The Skoda Octavia is the ‘UK’s most durable car’ according to DVSA statistics uncovered by MotorEasy.
There are more 250,000-mile-plus Octavias on the road compared with any other car. Second in the longevity stakes is the Volkswagen Passat with the Toyota Prius in third place.
According to the DVSA stats, there are currently 1,950 Octavias with a valid MOT showing 250,000 miles or more, with the test passed between 1 August 2018 and 31 July 2019.
That compares with 1,874 entries for the Passat, 1,742 for the Prius, 1,278 for the Mondeo, and 1,047 Golfs.
Other cars making up the top 10 are the Toyota Avensis, Audi A4, Mercedes-Benz E Class, Ford Galaxy and the Audi A6.
MotorEasy founder Duncan McClure Fisher said: “Finding a car that’ll run and run is the Holy Grail for most motorists on a budget.
“If you’re investing in a vehicle you want it to last as long as possible, and many of the cars in this list will also have been used in the taxi trade, too.
“And with more high-mileage examples on the road than any other car, the Skoda Octavia appears to have real staying power.
“It’s also slightly surprising that the Toyota Prius is in the top three.
“But when a car has such good fuel economy – around 80 miles to the gallon for the latest model – it’s no wonder Prius owners want to keep them on the road for as long as humanly possible.”
Source: ADI News
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