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Older Vehicles --  Most Reliable for the Long Haul

Every pricing page has a link that gives users the opportunity to sound off about their car.  This survey has been filled out by thousands of consumers, allowing us to present you with data supported by a large sample of ownership experiences.  These are actual results, and there are some surprises. 

Rankings are based on receiving an "excellent" overall rating with no problem areas. Keep in mind that this is a high standard--particularly for an old car.  In the case of older models, this is a vehicle that has needed no more than one unscheduled repair and rarely needs anything other than regular maintenance and scheduled service.  Data covers all models and model years from 1990 to 1999.  Newer models.

Owner Reliability Rankings - Older Used Cars

Rank  Brand*

"excellent" rating

1 Lexus 78%
2 Toyota 64%
3 Acura 64%
4 Infiniti 62%
5 Volvo 62%
6 Honda 61%
7 Subaru 54%
8 Cadillac 47%
9 Nissan 44%
10 Ford 41%
11 Jeep 40%
12 Saturn 39%
13 Pontiac 38%
14 BMW 37%
15 GMC 37%
16 Oldsmobile 36%
17 Mercury 33%
18 Chevrolet 33%
19 Plymouth 32%
20 Audi 31%
21 Lincoln 30%
22 Saab 30%
23 Hyundai 29%
24 Chrysler 27%
25 Volkswagen 26%
26 Dodge 24%
27 Suzuki 14%
28 Mercedes-Benz 12%

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* Some makes are not listed due to insufficient sample size.