Auto Express's reliability ratings are based on our Driver Power survey of over 30,000 car owners. Ratings are the average for all owners of this car who responded. Individual owners’ ratings and comments appear below.
05-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Bought on price, which considering the level of kit, was remarkable, as a run around for my wife. Reliability was very important hence buying new and not only has it not boken down, it has not given any problems. A major plus for a car so small and cheap is that it's a 5 door, which helps offset the smallness of the car. Downside is a jiggly nride and a tiny boot. All in all, an amazing car for the price.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

We have owned the car for 6 months and had no issues or problems with it. one recall has been carried out and was not to our inconvenience. Low insurance costs, road tax exempt and a comprehensive 3 year service package make the car really appealing although fuel consumption is not as good as claimed and is a disappointment.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Well I just had a problem with exhaust sensor.but my main dealer solved this straight away. I save ł8 on congestion charge.road tax is free.and my fuel bill 82 pounds a month.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

No problems so far. Fuel economy not quite as good as expected. hope this may improve over time as the engine 'loosens up' with miles.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

No reliability issues. Low tax bracket and reasonably efficient. was warned by dealer to take official figures with a pince of salt.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Three monthes old dond 2000 miles no problems at the moment. Fuel not what they say in the handbook but still ok.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

More reliabile than the opal astra I had previously,. Other than car-shampoo that's about it.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Faultless, not let us down at all, not a squeak or a rattle from the interior. Excellent.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
55-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Good all rounder, great for a compact car which is reliable and economical

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

No problems so far. Not owned long enough to knpw full picture.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No mechanical faults have occured. Only paid for two services.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2008-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Always very reliable. Seem to use quite a lot of fuel.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

So far, no mechanical problems

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 3/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

So far no problems

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
06-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Very good car.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 3/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Good

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 3/5