View Full Version : Reliability survey makes good reading for Audi and Mercedes.

05-01-2005, 05:55 AM
Source: <A HREF="http://www.automotive-business-review.com/article_news.asp?guid=FCE97133-67CC-49FA-A937-BB8EF74F63A5" TARGET="_blank">http://www.automotive-business...F63A5</A><p><B>According to a survey from German auto breakdown company ADAC, the most reliable cars in five out of seven categories are either Audis or Mercedes, with the former taking top bragging rights with three first places.<br></B><p>29 Apr 2005, 15:14 GMT - If you are behind the wheel of an Audi A2, an Audi A6 or an Audi A4 Cabriolet, you are driving the most reliable vehicles in their respective classes, according to ADAC's breakdown statistics. Meanwhile, the Mercedes A-Class and M-Class are the most reliable in their respective categories. Citroen was also placed in the survey with Mazda, preventing a European whitewash.<p>Ominously, at a time when US cars are suffering from a bad press, no cars from the home of mass auto production topped a category.<p>The Audi A6 encountered the least problems in the highly prestigious field of the premium segment. This put the A6/S6 model series ahead of all its competitors for the third time in a row in the chase for the reliability Oscar, Audi beamed in a release. <p>In the small-car class, the A2 finished top, while for the first time, the A4 Cabriolet scored a victory in the sports car category. Mercedes' two cars won in the categories of lower middle class and SUVs, while the Citroen Xsara Picasso was the most reliable people carrier and the Mazda 6 topped the middle class.<p>Not doing so well were cars from Italy and France, excluding the Citroen Xsara Picasso. Fiat's Bravo, Brava and Marea; the Alfa Romeo 156; the Peugeot 206 CC and the Renault Espace all faired badly. Meanwhile, Japanese reputations were dented slightly as cars from the East Asian country mainly achieved mediocrity.<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Cozz at 9:06 AM 5/1/2005</i>

05-01-2005, 06:09 AM
<b>ADAC Breakdown Statistics for 2004: Mercedes Models Demonstrate Their Reliability</b><p>Stuttgart, Germany, April 28, 2005 Mercedes-Benz is one of the winners in this year's compilation of breakdown statistics by the German motorists' association ADAC. The brand¬Ěs passenger cars received top marks in three automotive categories. The Mercedes-Benz A-Class was the winner in the "Lower Mid-Range" category, making it the most reliable compact car on Germany¬Ěs roads, according to the breakdown statistics compiled by ADAC. The average breakdown rate for the 2004 models of the A-Class was only 2.3 per thousand. Equally impressive was the performance of the M-Class, which won top honours in the "Off-Roader" category. The average breakdown rate for the 2004 models of the M-Class was only 2.5 per thousand. The experts at ADAC were especially pleased by the models of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class and the S-Class, whose extremely low breakdown rates won them top spots in the "Upper Mid-Range/Luxury Class" category.<p>