Brand Reliability

How reliable are Subaru? An honest assessment

We take a look at how reliable Subaru are...
How reliable are Subaru?
Subaru are popular with a core set of buyers. The company's marketing is targeted specifically to their niche in the market. Subaru owners want the cars because of the drivetrain engine, off-road capabilities and the fact that, in the sports market, they are affordable.Despite being a very niche market, Subaru has been a strong presence when it comes to customer satisfaction and reliability for some time now. But, how reliable are Subaru? In this article, we look at Subaru reliability and how they compare to rival manufacturers....

Are Mercedes-Benz Reliable? An Impartial Look at the Luxury Brand’s Reliability

We give an honest assessment on how reliable Mercedes cars are...
Mercedes E Class
When you are looking for a new car, one of the most important things you should look at is a car’s reliability. Afterall, you don’t want to spend all that money on a car only for it to be so unreliable you spend even more money getting it repaired. One brand that has often cropped up in the debate about reliability is Mercedes-Benz. While the prestigious brand is just that, prestigious, it’s reliability has been thrown into question a few times before. We think that our customers deserve to know as much as they can about the brands they are looking at, so in this article we are going to give you an honest assessment of Mercedes, from looking at what the consumer surveys say and comparing its reliability to some of its rivals.

Are Mercedes expensive to maintain?

Owning a Mercedes is a joy usually reserved for the luxury end of the market. But what is the Mercedes service cost?
Owning a Mercedes is a joy usually reserved for the luxury end of the market. That is unless you find a particularly good second-hand deal. The German manufacturer is famed for claiming they invented the automobile in 1886, however that has been widely disputed. However, there's no argument about is the fact Mercedes have manufactured some incredible vehicles in the automotive industry. While you might be lusting over a Mercedes CLS Class or the C Class Cabriolet the sensible part of you is probably wondering, are Mercedes expensive to maintain? In this article, we'll explore the typical costs for maintaining a Mercedes and the prices you can expect to pay when something goes wrong.

How Reliable are DS Cars? An Honest Assessment of the DS Brand

We take a look at how reliable DS Cars are...
White DS3 parked on a driveway
DS Cars are a fairly new brand in their own right. The premium brand of the Groupe PSA, which is Peugeot, Citroen, Opel and Vauxhall, was announced by Citroen in just 2009. It was only in 2015 that the Citroen branding was dropped and DS became a standalone brand.That said, in the short time they have been on the market, DS cars have become extremely popular and are now quite a common sight on our roads.But, how reliable are DS cars?In this article, we look at how reliable DS cars are, and how this compares to their rivals.

Top 5 problems with Audi Models

Look out for these top 5 problems with Audi models on your new car to ensure you keep damage to a minimum.
Audi Grill with Audi Logo
Owning an Audi is a life goal for many avid drivers. The luxury vehicle brand boasts some of the best car interiors on the market for added comfort and style. Not only that they are famed for being tech heavy and if that wasn't cool enough.......Iron man drives an Audi! But, as with any vehicle, there are some familiar problems common with the Audi. In this article, we'll go through the top 5 problems with Audi models. Look out for these top 5 problems with Audi models on your new car to ensure you keep damage to a minimum.

Common BMW Problems

We go through some of the common problems you might find with a BMW...
White BMW X5 in the desert
When you are looking at getting a new car, regardless of whether you are leasing or buying, it’s always good to know what sort of problems you may encounter with the model.No car is without fault. Some are more dependable than others, that much is true, but there can be problems with every model, regardless of how reliable or unreliable it is. And in recent years, it appears that our cars have actually become less reliable.So, it’s always good to know the common problems you may have to overcome for the duration of your ownership.In this article, we are going to look at some common BMW problems, looking at the brand as a whole and individual models.

Are Mazda Reliable? An Unbiased Look at the Brand

Just how reliable are Mazda? We investigate...
Purple Mazda 2 driving on tarmac road next to some fields
Based in Hiroshima, Japan, Mazda were the fifteenth biggest automaker by production worldwide in 2015.While Mazda aren’t the most popular car manufacturer in the UK, they are becoming an increasingly common sight on our roads. So it’s time we asked ourselves, are Mazda reliable?Of course, Japanese car manufacturers are known for their dependability, so does Mazda follow suit?In this article, we look at how reliable Mazda are, and how this compares to some of their rivals.

Are BMW expensive to own?

We take a look at the cost of owning a BMW
BMW 7 Series Metallic outside building
When you are looking at a new car, there are many different costs that you need to think about. Of course, there is the initial purchase of the car (or lease), but there are also running costs, insurance, tax...the list goes on. These further costs can make some cars considerably more expensive than others. A car that doesn’t cost much initially could cost a lot in running or repair costs. So it’s important that you think about all of these things before you decide which car you buy. And on that note, one of the questions we get a lot at here at OSV is ‘are BMW cars expensive to own?’ and it’s a very valid question...

Are Peugeot Reliable? An Unbiased Look at the French Brand

How reliable are Peugeot? We investigate...
Yellow Peugeot 107 parked with a building in the background
Peugeot started as a family business in 1810 and has since become a huge car manufacturer, with cars being sold across the world. Peugeot have long been popular cars, and have won five European Car of the Year awards. They are also a pretty common sight on our roads here in the UK.And, with a company as established as Peugeot, they have gained a reputation for making solidly built cars. But, are Peugeot reliable? In this article, we look at whether Peugeot are reliable, and how they compare to some of their rivals.

How reliable are Volvo? An Honest assessment of the Swedish brand

Volvo pride themselves on their safety innovations, but are they reliable? We investigate...
Black Volvo XC90 off road on a hilltop
It’s no secret that Volvo are one of the most ambitious car manufacturers on the market today. They want to eliminate all deaths and serious injuries in their new cars by 2020 and are going to make all of their cars electric or hybrid by 2019. So yes, you could say that Volvo are pretty ambitious. But there is one thing that never really comes up when we talk about Volvo cars, and that’s reliability. How reliable are Volvo? In this article, we look at how dependable Volvo are, and how this compares to their rivals...
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