The survey was conducted from about 840,000 late model automobiles used by the fifty largest fleet management companies in the United Kingdom.
The editor of Fleet News, Stephen Briers, stated, “This survey is the largest of its kind in the country and is based on feedback from those who really know about the reliability of vehicles – people who run hundreds of thousands of vehicles over many hundreds of thousands of miles.” [Gizmag: “Research reveals the most reliable vehicles”]
According to the Fleet News survey, the top five spots for most reliable cars went to:
1. Honda Civic
2. BMW 3 Series
3. Honda Jazz
4. Honda Accord
5. BMW 5 Series
For the most reliable car manufacturer, the top five positions looked like this:
For additional information on the most reliable cars in the United Kingdom based on surveys completed by fleet management companies, please read the November 5, 2009 Fleet News article “The most reliable fleet cars revealed.”
Page two talks about the Fleet News reliability survey on vans in the United Kingdom.
In a parallel story, Fleet News also surveyed the top fifty fleet management companies in the United Kingdom.
The Ford Transit was named the most reliable van by Fleet News. The top five positions are:
1. Ford Transit
2. Vauxhall Astravan
3. Ford Connect
4. Benz Sprinter
5. Volkswagen Transporter
And, according to the survey, the most reliable van manufacturer is Ford. The top five most reliable van manufacturers are:
The November 5, 2009 Fleet News article “The most reliable fleet vans revealed” describes the van survey and its results in more detail.