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WarrantyWise data shows that, on average, the most expensive secondhand cars to repair are Porsches, followed by Subarus and BMWs

The average cost of an unexpected repair on a used car is £603, according to data from an aftermarket warranty firm.

Data collected by WarrantyWise on its most popular models showed that Peugeot, Ford and Suzuki cars are the cheapest to repair, with average bills of £406, £421 and £424 respectively. The data comes from every warranty claim made with the company by customers on the included brands. The firm covers vehicles up to 12 years old or with up to 120,000 miles on the clock.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, the prestige marques tend to cost more. Used Porsches had the highest costs of the cars surveyed, with average bills of £807, although Subarus were the next priciest, with average repair costs of £791. BMWs cost £721 per repair on average, with Audis and Land Rovers the next most expensive.

WarrantyWise’s full rundown of average repair costs is as follows:

Peugeot £406

Ford £421

Suzuki £424

Nissan £521

Honda £535

Volkswagen £537

Toyota £592

Hyundai £577

Mazda £617

Land Rover £623

Audi £643

BMW £721

Subaru £791

Porsche £807

Extended warranty firms such as WarrantyWise offer cover for unexpected repairs on cars whose manufacturer warranties have expired. The company’s CEO, Lawrence Whittaker, said: “If your car is more than three years old, there’s an 84% chance of a mechanical or electrical breakdown over the next three years, so a big bill is often waiting around the corner. Our data shows that repair costs can vary wildly by manufacturer and, in the case of some, come in at well over £700 on average.”

Phill Tromans

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Peter Cavellini 26 July 2016

Well, to be honest.........

Plastic cladding from Gable end made three dents on my BMW,i also had two Wheels with minor scrapes on them,was recommended by Paint Shop to do the whole Bonnet and Roof where the dents were,cost..£600.00!
AHA1 25 July 2016

I met that Lawrence Whittaker once

and he was a very nice man AND a full-on, card-carrying, certifiable petrol head that was spending his own money on some stonking petrol-laced stuff, mostly British racing heritage projects. Now you've run his advertorial, why not do an interview/profile on him so he can tell us all about them? Be a lot more interesting article than the above. Engagement-driving content and all that marketingspeak.
NoPasaran 25 July 2016

Where is Mercedes?