Most reliable 15 year old used sedans

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 2003 - 2006 Price 2400 to 3000 $
138 to 245 HP 7.5 to 11.7 l/100km
2 Volkswagen Phaeton 2002 2002 - 2010 Price 3100 to 7000 $
224 to 450 HP 9.6 to 15.6 l/100km
3 Subaru Impreza 1993 1993 - 1997 Price 5500 to 5500 $
90 to 211 HP 8 to 9.3 l/100km
4 Toyota Corolla 2000 2000 - 2002 Price ~ 1900 $
69 to 136 HP 6.5 to 7.8 l/100km
5 Subaru Legacy 2001 2001 - 2003
125 to 220 HP 9.1 to 9.8 l/100km
6 Toyota Corolla 2004 2004 - 2007 Price 2200 to 4400 $
90 to 131 HP 4.8 to 7.8 l/100km
7 Toyota Corolla 2007 2007 - 2010 Price 4100 to 4200 $
90 to 126 HP 4.9 to 6.9 l/100km
8 Toyota Corolla 1997 1997 - 2000
72 to 110 HP 6.3 to 8.7 l/100km
9 Toyota Corolla 2003 2003 - 2004 Price ~ 1800 $
90 to 131 HP 5.7 to 7.8 l/100km
10 Subaru Legacy 1999 1999 - 2002 Price ~ 1200 $
125 to 156 HP 9.3 to 9.8 l/100km
11 Subaru Legacy 1997 1997 - 1999 Price 1000 to 1200 $
116 to 150 HP 8.9 to 10.3 l/100km
12 Toyota Avensis 2003 2003 - 2006 Price 2200 to 2900 $
110 to 177 HP 5.8 to 9.5 l/100km
13 Subaru Impreza 1997 1997 - 1998 Price ~ 3300 $
90 to 211 HP 8.5 to 10.2 l/100km
14 SAAB 9-3 2007 2007 - 2010 Price 2400 to 4800 $
120 to 255 HP 5.4 to 10.8 l/100km
15 Mazda 3 2009 2009 - 2011 Price ~ 2800 $
105 to 185 HP 4.4 to 8.1 l/100km
16 SAAB 9-3 2002 2002 - 2007 Price 1300 to 2400 $
120 to 210 HP 5.8 to 9.5 l/100km
17 Mercedes E class 1993 1993 - 1995
75 to 381 HP 6.7 to 13 l/100km
18 Toyota Avensis 2000 2000 - 2003 Price 1200 to 1600 $
110 to 150 HP 5.9 to 8.6 l/100km
19 Volvo 940 1996 1996 - 1997 Price ~ 3100 $
135 to 165 HP 9.9 to 9.9 l/100km
20 Honda Accord 1998 1998 - 2001 Price 1000 to 1100 $
115 to 212 HP 8.2 to 9.6 l/100km
21 Toyota Avensis 2009 2009 - 2012 Price ~ 5500 $
126 to 177 HP 5.4 to 7 l/100km
22 Subaru Impreza 1998 1998 - 2000 Price 5000 to 6000 $
95 to 218 HP 8.3 to 10.1 l/100km
23 Volkswagen Polo 1996 1996 - 1999 Price ~ 650 $
60 to 100 HP 4.9 to 9 l/100km
24 Suzuki Baleno 1998 1998 - 2001
75 to 121 HP 6.6 to 9.2 l/100km
25 Audi A8 2002 2002 - 2007 Price 4400 to 7500 $
220 to 450 HP 8.4 to 14.7 l/100km
26 Audi A4 2007 2007 - 2011 Price 3900 to 7000 $
120 to 265 HP 5.1 to 9.3 l/100km
27 SAAB 9-5 1997 1997 - 2001 Price 900 to 1300 $
150 to 230 HP 9.2 to 11.1 l/100km
28 Volvo 940 1990 1990 - 1996 Price ~ 1900 $
82 to 165 HP 7.5 to 10.3 l/100km
29 Mercedes S class 1993 1993 - 1998 Price ~ 10 000 $
