Auris top, insignia flop

Munich, 26 April 2016

Actually, the Automobile Club ADAC wanted to make Yes final breakdown statistics. Above all, the rankings for the puncture resistance of the models should fall away, which should be only members via the ADAC website available, as in the February 2015, an ADAC spokeswoman told us. Now, ADAC changed but probably still different there and published the statistics in a similar form as earlier as "important guidance for all used car buyers", so the ADAC.

The Toyota Auris shines in the golf class

However, only two car classes are considered in the current map: the middle class and lower middle classes. In the former (which is often also called the golf class), the Toyota Auris has a pristine slate in seven of the eight evaluated ages. Audi Q3, BMW 1 series and X 1, Mazda 3, Mercedes A and B-class, VW caddy and golf provide also good values in all vintages. On older models, Opel Zafira and Peugeot show 307 pronounced weakness. Citro├źn Berlingo, Peugeot 308 and Renault Kangoo have a mixed record over all years.

Disappointing: Opel Insignia

The middle class is dominated by the German makers. The models from Audi, BMW and Mercedes are consistently very puncture resistant. Only the c-class weakens slightly in two years. But even the Skoda Octavia shows a stable breakdown balance sheet. At the other end, Ford Mondeo and S-MAX, Opel Insignia and Signum/Vectra and older VW fight Sharan with high frequency of breakdown.

Battery problems are the most common

The over 2.4 million of road rescue service are data base for the breakdown statistics in the year 2015. This is the so-called breakdown figure, calculated from the number of breakdowns of a model per year, based on per thousand vehicles. In addition to the results for each model (see our picture gallery as a infographic for details) the ADAC released also details the kind of breakdowns. Of them, battery problems accounted for more than one-third (35.7%, increase of 1.5 percentage points compared to the previous year). The danger of a striking battery is highest in the sixth and seventh "year" a car, because the first battery in the average is as old.

The older the car, the more frequently the bloopers

This is followed by problems with the engine management system (15.2 percent) and other goofs around on the body, steering, brakes, suspension and drive (14.1 percent). Likely to need a road guard driver, enters with the age of the vehicle that lights up. Reached the top 14 cars. Afterwards, cars are obviously drawn from circulation or with lower annual mileage maintained as "Classic cars", ADAC again rarer gets. (sl)