The iconic Mazda MX-5 sportscar has beaten more than 50,000 other cars to the top spot in What Car? magazine's latest annual reliability survey.
The failure rate for Mazda MX-5s manufactured since 2005 was just 4%, with the next nearest open-top model scoring a rate of 15%.
Taking into account other factors, such as the cost of repair, the average time it spends off the road being repaired, its age and its mileage, the MX-5 came out with an overall Reliability Index score of eight.
This was compared with a national average of 100. The lower the score, the better the car. Whether opting for a vehicle midway down the table or at its foot,breakdown cover can offer added peace of mind.
David Wilson-Green, aftersales director at Mazda UK, said it came as no surprise that the MX-5 had scored so highly in the What Car? annual survey.
"The Mazda MX-5 has won many awards over the years and regularly achieves excellent reviews in the national media for the pure driving enjoyment it provides and its distinctive good looks," he added.
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