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 Toyota Corolla Verso 2002 2002 - 2004 Price 1300 to 1900 €
90 to 135 HP 6.2 to 8.2 l/100km
2 Toyota Corolla Verso 2004 2004 - 2007 Price 1800 to 2800 €
110 to 177 HP 6.2 to 7.7 l/100km
3 Toyota Picnic 1996 1996 - 2001
90 to 128 HP 7.7 to 9.5 l/100km
4 Volkswagen Golf Plus 2005 2005 - 2009 Price 2400 to 3800 €
75 to 170 HP 5.4 to 8.6 l/100km
5 Volkswagen Golf Plus 2009 2009 - Price ~ 5000 €
80 to 160 HP 4.7 to 7.6 l/100km
6 Opel Agila 2003 2003 - 2008 Price 1200 to 1500 €
60 to 80 HP 5.2 to 6.3 l/100km
7 Mazda Premacy 1999 1999 - 2001 Price ~ 700 €
90 to 115 HP 5.7 to 9.2 l/100km
8 Toyota Corolla Verso 2007 2007 - 2009 Price 2500 to 3700 €
126 to 177 HP 5.4 to 6.9 l/100km
9 Mitsubishi Space Wagon 1991 1991 - 2000 Price ~ 800 €
75 to 133 HP 7.9 to 10.8 l/100km
10 Opel Agila 2000 2000 - 2003 Price 1300 to 1700 €
58 to 75 HP 6.3 to 6.5 l/100km
11 Mercedes B class 2005 2005 - 2008 Price 1900 to 2600 €
95 to 193 HP 5.6 to 8.1 l/100km
12 Ford C-Max 2007 2007 - 2010 Price 1700 to 2800 €
90 to 145 HP 4.8 to 8.1 l/100km
13 Mitsubishi Space Wagon 1998 1998 - 2004 Price 600 to 800 €
136 to 215 HP 9.2 to 11.2 l/100km
14 Toyota Verso 2009 2009 - 2013 Price ~ 5500 €
126 to 177 HP 5.6 to 7 l/100km
15 Ford C-Max 2003 2003 - 2007 Price 1400 to 2000 €
90 to 145 HP 4.9 to 8.3 l/100km
16 Opel Agila 2008 2008 - 2015 Price 2100 to 2500 €
65 to 94 HP 4.5 to 5.9 l/100km
17 Volkswagen Touran 2006 2006 - 2010 Price 2200 to 4100 €
90 to 170 HP 5.9 to 8.6 l/100km
18 Mercedes B class 2008 2008 - 2011 Price 3300 to 4200 €
95 to 193 HP 5.2 to 8.1 l/100km
19 Volkswagen Caddy 2004 2004 - 2010 Price 1800 to 5500 €
69 to 109 HP 6 to 8.3 l/100km
20 Opel Meriva 2003 2003 - 2005 Price 1200 to 1400 €
70 to 125 HP 5 to 7.9 l/100km
21 Seat Altea 2004 2004 - 2009 Price 1800 to 3300 €
85 to 200 HP 5.4 to 8.4 l/100km
22 Seat Altea 2006 2006 - 2009 Price ~ 3200 €
85 to 170 HP 5.4 to 8.4 l/100km
23 Seat Altea 2009 2009 - 2015 Price ~ 3500 €
85 to 211 HP 5.4 to 7.5 l/100km
24 Seat Altea 2007 2007 - 2009
140 to 200 HP 6.1 to 9.4 l/100km
25 Opel Zafira 2003 2003 - 2005 Price 1000 to 1400 €
101 to 200 HP 6.3 to 10.1 l/100km
26 Mazda Premacy 2001 2001 - 2005 Price ~ 800 €
100 to 131 HP 6.4 to 9.4 l/100km
27 Hyundai Matrix 2001 2001 - 2008 Price 1000 to 1100 €
82 to 123 HP 5.4 to 9.1 l/100km
28 Opel Zafira 2005 2005 - 2008 Price 1600 to 2100 €
94 to 240 HP 5.2 to 9.6 l/100km
29 Renault Scenic 2009 2009 - 2012 Price ~ 2700 €
110 to 160 HP 4.5 to 7.7 l/100km
30 Opel Meriva 2005 2005 - 2010 Price 1300 to 2900 €
70 to 180 HP 5 to 7.9 l/100km
31 Hyundai Matrix 2008 2008 - 2010 Price ~ 1400 €
102 to 103 HP 5.4 to 8 l/100km
32 Mazda 5 2005 2005 - 2008 Price 1300 to 1800 €
110 to 145 HP 6.3 to 8.2 l/100km
33 Volkswagen Sharan 2000 2000 - 2010 Price 1300 to 4300 €
90 to 204 HP 6.2 to 11.9 l/100km
34 Renault Modus 2008 2008 - 2012 Price ~ 2600 €
68 to 112 HP 4.5 to 7.6 l/100km
35 Renault Espace 1997 1997 - 2000 Price 700 to 800 €
98 to 194 HP 6.6 to 13.7 l/100km
36 Renault Modus 2004 2004 - 2008 Price 1900 to 2600 €
65 to 113 HP 4.5 to 7.5 l/100km
37 Volkswagen Touran 2003 2003 - 2006 Price 1600 to 2200 €