150 to 394 HP 9.7 to 15.4 l/100km
30 Audi A8 2007 2007 - 2010 Price 7500 to 10 000 $
210 to 450 HP 8.3 to 14.7 l/100km
31 Mercedes S class 1998 1998 - 2002 Price ~ 3900 $
197 to 367 HP 8.9 to 13.4 l/100km
32 Subaru Impreza 2003 2003 - 2005 Price 2800 to 4400 $
95 to 265 HP 8.2 to 11.1 l/100km
33 Subaru Impreza 2000 2000 - 2003
95 to 265 HP 8.9 to 12.1 l/100km
34 Nissan Almera 2000 2000 - 2002 Price 900 to 1000 $
90 to 114 HP 5.7 to 7.8 l/100km
35 Audi A4 2001 2001 - 2004 Price 1800 to 2600 $
100 to 220 HP 5.4 to 10.8 l/100km
36 Audi A4 1999 1999 - 2001 Price ~ 1900 $
90 to 193 HP 5.3 to 10.9 l/100km
37 Audi A4 2004 2004 - 2007 Price 2900 to 4400 $
102 to 256 HP 5.2 to 10.7 l/100km
38 Toyota Avensis 2006 2006 - 2009 Price 3300 to 3700 $
110 to 177 HP 5.5 to 9.5 l/100km
39 Nissan Almera 2006 2006 - 2012 Price ~ 1400 $
107 to 107 HP 6.8 to 7.6 l/100km
40 SAAB 9-5 2001 2001 - 2005 Price 1100 to 1700 $
120 to 250 HP 6.6 to 11.1 l/100km
41 Nissan Almera 2002 2002 - 2007
82 to 136 HP 4.8 to 7.8 l/100km
42 Honda Civic 1996 1996 - 2001 Price ~ 900 $
90 to 160 HP 6.8 to 8.4 l/100km
43 Honda Civic 2001 2001 - 2005 Price 1000 to 1300 $
90 to 129 HP 6.4 to 7.5 l/100km
44 BMW 7 series 2008 2008 - 2012 Price 10 000 to 12 000 $
245 to 544 HP 7 to 12.9 l/100km
45 Mazda 6 2007 2007 - 2010 Price 1900 to 3700 $
120 to 272 HP 5.6 to 11 l/100km
46 Honda Accord 2001 2001 - 2003 Price ~ 1100 $
136 to 212 HP 8.6 to 9.6 l/100km
47 Ford Focus 1998 1998 - 2001 Price ~ 900 $
75 to 131 HP 5.4 to 9.4 l/100km
48 BMW 5 series 1988 1988 - 1995
113 to 286 HP 7 to 12 l/100km
49 Nissan Primera 1995 1995 - 2002 Price 800 to 1000 $
90 to 140 HP 6.5 to 8.5 l/100km
50 Mazda 626 1995 1995 - 1998 Price ~ 800 $
76 to 117 HP 6.8 to 8.3 l/100km
51 Mazda 3 2003 2003 - 2006 Price 1100 to 1200 $
105 to 150 HP 5 to 8.2 l/100km
52 Mazda 626 1999 1999 - 2002
100 to 167 HP 5.2 to 8.9 l/100km
53 Volvo 850 1992 1992 - 1994
140 to 226 HP 9.1 to 9.7 l/100km
54 Mazda 6 2005 2005 - 2007 Price 1200 to 1700 $
120 to 260 HP 6 to 10.2 l/100km
55 BMW 7 series 2005 2005 - 2008 Price 6000 to 8500 $
231 to 445 HP 8.2 to 14 l/100km
56 Volvo S60 2000 2000 - 2004 Price 1400 to 2000 $
130 to 300 HP 6.5 to 13 l/100km
57 BMW 3 series 2005 2005 - 2008 Price 4600 to 6500 $
122 to 306 HP 4.7 to 10 l/100km
58 Honda Accord 2003 2003 - 2005 Price 1900 to 2300 $
140 to 190 HP 5.4 to 9.4 l/100km
59 Skoda Superb 2008 2008 - 2013 Price ~ 6000 $
