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Reliable Cars 2014

A huge factor now a days when buying a car is how reliable it is. this applies to both new and used cars alike. You hear horror stories about certain manufacturers and some particular models and you can end up feeling lost in a world where it seems every car is out to get you no matter which one you go for. It is an issue because all the reviews you see on the internet etc, are done by people who have driven a car round for a day or two, which is fine, but it doesn’t really give you the bigger picture, i.e will this car still be as good after a year? Or will a bunch of problems surface before then? Thankfully car owners like to have their say, and from their feedback you can find out which cars are actually reliable. There is also a manufacturer reliability index which gives you an idea of which companies have a good record in terms of reliability. Anyway, allow us to introduce to you, two of the cars that consistently got high scores in terms of reliability from their owners.

Mazda 3

The Mazda 3 has been championed for its looks, its road handling and its build quality, the latter of which really helps make the Mazda 3 a reliable car. Furthermore it has scored a top score on the EuroNCAP test thanks to the cars excellent safety equipment and technology. The fact that a Mazda is in this post shouldn’t come as too much of a shock as Mazda does have a good reputation in general for being reliable. This should be a reassuring facture for anyone buying new or second hand Mazda 3 cars.

Honda Jazz

Honda is another manufacturer that has a pretty good reputation for being reliable cars, and one that was consistently scoring high was the Honda Jazz which came first in the 2014 survey for reliability. The Jazz isn’t a car that will give you nonstop thrills, but I guess that is the price you can end up paying for something as important as reliability, it is also surprisingly spacious for such a small car. This rewards of the Jazz’s reliability should pass over to any second hand Honda Jazz owners.

Cars You Should Know About

Join us as we explore two Renault models that aren’t exactly household names, but are definitely cars you should know about it, especially if you are after a crossover or an electric car.

Renault Captur

The Crossover class has really took off over the last few years and with good reason, with the better ones balancing practicality like it is a fine art. You want a car that has a lot of space inside and good storage, yet you don’t want this added space in the interior to mean you feel like you’re driving a bus. When done right Crossovers can be incredibly effective, though as with most things that are practical, they can look a bit dodgy. Enter the Renault Captur. Now this car looks superb and you will be hard pushed to find many things wrong with it.

Renault Zoe

In to the idea of driving an electric car but worried you’d end up leaving the garage with a Proton Gen-2? Well there are some more attractive options out there for you in terms of electric vehicles, we’re guessing you aren’t a millionaire so we will leave Tesla out of this article. But it might be worth considering the Renault Zoe which is Renault’s fourth electric vehicle to date, it is also one of the best electric cars available to date.  First of all it looks great, which is something that can not be said for a lot of electric cars…. if you’re gonna save the world with your vehicle, the least it can do it make you look good! The thing that really puts the Renault Zoe ahead of its electric competitors is the fact that it is actually a pleasure to drive.  Furthermore for such a small car it is really good in terms of practicality.

 

 

Ground breaking Cars

There are a couple of cars that come along every now and then that change everything, and set themselves up to go in the history books of the automotive world forever. We’re talking about cars that break boundaries like the Subaru WRX, not just cars that go fast and look pretty. The car that we are going to look at today definitely warrants the title of a Ground Breaking Car and it is the one and only Toyota Hilux.

Toyota Hilux

The Toyota Hilux has been around since 1968, which immediately says something about the vehicle, for if there is demand for a car for that long it must have something going for it. I guarantee today’s Hilux will be a classic in 30 years so if you are a buyer of classic cars you might want to check them out! So what has the Hilux got going for it? Well for a start it can literally break the ground. It is one of the most reliable, sturdy and robust cars money can buy. It is known for being indestructible, a reputation which was fully put to the test when the Top Gear’s Jeremy Clarkson set about to do everything in his power to destroy the Hilux. Now this wasn’t a brand new top of the range Hilux, it was in fact a 1988 model which had 305,775km on the odometer so it had already been through a fair bit.

When Jeremy got the Hilux in his hands he put it through astounding amounts of abuse including driving it down a flight of steps, scraping buildings, crashing into a tree, leaving it out at sea, smashing through a garden shed, dropping a caravan on top of it, hitting it with a wrecking ball, setting it on fire and putting it on top of a 240ft block of flats which was then brought down by controlled demolition.

Safe to say then, this car can be put through the wars, and it might literally be able to break the ground. Cars like the Hilux make your Range Rover Evoques of this world look about as rugged second hand Toyota Prius+.