A colleague gave me a copy of the Which? reliability survey today. Quite interesting - even though it is 'last' years (I guess a new one will be out in the Spring). Broadly, Which? measure reliability and overall satisfaction separately, as well as splitting cars up to three years old and cars over three years old. They also categorise 'faults' into different categories depending on how serious they are. So, the top line - and some interesting comments are: - Honda is the most reliable manufacturer, but comes second overall as a brand to Lexus due to Lexus having a higher satisfaction score. - BMW comes third, even though reliability "...isn't the best" due to customer satisfaction. Weird, as I wouldn't be satisfied with an unrealible car, but still, it takes all sorts! - Audi comes fifth, but again reliability is cited as poor, "Audi only offers a three year 60k mile warranty, and reliability slumps soon after this point." No kidding! - VW comes tenth, with disappointing reliability again noted. Without going into all other brands, what is consistent is that Japanese brands have better reliability, but their overall scores are often lower than German brands with poor reliability as customers are so 'satisfied' with their purchase. WTF?! Anyway, JUST reliability for individual types is as follows (the survey breaks it down do you can see reliability and 'overall satisfaction' separately): -Supermini: the Jazz Hybrid comes second, with the normal Jazz third for cars up to 3 years (behind the Citroen C1!). Over 3 years, the Jazz is top. - Medium cars: the petrol Civic and the diesel Civic are mid-table only up to 3 years, but the diesel is sixth for over 3 years with the petrol tenth. Interesting... Large car: the 8th Generation Accord comes tenth up to 3 years, although the Insight comes third. Over 3 years the Accord comes just below mid-table, which is a surprise for me. Petrol and diesel weren't separated. SUV: the petrol 4th Generation CR-V comes top - by a distance. The diesel is well below half way (25th) with the comment, "...it (the diesel) is beset by high repair costs caused by problems with the exhaust and cooling system." Over 3 years the 3rd Generation CR-V comes second in petrol form and fifth as a diesel. MPV: the FR-V comes second for cars over 3 years, with surface rust noted as a minor issue. That was it for Honda - there was no mention of S2000, CR-Z or Legend, I assume to to a sample response too small to merit inclusion. Some interesting findings, and I thought worth sharing.