105 to 260 HP 5.7 to 7.6 l/100km
60 Mercedes S class 2002 2002 - 2005 Price 2400 to 5500 $
204 to 500 HP 7.7 to 14.8 l/100km
61 Mazda 626 1997 1997 - 1999 Price 800 to 900 $
90 to 115 HP 5.2 to 8.5 l/100km
62 Volvo S40 2004 2004 - 2007 Price 2300 to 3700 $
100 to 220 HP 4.9 to 10 l/100km
63 Audi A8 1994 1994 - 1999 Price 1400 to 2600 $
150 to 300 HP 7.3 to 13.3 l/100km
64 BMW 3 series 2008 2008 - 2012 Price 6000 to 7000 $
122 to 306 HP 4.7 to 9.7 l/100km
65 Audi A6 2004 2004 - 2008 Price 3300 to 5500 $
140 to 335 HP 6 to 12.2 l/100km
66 BMW 5 series 2007 2007 - 2010 Price 6500 to 8500 $
163 to 367 HP 5.1 to 11.4 l/100km
67 Mercedes E class 2009 2009 - 2013 Price ~ 9000 $
136 to 525 HP 5.1 to 11.4 l/100km
68 Mitsubishi Carisma 1995 1995 - 2003 Price 800 to 900 $
82 to 140 HP 5.4 to 8.4 l/100km
69 Volkswagen Passat 2000 2000 - 2005 Price 1200 to 2100 $
100 to 275 HP 5.4 to 13 l/100km
70 Volvo S40 2002 2002 - 2004 Price 1000 to 2000 $
102 to 200 HP 5.4 to 10 l/100km
71 Honda Accord 2005 2005 - 2007 Price 2000 to 3100 $
140 to 190 HP 5.4 to 9.4 l/100km
72 Mercedes C class 2007 2007 - 2011 Price 6000 to 7000 $
136 to 457 HP 5.7 to 13.4 l/100km
73 Opel Insignia 2008 2008 - 2013 Price 4200 to 5500 $
110 to 325 HP 4.7 to 11.6 l/100km
74 Ford Mondeo 2003 2003 - 2005 Price 900 to 1100 $
90 to 226 HP 5.7 to 10.7 l/100km
75 BMW 7 series 1994 1994 - 1998 Price 3400 to 3600 $
143 to 326 HP 7.9 to 14 l/100km
76 Seat Toledo 1999 1999 - 2004 Price 1100 to 1900 $
90 to 180 HP 5 to 9.3 l/100km
77 Skoda Fabia 2001 2001 - 2004
64 to 115 HP 4.5 to 7.8 l/100km
78 Volvo S80 1998 1998 - 2003 Price 1100 to 1700 $
130 to 272 HP 6.4 to 13 l/100km
79 Skoda Superb 2002 2002 - 2006 Price 1700 to 2300 $
101 to 193 HP 5.5 to 10.9 l/100km
80 Mercedes E class 1995 1995 - 1999 Price 1200 to 2200 $
95 to 354 HP 6.6 to 12.7 l/100km
81 Mitsubishi Galant 2004 2004 - 2012
158 to 258 HP 9.5 to 10.3 l/100km
82 Seat Exeo 2009 2009 - 2012
102 to 102 HP 7.5 to 7.5 l/100km
83 Mazda 6 2002 2002 - 2005 Price 650 to 1100 $
120 to 166 HP 6.5 to 8.9 l/100km
84 Ford Mondeo 2005 2005 - 2007 Price 1200 to 1900 $
90 to 226 HP 5.7 to 10.7 l/100km
85 Seat Cordoba 1999 1999 - 2003 Price 800 to 900 $
60 to 110 HP 4.9 to 8.4 l/100km
86 Mitsubishi Galant 1996 1996 - 2004 Price ~ 2100 $
90 to 280 HP 7 to 11.8 l/100km
87 Volvo 850 1994 1994 - 1997 Price ~ 1700 $
126 to 250 HP 6.6 to 11.1 l/100km
88 BMW 7 series 2001 2001 - 2005 Price 3800 to 6000 $
