Thursday 25th September 2008
Be Wiser Insurance

British motorists are reportedly spending £3.9 billion every year repairing used cars that break down following the expiration of their warranty.Warranty Direct has published a list of the 100 most reliable cars, while also examining which vehicles are the most costly to repair.Top of the latter ranking was the Jaguar S-Type, with an average repair cost of £442.84, closely followed by the Audi TT at £402.51.The MG TF, MG ZT and Lexus IS200 all cost over £390 to fix up when they break down when aged four to eight years old.Duncan McLure Fisher of the company said: "The cost of parts and labour on some models is shocking and really comes into play once a car leaves the protection of its manufacturer warranty."With some drivers shelling out from their own pocket or using their car insurance to pay for costly repairs, he added that the only "real winner" is the garage.In July 2007, Which? magazine rated the Honda Jazz as the most reliable new car, with Honda and Toyota being the most reliable brands.

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