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Volvo fourth most reliable engine maker

Posted on Feb 19, 06:08PM | IBNS

Kolkata, Feb 19 : Cars by Swedish luxury carmaker Volvo finished fourth when the British insurance agency Warranty Direct listed the most reliable engine manufacturers.

Warranty Direct has compiled a list of how often insurance companies will step in and cover the repair costs for various engine damage.

In Volvo's case the figure is 1 in 111, which corresponds to an error rate of 0.9. Best of all manufacturers is Honda, with the rate 1 in 344.

Worst of all automakers are MG Rover, followed by Audi.

The likelihood of engine damage for Audi owners are 1 in 27, which corresponds to 3.71 percent.

Reliability - best engine manufacturers

Car brand, percent errors (%) Risk of failure (1 of xx)

1) Honda 0.29% 1 of 344

2) Toyota 0.58% 1 of 171

3) Mercedes-Benz 0.84% 1 of 119

4) Volvo 0.90% 1 of 111

5) Jaguar 0.98% 1 of 103

6) Lexus 0.99% 1 of 101

7) Fiat 1.17% 1 of 85

8) Ford 1.25% 1 of 80

9) 1.32% Nissan 1 to 76

10) Land Rover 1.38% 1 of 72

Reliability - worst engine manufacturers:

Car brand, percent errors (%) Risk of failure (1 of xx)

1) MG Rover 7.88% 1 of 13

2) Audi 3.71% 1 of 27

3) Mini 2.51% 1 of 40

4) Saab 2.49% 1 of 40

5) Vauxhall (Opel) 2.46% 1 of 41

6) Peugeot 2.26% 1 of 44

7) BMW 2.20% 1 of 45

8) Renault 2.13% 1 of 46

9) Volkswagen 1.91% 1 of 52

10) Mitsubishi 1.70% 1 of 59