Peugeot 207 tops European reliability survey

A survey has revealed the most reliable car made by a European car company is the Peugeot 207.

The Warranty Direct survey in Britain analysed more than 20,000 live policies on three to seven-years-old cars made by European manufacturers and compared claims for repairs.

The survey reveals the enormous popularity of Peugeot’s big selling supermini is not just because of its good looks, economy, practicality and fun-to-drive nature. It also displays exemplary dependability, with owners experiencing just a six per cent repair rate in an average year. That compares particularly well with the runner up, the Fiat Panda, which showed a 14 per cent rate.

And the 207’s victory was not a solo effort either. It was accompanied by two other Peugeots in the survey’s top 10 most reliable European cars; the 206 CC in third and the 107 at ninth.

A spokesman for Warranty Direct said: “The Peugeot 207’s incredibly low incidence rate of just six per cent is excellent and is certainly a match for the most reliable vehicles.

“Three cars in the top 10 is an impressive showing for Peugeot and we’d like to think that other manufacturers will be moved to improve their own reliability record.”

To measure a car’s overall reliability and running costs, Warranty Direct’s reliability index reviews rates of failure, average mileage, age and repair cost to calculate its rating.


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