A car, like any other complex mechanism, has many criteria by which it could be characterized. Some appreciate the design, others value the functionality and interior decoration, the third category of drivers give dynamics and controllability. However, all of the above (and much more) has almost no meaning if the car cannot boast of the main thing - reliability. And just as there are speed record holders on the market, there are also survivability champions here.
1. Renault Logan
When the question is in the wheels, and not in some kind of prestige or status, then it makes sense to pay attention to the good old "Logan" of the first generation. A simple, reliable, practical and very inexpensive car, with proper care, will serve faithfully for many years. In the secondary market, there are cars of this model with a mileage of 700 thousand km, which, at the same time, have not undergone a single major repair. If you manage to find a "firstborn" without corrosion and unbeaten, then you definitely shouldn't spare the money for the purchase.
2. Nissan Almera Classic
At one time, this Japanese car made a splash in the domestic market. Although the passions have subsided a long time ago, the machine still shows itself perfectly in business. In any case, if her owner was caring and responsible. For your money, this is a great option, even if you have small "sores" with electronics. And also "Almera" is a rare example of when an automatic transmission turned out to be many times more reliable than a mechanical one.
3. Toyota Corolla
In this case, we are talking about the "Corolla" of the ninth generation. Decent car for the money that is asked for it in the secondary market today. Unpretentious and quite reliable to himself, he shows himself well in business, even with the coveted "ten" behind him. With proper care, it will last the same amount. The weak point of the Japanese car is the manual transmission. Therefore, if you take this model, then attention should be focused on finding options with automatic transmission.
4. Toyota Prius
A car that in all fairness can claim the title of the first and only really popular hybrid car in Russia. The first problems appear with a car at an interval of 150-200 thousand kilometers. However, with proper attention and timely care, it will be able to travel almost the same amount without almost no problems (and additional financial costs). The weak points are the timing belt as well as the battery. The choice should be strictly a second generation car.
5. Toyota RAV4
Another "samurai", which for the majority of compatriots does not need any extra introduction. If there has never been a RAV4, then you should pay attention to the second generation cars in the back of the XA20. It is recommended to give preference to models with a less powerful power unit with a volume of 1.8 liters. With the 2.0 and 2.4 liter units, the RAV has a number of problems. But the four-wheel drive and 1.8 are almost a Swiss watch made by the automotive industry.
6. Honda CR-V
At one time, this car was positioned as one of the best alternatives for the already mentioned RAV4. It was the CR-V that was one of the first among the cars with plug-in all-wheel drive. At the same time, cars of the second generation are incredibly reliable. They can easily serve 200 thousand kilometers, dispensing with major repairs. The strong point of such Honda was and is the engines, while the weak point is the automatic transmission.
7. Mazda 3 BK
Mazda 3 appeared on the domestic market more than 17 years ago. Despite its considerable age, this car is still relevant due to its prohibitive endurance and reliability. They remember and love the "troikas" primarily due to one of the best anti-corrosion treatments of the body in the history. The red spots on this car are something out of the ordinary.
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