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The Most Reliable Vehicle is...

Car shoppers often cite reliability as a key factor when deciding which vehicle to purchase. Consumer Reports has their annual reliability rankings, but that's based on customer feedback and can be sowewhat subjective. That's why it's important to combine that with objective data, such as CarMD's Reliability Study which was just released last week.

The study was based on 163,000 repairs performed as a result of a "check engine" light incident over a recent 12-month period. The repairs were performed by CarMD's network of certified automotive technicians.

The study ranked the top 100 most reliable vehicles, the most common repairs, and the average cost of the repairs. According to the study, the most reliable vehicle right now is the 2010 Toyota Corolla. Below, you'll find the top 10 list as well as the top 3 by category.

Top 10 Most Reliable Vehicles

CarMD Top 10 Most Reliable Cars

Most Reliable Vehicles by Category

Most Reliable by Category





3 Steps Every Car Buyer Needs to Take to Save Maximum Money

The key to getting the best deal is to gather price or lease bids from as many local dealers as possible. Then shop that best price around until no one can beat it. Here are the steps:

Step 1 Get Prices From My Trusted Network

Select the vehicle you're interested in to see if there are local dealers in my network who will provide you with their best upfront price. You will get direct access to an internet sales manager who you can further negotiate with online (no need to visit dealership).
Select Vehicle to Get Local Pricing

Step 2 Get Prices From TrueCar / CarsDirect

TrueCar, and CarsDirect are my top 2 online price quote recommendations. These services show you pre-negotiated prices from dealers closest to you - and the deals are usually pretty decent. But remember, you can still negotiate further.

Step 3 Complete my Checklist

Follow this up with my checklist to make sure you squeeze out every last bit of savings.
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About The Author

Gregg Fidan Gregg Fidan is the founder of RealCarTips. After being ripped off on his first car purchase, he devoted several years to figuring out the best ways to avoid scams and negotiate the best car deals. He has written hundreds of articles on the subject of car buying and taught thousands of car shoppers how to get the best deals.

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