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Suzuki scores again for superb reliability

Suzuki has again recorded an excellent reliability record across its model range according to the latest data published by Warranty Direct in conjunction with What Car?

The Japanese firm has built upon its proven dependability, coming in in fourth spot as the most reliable car brand with a score of 19% – equating to the number of cars requiring repairs every year.

It’s an excellent result for Suzuki, with the company scoring just 50 points in the reliability index. By comparison, the worst performing brand scored 300 points. A tally of 100 is deemed “average reliability”, proving the Suzuki brand’s vehicles are twice as reliable as your typical car.

The Suzuki vehicles measured in the survey had an average age of four and a half years and a mileage of 35,600, so to score a failure rate as low as 19% marks a significant achievement.

Of the low proportion of breakdowns, issues hampering reliability were only small, costing on average just £265 to repair compared to the most expensive repair costs of £623.

The latest reliability results follow Suzuki’s excellent showing in consumer website honestjohn.co.uk’s MOT pass rate survey.

The study analysed 24.5 million MOT records between 1 October 2010 and 30 September 2011 and found the Suzuki Splash mini-MPV to be the top performing vehicle, recording a 90% pass rate for its first MOT.

The brand also scored a second overall for manufacturer reliability, with the Suzuki Jimny and  Suzuki Grand Vitara recording an 89% and 88% pass rate in the Government roadworthiness test after three years from new.

All models in the Suzuki range scored at least 85% or above, with the study highlighting that of the small proportion of cars that did not pass the vehicle examination, the reason was usually simply a blown bulb, costing just a couple of pounds to fix.

To find out more information on Suzuki’s reliability and servicing details please visit T W White & Sons Suzuki showroom in Effingham, Surrey

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