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The only non-Japanese makes to achieve a top ten place were Skoda, Kia and Mini, in eighth, ninth and 10th respectively. Skoda builds most of its cars in the Czech Republic, while Kia is Malaysian, and Mini, of course, builds many of the models, which would have been included in the survey, in Cowley, just outside Oxford.
The survey used data taken from Warranty Direct’s 50,000 ‘live’ policies, which cover cars between three and 10 years old. There was bad news for British car-makers in the survey, as out of the 32 car makes it covered, four were British – with Land Rover faring the worst of all, with MG, Vauxhall and Rover also in the bottom 10, at fifth, sixth and ninth lowest-ranked respectively.
Just one in 14 (seven per cent) of Hondas covered by Warranty Direct policies needed attention during 2009, the survey found, while more than half (53 per cent) of Land Rovers subject to such cover had to be returned for repairs. Honda’s top place was its fifth in a row in this survey.