Best and worst cars of 2011 according to actual owners

By Posted 23 Jul 2011, 12:21

When a new car becomes available the press will give their impressions after spending some time with it. They may say it is a good vehicle, but it’s the people who drive and own the particular model who really know what it is like. Following a recent survey we have an article looking at the best and worse cars of 2011, according to actual owners.

You may think that the most satisfied car owners where ones who drove the quickest and most expensive cars. But the annual Which? Car survey has found otherwise following over 50,000 drivers sharing their opinions of their cars. The weird looking Toyota Yaris Verso came out top of the customer satisfaction survey, with 97.7 percent of owners said they would recommend it.

The mini-MPV was liked for its reliability and ease of driving, plus it was an inexpensive car to own which in the present climate is a good thing. Just beaten to the top of the list was the Volkswagen Passat CC which achieved a score of 96.4 percent. Owners were impressed with the German car’s looks, comfort, and practicality.

The Land Rover Discovery 4 was a surprising third place as it has a reputation for poor reliability, but still managed to score 95.7 percent. Skoda was a brand that was often ridiculed years ago, but in recent times and the fact it is owned by Volkswagen has improved the image a great deal. So it will be of no surprise that the car maker has four vehicles in the top ten.

The highest model at number four was the Skoda Yeti with 95.4 percent, but the new and old models of the Superb as well as the Superb Estate were also high up the list. The bottom ten vehicles of the list were many made up from cars from France with seven out of the bottom ten.

The car with the worst score was the Renault Laguna Sport Tourer with a lowly 49.4 percent. It scored badly because of its many breakdowns and faults caused by its non-engine electrics. But its poor handling, build quality, and performance was also a concern for owners of the car.

There were also two models in the bottom ten from German car maker Mercedes, with the M-class and CLC Coupe scoring badly. The M-class managed only 60.8 percent with the CLC Coupe got 60.2 percent. Other cars at the bottom of the list included the Renault Grand Scenic with 59.9 percent, and the Peugeot 807 with 51.4 percent. Are you happy with the car you drive?

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