $
60 to 105 HP 3.4 to 5.9 l/100km
59 Hyundai i30 2010 2010 - 2012 Price 3600 to 3900 $
90 to 126 HP 4.5 to 6.9 l/100km
60 Volvo XC70 2013 2013 - 2016 Price 13 000 to 15 000 $
163 to 304 HP 4.5 to 10.6 l/100km
61 Volkswagen Passat 2014 2014 - 2019 Price ~ 9000 $
120 to 240 HP 4 to 6.3 l/100km
62 Volkswagen Passat 2005 2005 - 2010
102 to 250 HP 5.8 to 10.1 l/100km
63 Ford Focus 2014 2014 - 2018 Price ~ 5500 $
85 to 250 HP 3.4 to 6.8 l/100km
64 Seat Ibiza 2012 2012 - 2015 Price 3900 to 5000 $
60 to 150 HP 3.4 to 5.9 l/100km
65 Ford Focus 2011 2011 - 2014 Price 4600 to 6000 $
95 to 250 HP 4.5 to 7.2 l/100km
66 Volkswagen Passat 2010 2010 - 2014 Price 4400 to 7000 $
105 to 300 HP 4.3 to 9.3 l/100km
67 Hyundai i30 2012 2012 - 2015 Price 6500 to 6500 $
90 to 135 HP 4.1 to 6.9 l/100km
68 Ford Mondeo 2007 2007 - 2010
125 to 220 HP 5.8 to 9.3 l/100km
69 Renault Clio 2013 2013 - Price ~ 7000 $
90 to 90 HP 3.2 to 4.5 l/100km
70 Kia Ceed 2009 2009 - 2012 Price 3900 to 4300 $
90 to 143 HP 4.5 to 7.6 l/100km
71 Peugeot 308 2011 2011 - 2013 Price 3900 to 4300 $
92 to 163 HP 4.3 to 7.2 l/100km
72 Renault Megane 2013 2013 - 2016 Price 4400 to 4800 $
95 to 220 HP 3.5 to 7.3 l/100km
73 Ford Focus 2008 2008 - 2011 Price ~ 3100 $
80 to 145 HP 4.5 to 8 l/100km
74 Kia Ceed 2012 2012 - 2015 Price 4400 to 7500 $
90 to 135 HP 4.2 to 6.6 l/100km
75 Peugeot 308 2008 2008 - 2011 Price ~ 3000 $
95 to 175 HP 5.1 to 8.2 l/100km
76 Renault Laguna 2007 2007 - 2010
130 to 205 HP 6.1 to 8.9 l/100km
77 Renault Megane 2009 2009 - 2012 Price 3300 to 5500 $
90 to 180 HP 4.2 to 7.6 l/100km
78 Peugeot 407 2008 2008 - 2011 Price ~ 2800 $
110 to 211 HP 5.6 to 9.9 l/100km
79 Chevrolet Cruze 2012 2012 - 2015 Price 6000 to 6000 $
124 to 141 HP 5.9 to 6.7 l/100km
80 Citroen Berlingo 2012 2012 - 2015 Price 4900 to 5000 $
75 to 120 HP 4.4 to 7.3 l/100km
81 Citroen C5 2010 2010 - Price 4600 to 6000 $
120 to 204 HP 6.1 to 8.5 l/100km
82 Citroen Berlingo 2008 2008 - 2012 Price 4700 to 5000 $
75 to 120 HP 5.6 to 8.2 l/100km
83 Citroen C5 2008 2008 - 2010 Price 3100 to 4400 $
110 to 215 HP 5.7 to 10.6 l/100km
84 Ford Mondeo 2010 2010 - 2014 Price 4100 to 6000 $
115 to 240 HP 5.3 to 7.9 l/100km
85 Hyundai i40 2011 2011 - 2015 Price 6500 to 7000 $
116 to 177 HP 4.3 to 7.5 l/100km
86 Ford Mondeo 2014 2014 - 2018 Price ~ 7000 $
115 to 240 HP 3.8 to 7.5 l/100km
87 Renault Megane 2012 2012 - 2013 Price 5500 to 6000 $
90 to 220 HP 3.5 to 7.7 l/100km
88 BMW 5 series 2013 2013 - 2017 Price 14 500 to 16 500 $
143 to 450 HP 4.8 to 8.8 l/100km
89 Renault Clio 2009 2009 - 2013 Price ~ 3300 $
75 to 128 HP 4.7 to 7.5 l/100km
90 Peugeot 207 2009 2009 - 2013 Price 3200 to 3900 $
75 to 120 HP 4.5 to 7.1 l/100km
91 Alfa Romeo 159 2008 2008 - 2012 Price ~ 4700 $
120 to 260 HP 6 to 12.2 l/100km
92 Dacia Logan 2013 2013 - 2016 Price 4400 to 6500 $
75 to 90 HP 3.5 to 5.9 l/100km
93 Dacia Logan 2008 2008 - 2013
75 to 105 HP 7.5 to 7.8 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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