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What do you do, Honda do not make a CL :(
 

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Bentley at the bottom of the list - glad I didn't buy one! ;)

Another meaningless survey. JD Power is the only survey manufacturers take any note of.
 

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Me too, I was thinking of one, but how good are these surveys. Someone who buys a Bentley in the first 5 years is not bothered about warranty direct.


Now if I was in the warranty business I would never say who was the best or the worst, for that would be plain stupid, for I would only get the worst cars and no good ones
 

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agreed...in the car industry JD powers is the only survey that is respected and acknowledged...
 

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You have to question surveys like this when you see the like of Daewoo at 16th (has it been 10 years since they sold a car in the UK...and yet this was for cars between 3 and 8 years old.

You have Smart at 17th, yet MB at 30th, yet will be serviced/handled pretty much by the same people.

MG who have spent the last 6 years rebuilding a brand (I don't think my local MG dealer has sold a car in months.....certainly the same cars are in the same spot in showroom).

Bentley....which "reader" brought Which? I really don't think Which? readers would grace themselves or concern themselves with the reviews of a pointless testing process.
 

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If an mb is less reliable than a BMW I will eat my shorts!!!!!!!!!!
 

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I've owned both so will act as referee! ;)

Is this for eating shorts;) 1½ hours gas mark 7 or electric 180c, no need to add flavouring if they have not been washed
 
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Personally I think this list has some merit. Ok, it's not JD Power, but do they take the financial cost of repairs into consideration?

We all know that Japanese manufacturers will come top before we even look. Not really a great endorsement of European manufacturers, is it?
 

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Its a shame that MB came 30th in any survey and I am not suprised but Bentley youch thats bad.
 

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isnt it a bit chalk and cheese, comparing cheap run abouts to the cost of repairing a high value car?
 

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isnt it a bit chalk and cheese, comparing cheap run abouts to the cost of repairing a high value car?

That is if you can believe it all, if I ran that company I would never release the true facts as it would cost me money
 

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isnt it a bit chalk and cheese, comparing cheap run abouts to the cost of repairing a high value car?


I think it must depress Bentleys PR department being at the bottom of even a flawed list.
 

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I think it must depress Bentleys PR department being at the bottom of even a flawed list.

Bentley's owners, VW, do a lot better in that survey!
 

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I think the average repair cost is more interesting. The Honda isn't cheap when it does go wrong. 3rd place Hyundai is the best for frugal motoring it would appear!
 

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The stand outs for me were the Mazda and AUDI cost of repairs ----- the cars were 3-8 years old. I imagine that included the early diesel engined Mazdas which used to regularly self destruct around 70-80K miles-- The petrols on the other hand were very reliable. Audi's high cost I can only speculate - the timing belt/tensioner/water pump set up comes to mind.
 


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