The most reliable small cars

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Volkswagen Up

VW Up!

17 on 2

Excepting minor performances at the workshop, such as reprogramming airbag, in May 2013, Volkswagen Up technicians, and their 'brothers' tinkering, Seat and Skoda Citigo Mii, are outstanding. Compared to the robust 1.0 petrol have been detected until April 2013, in some units, the warning light Coolant, and engine fault until September. The conditioner compressor can be noisy.

4 out of 5 stars

True to the reputation of VW, it shows a Build quality materials that make a reference. A note, water leaks at ground level rectified in the workshop.

Our opinion

The few problems in race two years shows that this little has been well conceived from birth. Its design is simple, no wonder.

Reanult Twingo

Renault Twingo

16 out of 20

Continues to provide exceptional reliability. Still, it has shown some weaknesses over seven years. The latter remains important nonconformity of the valve cotters which could result in an engine failure in 1.2 16V, affecting 2,000 units, adjusted on an official call. Other faults corrected tube turbocharging pressure and fuel injection pump sensor and the water pump at 1.5 dCi. In addition, according to a April 2013, in the timing belt Diesel has the risk of fraying. Gasoline, ignition coils were replaced in 1.2TCe.

3 out of 5 stars

Youth against his new rival, and about to be renewed, the Twingo offers look something old, especially visible quality level and soundproofing materials. In the model year 2008-2009, the system locking the front seats He had to rectify.

Our opinion

Thanks to its technical knowledge obtained from Clio II, Twingo still amazes the gallery by the homogeneity of its benefits. In nearly seven years of marketing, Renault is still the best in terms of reliability

Fiat Panda

Fiat Panda

16 out of 20

After two years of career, shows a Panda excellent level of reliability. However, Fiat led, in 2012, two actions that required passing through the workshop. -in last June 2013- is to reprogram various electronic systems on-board units produced in 4377 until March. In mechanical terms, the leaking diesel injectors in 1.3 JTD, they are under surveillance.

3 out of 5 stars

The third generation makes us forget the previous where the materials were of a mediocre bill. Furthermore, its presentation, bright, Panda is aligned with its little brother, the 500.

Our opinion

Slightly more expensive than its predecessor poses a manufacturing quality class. Good news, technical base taken 500, is now maturing.

Ford Ka

Ford Ka

15 to 20

In general, Ford is not the victim of serious breakdowns. Gasoline engines and diesel can lose power (speed sensor), while owners complain of a smell in the passenger compartment of petrol 1.2. The power windows may require replacement command. Witness the power steering has a bad habit of lighting.

3 out of 5 stars

With modern presentation, Ka does not claim the elegance of his cousin, the Fiat 500. The dashboard is adorned with no more correct materials, looking penalized soundproofing.

Our opinion

Fiat jointly developed with and manufactured in the Polish factory of 500, the Ka He escaped to the problems of youth of this one. Consequently, his career has been most satisfying moment.

Peugeot 107

Peugeot 107

14.5 on 20

In the 1.0 petrol versions, highlights premature clutch wear models produced until October 2008 and the drain water pump, until April 2009. The transmission control has intractable problems. In January 2013, 1.4 HDi Diesel versions (May-October 2010) needed an update by connecting rod bearings.

1 out of 5 stars

The presentation is betrayed by brittle materials (plastics, carpets) and basic assemblies (visible screws ...). Until the end of 2009, the quality of the joints is the cause of water leakage.

Our opinion

Soon replaced second quarter of 2014, the 107 barely concealed his age. While, in terms of reliability, complete your life with honor, the 2009 should be monitored.

Fiat 500

Fiat 500

Though often he has held a good position in reliability, several actions in the workshop have muddied classification Fiat 500. Best 1.2 and 1.4 petrol than diesel, 1.3 JTD. Fouling of the particulate filter FAP engine acelereración ... they have also appeared electrical problems with the tailgate and steering warning light and wear front shocks.

3 out of 5

Well assembled, the Fiat 500 seduces with its chic presentation and good bill of materials. To improve, a painting and a somewhat fragile bodies under the chassis that sometimes can be oxidized

Our opinion

While most problems have occurred in units equipped with diesel engine, the gasoline are the main beneficiaries of time, especially in urban driving.

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