Fiat have always been a pretty popular brand, but when they released the Fiat 500, Fiat were suddenly propelled into the mainstream. The Fiat 500 quickly entered the top ten most popular cars in the UK, and it’s quirky shape and funky colours made them a welcome addition to British roads.
However, there has been something that has been plaguing Fiat for many years. And that’s reliability. In fact, at one point, Fiat were so unreliable that people began the joke ‘Fix It Again Tony’.
But, has that changed? How reliable are Fiat?
In this article, we look at whether Fiat have been able to shrug off their unreliability and how their reliability compares to their rivals.
When considering which car type to buy you may be faced with the decision of what engine type to choose. So will it be diesel or will it be petrol? Common knowledge is that diesel engines offer better fuel economy, and some believe they are better for the environment. So which is best? In this article, we'll explore the pros and cons of each. We'll also answer the important question do diesel or petrol engines last longer?
DS 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.
An active safety system is a term used to describe features of a car such as ABS, Traction Control and Power Assisted Steering. These features are designed to improve safety while you are driving the vehicle. They are used to maintain the stability of the vehicle while undertaking regular driving tasks such as braking, accelerating and steering. Active Safety Systems are constantly being improved by vehicle manufacturers and in this article, we'll take a look how active safety systems work.
What are active safety systems?
You might not have heard of Active Safety Systems before. But you probably have heard of things like ABS (Anti-lock brake system) or power steering. Collectively these popular car safety features are named Active Safety Systems. With vehicle safety coming under constant scrutiny, manufacturer's are investing more into developing Active Safety Systems. It is generally believed that Active Safety Systems will play an increasing role in collision avoidance and mitigation in the future.
In 2015, Renault were the tenth biggest automaker in the world by production volume. One of the most well known brands in the UK, Renault are known for making affordable city and family cars that are great to drive and are well built.
But, how reliable are Renault?
In this article, we look at how reliable Renault are, and how this compares to their rivals.
We all want to feel in control when we're on the roads. Stability is key and controlling your vehicle's stability will undoubtedly make you feel more comfortable behind the wheel. Unfortunately, every time you brake, steer or accelerate the stability of the vehicle could be compromised. Sounds scary but that's what manufacturers have been working hard to solve for many years. Making our cars safer is a top priority. Three simple actions that we do in our cars day-in day-out are braking, accelerating and steering. They are the fundamental parts of driving. These actions produce forces which alter the car's weight distribution, balance and tyre grip.
New vehicles benefit from the latest technology and active safety features designed to keep the car stable. In this article, we'll look at what you can do to stay in control of your vehicle and reduce reliance on active safety technology features.
MG are very much making a comeback as of late. Once known as MG Rover, MG Motors was founded in 2006 under Nanjing Automobile, a Chinese company. It was in 2011 that MG launched their first model for 16 years and, after a few mis-steps, MG were on their way to becoming a common sight on British roads.
In fact, it was reported this year that MG are seeing a 5% increase in year-to-date sales, bucking the trend of a slight downturn the car market saw at the start of the year.
Though MG are seeing a real increase in sales and are becoming more common, they are yet to shake of their reputation for unreliability. Are MG reliable?
In this article, we look at whether MG are reliable, and how this compares to their rivals.
Jaguar are synonymous with British luxury and style. Jaguar are the luxury vehicle brand of Jaguar Land Rover, and have been a symbol of British engineering for some years now and one dealership supplied cars to the Queen, the Queen Mother and Prince Charles. In fact, they even modified one of the Queen’s Jaguars to make it more environmentally friendly.
But despite this, Jaguar have been plagued with the issue of reliability for some time now. Although they are known for their build quality and style, Jaguar have always been considered quite unreliable cars.
Is this still the case? How reliable are Jaguar?
In this article, we look at how reliable Jaguar are and how this compares to their rivals.
'Fleet vehicle' is a term used to describe cars or vans that have been leased or purchased by a company for their staff to use as part of their employment. If a company requires their staff to travel as part of their job role they will often provide a company vehicle in order to do so. Sometimes it will be a car which the employee can use for personal mileage as well as business mileage. Other times it's what's known as a pool car/van which remains on the company property outside of work hours and is used by different members of staff as it is needed throughout the working day. The term fleet makes it sound like there must be a large number of vehicles for it be considered a fleet. But, in reality, even one or two cars can be classed as a fleet.