218 to 445 HP 8.5 to 14 l/100km
89 Audi A6 2008 2008 - 2011 Price 5500 to 8000 $
136 to 350 HP 5.3 to 11 l/100km
90 Ford Focus 2001 2001 - 2005 Price 900 to 1100 $
75 to 130 HP 5.1 to 9.4 l/100km
91 Audi A6 2001 2001 - 2004 Price 1800 to 3700 $
130 to 300 HP 5.7 to 13 l/100km
92 Ford Mondeo 2000 2000 - 2003 Price 1000 to 2400 $
90 to 226 HP 5.7 to 10.7 l/100km
93 Honda Civic 2008 2008 - 2012 Price 3200 to 3300 $
95 to 140 HP 4.6 to 7.1 l/100km
94 Honda Civic 2006 2006 - 2011 Price 1900 to 3700 $
95 to 140 HP 4.6 to 9.8 l/100km
95 Seat Cordoba 1996 1996 - 1999
60 to 116 HP 4.9 to 9.2 l/100km
96 Suzuki SX4 2007 2007 - 2010 Price ~ 2600 $
108 to 152 HP 6.3 to 7.6 l/100km
97 Honda Accord 2007 2007 - 2011 Price 2800 to 5000 $
150 to 268 HP 5.6 to 8.8 l/100km
98 Mazda 3 2006 2006 - 2009 Price 1200 to 2900 $
84 to 260 HP 4.7 to 9.7 l/100km
99 Audi 100 1990 1990 - 1994
82 to 280 HP 6.3 to 11.6 l/100km
100 Mercedes E class 2002 2002 - 2006 Price 2600 to 4800 $
122 to 476 HP 5.9 to 12.9 l/100km
101 Seat Cordoba 1994 1994 - 1996
60 to 129 HP 5.9 to 8.5 l/100km
102 Nissan Primera 2002 2002 - 2004 Price 900 to 1400 $
109 to 140 HP 5.7 to 8.8 l/100km
103 Mercedes S class 2005 2005 - 2009 Price 5500 to 9500 $
235 to 612 HP 8.3 to 15 l/100km
104 BMW 5 series 2000 2000 - 2004 Price 1900 to 4200 $
136 to 286 HP 5.9 to 12.2 l/100km
105 Volvo S40 1995 1995 - 2002 Price 800 to 1000 $
90 to 200 HP 5.4 to 10 l/100km
106 BMW 5 series 2003 2003 - 2007 Price 4100 to 7500 $
163 to 367 HP 5.9 to 11 l/100km
107 Mercedes C class 2000 2000 - 2004 Price 1600 to 2200 $
115 to 354 HP 6.1 to 11.5 l/100km
108 Ford Focus 2005 2005 - 2008 Price 1200 to 1600 $
80 to 145 HP 4.7 to 8 l/100km
109 Audi A4 1995 1995 - 1999 Price 900 to 1200 $
75 to 193 HP 5.3 to 10.9 l/100km
110 Volvo S60 2004 2004 - 2009 Price 2100 to 4800 $
126 to 300 HP 6.4 to 13 l/100km
111 Peugeot 306 1999 1999 - 2001
70 to 112 HP 5.2 to 8.3 l/100km
112 Mercedes E class 2006 2006 - 2009 Price 5000 to 6000 $
136 to 514 HP 6.3 to 14.3 l/100km
113 Volvo S40 2007 2007 - 2012 Price 3600 to 4700 $
100 to 230 HP 3.8 to 10 l/100km
114 Skoda Superb 2006 2006 - 2008 Price 2200 to 2400 $
105 to 193 HP 5.8 to 10.4 l/100km
115 Volvo S80 2003 2003 - 2006 Price 1800 to 3700 $
130 to 272 HP 6.5 to 13 l/100km
116 BMW 7 series 1998 1998 - 2001 Price 3000 to 4600 $
143 to 326 HP 8.2 to 15 l/100km
117 Mercedes C class 2004 2004 - 2007 Price 2000 to 6000 $
