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Mazda2, Mazda3 Top German Reliability Survey

January 29th, 2008



 

Mazda has taken first and second places in a German reliability survey that analysed over 9 million inspections of 194 different models across 160 criteria.

• Seven million inspections of 194 different models
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• Autobild’s TÜV Report one of Europe’s most important publications for used cars

Mazda has taken first and second places in a German reliability survey that analysed over 9 million inspections of 194 different models across 160 criteria.

The Mazda3 came first with almost no defects or faults, closely followed by the Mazda2.

This outstanding result gives the Mazda brand the coveted “Golden Badge” award from Germany’s TÜV Technical Inspection Agency for the first time.

The TÜV survey gives clear insight into the build quality and reliability of new cars, and is also highly influential with buyers of second-hand cars in Germany as it gives a clear picture of the quality and condition of vehicles of a certain age.

In the category for vehicles two to three years old, Mazda3 prevailed with a defect quota of only 1.2 percent, followed closely by the Mazda2 with only 1.4 percent. Coming in third and fourth were the VW Golf and Ford Fusion (2.2 percent each), and the Honda Jazz (2.3 percent).

“This year’s TÜV Report is further confirmation that Mazda quality and reliability is top notch,” said Doug Dickson, Managing Director of Mazda Australia.

“Our Stylish, Insightful and Spirited strategy is about building the best value drivers’ cars. It’s equally important to our customers that our cars are also world’s best for quality and reliability, and this award is proof of that.”


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