General German automobile club ADAC
General German automobile club ADAC, providing roadside assistance to motorists with breakdowns and accidents, released annual ranking of the reliability of the cars. In review, 2011, entitled “German cars” invincible ” (Deutsche Autos sind unschlagbar), data analysis 230 000 breakdowns 92 models of cars not older than six years, for which the collected data could be considered representative samples fall within the field of view of experts for at least three years in a row and in sufficient quantities). The undisputed leaders in reliability in classes large cars “Yellow angels” recognized the cars of German origin, even if they are released outside of Germany. Japanese cars before receiving very high marks German experts, last year was significantly weakened position.
The middle class is the most reliable machines called Audi A5, Audi Q5 and BMW X3. The winners of the previous years, long enough holding high standards of quality Toyota Corolla and the Mazda 6 is not included in the top ten. In the top class manufacturer from Ingolstadt won first place for model A6. Followed by the BMW 5-Series and Mercedes E-Class. The reputation of the BMW X5 spoil persistent problems with batteries model “ages”, note German experts.
In the lower average classification ADAC, class, Mercedes A-and B-class ahead of the BMW 1-Series. Honda Civic, Hyundai i30 and Renault Kangoo occupy the last place. Disappointed Germans current models of Hyundai, which have low quality batteries has led to extremely low estimates. As a positive example, the experts noted the Nissan Qashqai, consistently receiving high marks for quality and aspiring to leadership.
In the compact class “number one” is owned by English brand BMW Mini. Mitsubishi Colt is the only Japanese car to be leaders in 2011 – he was in second place. Followed by Opel Meriva and, unexpectedly for the German experts, a well-proven Dacia (Renault) Sandero. Despite the fact that dnoplatfonts the Dacia Logan is caught in the German classification to a higher class, earned mediocre scores of experts.
Among the smallest cars in the lead for the first time appeared in the study of Ford Ka (brand new model that is based on Fiat 500), which left behind a small car Renault Twingo and Toyota Aygo. While its predecessor Ford Ka on another platform ahead as only Chevrolet Matiz, located at the bottom of the rating of the micro.
German experts note that more than one third of breakdowns (37.7 per cent) is due to the battery, alternator, starter and other malfunctions of the power supply system. In the tenth call technicians (10.2 per cent) blame suspension, steering and brakes. Slightly less often refuses engine electronics (8%) and mechanics (7,4%). The reason for profound change brands and models in the ranking of German experts consider the consequences of the crisis in the industry in 2009, and urge manufacturers not to save at the expense of reliability.