122 to 367 HP 6.1 to 11.9 l/100km
118 BMW 5 series 1995 1995 - 2000 Price ~ 2400 $
115 to 286 HP 5.9 to 12.2 l/100km
119 Audi A6 1994 1994 - 1997 Price ~ 1800 $
90 to 193 HP 6.4 to 12.3 l/100km
120 Audi A8 1999 1999 - 2002 Price 2900 to 3300 $
150 to 420 HP 7.2 to 14.6 l/100km
121 Audi 80 1990 1990 - 1995 Price 1000 to 1100 $
70 to 174 HP 5.2 to 10.3 l/100km
122 Hyundai Elantra 1995 1995 - 2000
90 to 139 HP 8.7 to 11.1 l/100km
123 Seat Cordoba 2003 2003 - 2006 Price ~ 1200 $
64 to 130 HP 4.7 to 7.7 l/100km
124 Volkswagen Passat 2005 2005 - 2010 Price 2000 to 2900 $
102 to 250 HP 5.6 to 9.8 l/100km
125 Audi A6 1997 1997 - 2001 Price 1200 to 1800 $
110 to 300 HP 5.6 to 13 l/100km
126 Skoda Fabia 2004 2004 - 2006 Price ~ 1300 $
64 to 115 HP 4.7 to 7.8 l/100km
127 Ford Scorpio 1992 1992 - 1994
92 to 194 HP 7.1 to 11.2 l/100km
128 Opel Omega 1999 1999 - 2003 Price 1000 to 1400 $
100 to 310 HP 6.6 to 14 l/100km
129 Hyundai Elantra 2000 2000 - 2003
107 to 141 HP 6.4 to 8.8 l/100km
130 Hyundai Lantra 1995 1995 - 1998
68 to 139 HP 6.4 to 9.9 l/100km
131 Ford Mondeo 2007 2007 - 2010 Price 2000 to 3900 $
125 to 220 HP 5.8 to 9.3 l/100km
132 Ford Scorpio 1997 1997 - 1998
115 to 207 HP 8.3 to 12.6 l/100km
133 Opel Omega 1994 1994 - 1997 Price 900 to 1000 $
116 to 211 HP 7.4 to 9.7 l/100km
134 Ford Scorpio 1994 1994 - 1997 Price ~ 800 $
115 to 207 HP 8.3 to 12.6 l/100km
135 BMW 3 series 2001 2001 - 2005 Price 2100 to 3900 $
105 to 231 HP 5.5 to 11 l/100km
136 Renault Megane 1999 1999 - 2003 Price ~ 800 $
65 to 115 HP 5.2 to 7.7 l/100km
137 Mercedes E class 1999 1999 - 2002 Price 2000 to 3100 $
115 to 354 HP 6.2 to 12.3 l/100km
138 Volkswagen Passat CC 2008 2008 - 2012 Price ~ 6500 $
140 to 300 HP 5.8 to 10.1 l/100km
139 Hyundai Lantra 1998 1998 - 2000 Price 900 to 1000 $
68 to 139 HP 6.4 to 9.7 l/100km
140 Volvo S70 1996 1996 - 2000 Price 1200 to 1300 $
126 to 250 HP 6.3 to 11.7 l/100km
141 Seat Cordoba 2006 2006 - 2009 Price 1300 to 2000 $
70 to 105 HP 4.6 to 7.5 l/100km
142 Ford Focus 2008 2008 - 2010 Price ~ 2000 $
80 to 145 HP 4.5 to 8 l/100km
143 Mercedes S class 2009 2009 - 2013 Price ~ 14 000 $
235 to 525 HP 7.6 to 14.4 l/100km
144 Peugeot 407 2004 2004 - 2008 Price 1300 to 2100 $
109 to 211 HP 5.5 to 9.8 l/100km
145 Kia RIO 2003 2003 - 2005 Price 1300 to 1900 $
82 to 108 HP 6.7 to 8.3 l/100km
146 Kia RIO 1999 1999 - 2003
75 to 108 HP 7.2 to 8.7 l/100km