90 to 170 HP 5.9 to 9.5 l/100km
38 Opel Zafira 2008 2008 - 2011 Price 2000 to 3100 €
110 to 240 HP 5.7 to 9.6 l/100km
39 Ford S-Max 2006 2006 - 2010 Price 2800 to 4900 €
100 to 220 HP 6.2 to 9.7 l/100km
40 Renault Espace 2000 2000 - 2002 Price 1200 to 1300 €
98 to 190 HP 6.6 to 11.6 l/100km
41 Citroen Xsara Picasso 2004 2004 - 2011 Price 1300 to 2200 €
90 to 137 HP 4.9 to 8.7 l/100km
42 Citroen C3 Picasso 2008 2008 - 2013 Price ~ 3100 €
90 to 120 HP 4.2 to 6.4 l/100km
43 Opel Zafira 1999 1999 - 2003 Price ~ 900 €
82 to 192 HP 6.6 to 10.1 l/100km
44 Nissan Serena 1992 1992 - 2001
67 to 140 HP 8.3 to 11.1 l/100km
45 Renault Scenic 2006 2006 - 2009 Price 1400 to 1900 €
85 to 165 HP 5.1 to 8.6 l/100km
46 Citroen C4 Picasso 2007 2007 - 2010 Price 1900 to 3100 €
110 to 143 HP 5.7 to 8.9 l/100km
47 Peugeot 5008 2009 2009 - 2013
110 to 163 HP 5.2 to 7.9 l/100km
48 Peugeot 1007 2005 2005 - 2009 Price 1700 to 2100 €
68 to 110 HP 4.4 to 6.9 l/100km
49 Renault Scenic 2003 2003 - 2006 Price 1200 to 1300 €
80 to 163 HP 5 to 8.6 l/100km
50 Seat Alhambra 2000 2000 - 2010 Price 1300 to 4600 €
115 to 204 HP 6.2 to 11.9 l/100km
51 Renault Scenic 2001 2001 - 2003 Price 900 to 1100 €
80 to 140 HP 5.7 to 8.5 l/100km
52 Ford Galaxy 2006 2006 - 2010 Price 3200 to 5000 €
130 to 161 HP 6.5 to 8.2 l/100km
53 Volkswagen Sharan 1997 1997 - 2000 Price ~ 1000 €
90 to 174 HP 6.5 to 13.6 l/100km
54 Mazda 5 2008 2008 - 2010 Price 3100 to 3500 €
110 to 146 HP 6.1 to 8.3 l/100km
55 Ford Galaxy 1995 1995 - 2000 Price 800 to 1000 €
90 to 174 HP 6.5 to 13.8 l/100km
56 Renault Espace 2002 2002 - 2006 Price 1200 to 2000 €
120 to 245 HP 6.8 to 12.2 l/100km
57 Ford Galaxy 2003 2003 - 2006 Price 1500 to 2600 €
90 to 204 HP 6.2 to 11.9 l/100km
58 Fiat Doblo 2001 2001 - 2005
63 to 105 HP 5.5 to 8.6 l/100km
59 Chrysler Voyager 2004 2004 - 2007 Price 1600 to 2300 €
140 to 180 HP 7.7 to 12.7 l/100km
60 Chrysler Voyager 2001 2001 - 2004 Price 1100 to 1700 €
140 to 180 HP 7.7 to 12.7 l/100km
61 Seat Alhambra 1996 1996 - 2000 Price ~ 2100 €
90 to 150 HP 6.4 to 11.5 l/100km
62 Nissan Serena 2000 2000 - 2005 Price 1400 to 1500 €
145 to 150 HP 7.8 to 8.3 l/100km
63 Chrysler Voyager 1991 1991 - 1995 Price ~ 800 €
99 to 163 HP 6.7 to 13 l/100km
64 Renault Kangoo 2005 2005 - 2008 Price ~ 1500 €
61 to 95 HP 5.3 to 8.7 l/100km
65 Renault Kangoo 2003 2003 - 2005 Price ~ 1600 €
55 to 95 HP 5.3 to 8.6 l/100km
66 Chrysler Voyager 1996 1996 - 2001 Price 700 to 900 €
114 to 166 HP 9.2 to 13.6 l/100km
67 Fiat Doblo 2005 2005 - 2010 Price 1600 to 3300 €
77 to 120 HP 5.5 to 9 l/100km
68 Ford Galaxy 2000 2000 - 2003 Price 1100 to 1500 €
90 to 204 HP 6.2 to 11.9 l/100km
69 Renault Kangoo 2008 2008 - 2013 Price 2100 to 2500 €
70 to 110 HP 5.2 to 8.1 l/100km
70 Renault Espace 2006 2006 - 2010 Price 1900 to 3500 €
120 to 245 HP 6.8 to 12 l/100km
71 Kia Carnival 2006 2006 - 2010 Price 1900 to 3100 €
185 to 189 HP 7.8 to 10.9 l/100km
72 Kia Carnival 2001 2001 - 2006 Price 1100 to 1300 €
130 to 150 HP 8.2 to 12.4 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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