'Mondeo Man' is still king of the road
'Mondeo Man' is still king of the road

The average Ford Mondeo owner covers more miles on UK roads than any other vehicle, a survey by warranty specialists Warranty Direct has revealed.

The research shows that on average ‘Mondeo Men’ cover 15,000 miles per year, compared to the national average of some 12,000 miles.

With a warranty claim rate of just 15 percent the Mondeo is also shaping up to be one of the most reliable cars money can buy.

Other cars topping the table include VW’s Passat and the Audi A6 – both covering in excess of 14,000 miles per year on average.

At the bottom of the table comes the Mazda 2, covering an average yearly mileage of just 6,500 miles.

While it will come as no surprise to garage owners that they’re likely to see more Mondeos on their forecourts than Mazdas, it’s helpful to see that many of the highest-mileage cars are also the ones to require the least maintenance work.

The only exception to that rule seems to be VW’s Passat, which according to Warranty Direct has a 44 percent chance of developing a fault. Ouch…

Published by Darrenmoss

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