However capable a car is, if you canít rely on it then your ownership experience will be characterised by frustration and distrust. We have selected 10 cars that we think are some of the most reliable on the used car market today.
The latest Volvo XC60 maybe even sleeker than the outgoing model but find a used example of the old model and youíll join the ranks of owners who find this car to be one of the most understated, comfortable and premium SUVs.
Lexus are on a roll at the moment in that they just keep doing everything right when it comes to building dependable cars. The Lexus NX model competes with the likes of the Audi Q5 and BMW X3 in the mid-sized premium SUV market. Unusually for this class of car, itís not available with a diesel engine. However, the NX hybrid offers both economy and smoothness.
The Suzuki Vitara is a great value SUV with sharp looks, a generous amount of standard equipment and a decent driving experience. Itís also available with 4-wheel drive which is unlike many of the cars it competes with. If any problems do occur with the car then theyíre generally minor.
The Lexus CT is a classy premium hatchback which offers a left-field alternative to those in the market for an Audi A3 or something similar. The CTís hybrid setup is smooth and economical while its interior is luxurious and distinctive. Factor in excellent reliability and itís clear that Lexus is on to a winner with this car.
Even if the Kia Ceed wasnít rated as one of the more reliable cars you can buy today then its seven year warranty adds significant peace of mind. The Ceed is also very spacious, comfortable and offers excellent value for money. This makes the Ceed a car that youíre unlikely to ever regret buying.
The Lexus RS has a deserved reputation for luxury, technology and road presence. You can add a huge dose of reliability to that list too. If youíre after a large plush SUV then the RX can be depended on day in and day out. It may be expensive but the hybrid setup is incredibly smooth and all of the models are well equipped.
The SEAT Leon is a great family hatchback that offers something less obvious to those that donít want a Volkswagen Golf. Itís also something a little sportier for those that find the Skoda Octavia a little conservative. Itís a reliable car too with only electrical niggles causing slight concern for owners.
The Audi Q3 is desirable, quick and luxurious while proving to be dependable too. The broad engine range and beautifully designed interior are a real plus point. The few problems reported by owners tend to be with the interior trim and minor electrical niggles.
The Skoda Yeti is soon to be replaced be the Skoda Karoq. However, the Yeti remains such a convincing car that is still easy to recommend. Having a Yeti in your household means that youíll be the custodian of a hugely reliable and characterful SUV.
Toyota Rav 4
The Toyota Rav 4 may not be the most exciting car you can buy but itís certainly one of the most reliable. When you factor in a comfortable driving experience, plenty of passenger space and generous standard equipment then itís clear that on an objective basis the Rav 4 comes close to being the perfect family car.
If you are interested in buying any of the car mentioned in the list above then take a look at the cars we have for sale on DesperateSeller.co.uk today!