Seen this yesterday in The Sun motors


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From the website
These kind of figures can be misleading and can be interpreted in many ways.
If you look at the RS6, Still the worst for reliability the average age is 6.66 years and the average mileage 61K , off road time and repair costs are high which is to be expected.

But if you look at the most reliable car the Honda Jazz the average mileage is 25K miles and average age just under 4 years.The time off the road is low and the costs are low and the percentage of them that break down is probably low.
So a Jazz is liable to brake down early on in it's life compared to an RS6 which I wouldn't have thought would make it reliable. It's only been round the world once at 25K miles where as the Audi gets round 2.5 times before it brakes down.

"The UK Reliability index takes into account all factors of a repair, the cost of the parts and the frequency of failures - The Average of all cars is 100 which means that if the figure for the car you are looking at has a higher than average index (118) it indicates that that car is less reliable than the average, if however there is a lower than average index (60) the reliability is better.

Separately to this figure you can also look at the average cost of repairs for a particular make or model, a car with a good reliability index and a high average cost would imply that the frequency of failure is low, however when it does fail the bill will be a lot more than the average. Toyota, for example, has a high average cost of repair but quite a good index rating - which means that the car fails infrequently but when it does you will be in for a larger than average bill. Overall however, Toyota is a very strong make of car to buy."