A new What Car? study reveals that the mighty Land Rover Discovery is the most unreliable used car. With around 25,000 car owners participating, this is one of the UK’s most thorough surveys of used cars’ reputations and the top brands do not come out of it well.
The What Car? Reliability Survey found that models of the Discovery from 2017 onwards are most likely to break down.
They survey looked beyond reliability itself and into how long repairs take and what they cost.
Scoring out of 100 (with 100 being top), each car was given a score. And the poor old Discovery scored just 70.7%, with problems ranging from electrics to bodywork and batteries.
Audi’s Q5 (dating from 2008 to 2017) and Q3 (2002-present) were close second and third in the unreliability stakes.
Here’s the top (or bottom?) ten:
- Land Rover Discovery (2017-present) – 70.7%
- Audi Q5 (2008 – 2017) – 73.4%
- Audi A3 (2020-present) – 74.2%
- Peugeot 3008 diesel (2017-present) – 74.4%
- Volkswagen Touran (2015 – present) – 75.2%
- Volkswagen Golf SV (2014 – present) – 75.8%
- Nissan X-Trail (2014-present) – 75.8%
- Porsche 718 Cayman (2016 – on) – 77.9%
- Mercedes A-Class hybrid (2018-present) – 78.4%
- Skoda Octavia (2020-present) – 78.7%