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Japanese cars top reliability survey

Japanese brands are the most reliable carmakers, taking the top seven spots in a Which? car reliability survey.

Honda topped the chart with a rating of 85 per cent, followed by Toyota, Daihatsu, Lexus, Mazda, Subaru and Suzuki.

However, Swindon-made Honda Civic did not mirror the brand’s success, it came joint bottom in the medium car category, along with the Citroen C4.

The car still scored 82 per cent, but looks a poor comparison to the Japan-built Civic Hybrid which topped the large car chart with a score of 95 per cent.

Land Rover was bottom of the table with Chrysler/Dodge, on 67 per cent, Vauxhall scored 75 per cent, and Jaguar and Mini both 78 per cent.

Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz all have average reliability scores, while Volkswagen is rated poorly.

VW Passat has the joint-lowest reliability score with Citroen C5, at 80 per cent, in the large cars category.

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