147 Peugeot 407 2008 2008 - 2011 Price 2200 to 2800 $
110 to 211 HP 5.3 to 9.8 l/100km
148 BMW 3 series 1991 1991 - 1998 Price 2400 to 3100 $
90 to 193 HP 6.5 to 10 l/100km
149 Hyundai Elantra 2003 2003 - 2006 Price ~ 1400 $
105 to 143 HP 6.4 to 8.8 l/100km
150 BMW 3 series 1998 1998 - 2001 Price 2000 to 2100 $
105 to 231 HP 5.7 to 10 l/100km
151 Opel Omega 1989 1989 - 1994
73 to 377 HP 6.9 to 11 l/100km
152 Hyundai Accent 1999 1999 - 2004 Price 1000 to 1200 $
75 to 102 HP 6.1 to 7.8 l/100km
153 Kia Sephia 1993 1993 - 1995
82 to 82 HP 7.3 to 7.3 l/100km
154 Kia Sephia 1998 1998 - 2003
88 to 111 HP 7.9 to 9.1 l/100km
155 Hyundai Accent 2003 2003 - 2005 Price 800 to 1100 $
82 to 105 HP 5.5 to 8 l/100km
156 Ford Mondeo 1996 1996 - 2000 Price ~ 650 $
90 to 205 HP 6.3 to 10.1 l/100km
157 Renault Megane 2003 2003 - 2006 Price 1100 to 1200 $
80 to 136 HP 4.5 to 8.4 l/100km
158 Chevrolet Kalos 2005 2005 - 2006
83 to 94 HP 7 to 7.6 l/100km
159 Kia Sephia 1995 1995 - 1998
80 to 80 HP 7.9 to 8.4 l/100km
160 Ford Escort 1995 1995 - 1998 Price 440 to 1200 $
60 to 105 HP 5.9 to 8.9 l/100km
161 Citroen C5 2008 2008 - 2010 Price 3100 to 4100 $
110 to 215 HP 5.6 to 10.5 l/100km
162 Nissan Primera 2004 2004 - 2008 Price 1300 to 1700 $
109 to 140 HP 5.7 to 8.8 l/100km
163 Alfa Romeo 156 1997 1997 - 2002 Price ~ 1000 $
105 to 190 HP 5.8 to 11.9 l/100km
164 Chevrolet Aveo 2004 2004 - Price 1000 to 1700 $
72 to 106 HP 5.5 to 7.6 l/100km
165 Alfa Romeo 159 2005 2005 - 2008 Price 3000 to 3800 $
120 to 260 HP 5.9 to 12 l/100km
166 Fiat Marea 1996 1996 - 2002
75 to 154 HP 5.6 to 10.3 l/100km
167 Alfa Romeo 156 2002 2002 - 2003 Price ~ 1000 $
115 to 250 HP 5.8 to 12.1 l/100km
168 Kia RIO 2009 2009 - 2011
97 to 97 HP 6.2 to 7.2 l/100km
169 Alfa Romeo 156 2003 2003 - 2005 Price 1200 to 1800 $
115 to 250 HP 5.8 to 12.1 l/100km
170 Alfa Romeo 159 2008 2008 - 2012 Price 4000 to 4100 $
120 to 260 HP 5.9 to 12.1 l/100km
171 Renault Megane 2006 2006 - 2008 Price 1300 to 1800 $
85 to 150 HP 4.5 to 8.4 l/100km
172 Peugeot 206 2007 2007 - 2009 Price 1000 to 1100 $
75 to 110 HP
173 Chevrolet Cruze 2009 2009 - 2012
109 to 150 HP 5.8 to 8.3 l/100km
174 Dacia Logan 2008 2008 - 2012 Price ~ 1700 $
70 to 105 HP 4.3 to 7.1 l/100km
175 Dacia Logan 2005 2005 - 2008 Price 900 to 1800 $
68 to 105 HP 4.7 to 7.2 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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