According to new research some cars feature the same quality as fine wines and improve with age. Research by Warranty Direct has shown that older versions of the Audi A4, Porsche Boxster and Ford Fiesta are among the cars that shame their newer counterparts when it comes to reliability.
Warranty Direct managing director, Duncan McClure Fisher, said “buying new may be the most desirable option when it comes to purchasing a car but it isn’t always the most cost-effective route. Our analysis shows that new doesn’t necessarily mean more reliable. We also found that repair costs are often higher for new models so, as well as paying over the odds for a new car, you may also be opening yourself up to additional, unwanted costs.”
Used car buyers looking for a vehicle that breaks down less than the shinier, more recent versions should also consider Vauxhall’s family MPV, the Zafira and commuter favourite, the BMW 3 Series.