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What car do you most commonly see broken down?

  • 28-08-2021 9:37am
    Registered Users Posts: 26,182 ✭✭✭✭ freshpopcorn

    Either on the side of the road or up on a tow truck?

    For me it has to be the Opel Insignia.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,483 ✭✭✭ appledrop

    Snap, freshpopcorn, I was going to say the exact same!

    I also see a good few Land Rover Discovery's and relatively new ones aswell!

    Also a fair few Renaults /Citroën wouldn't know the models, but in fairness they tend to be older cars.

  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 42,306 Mod ✭✭✭✭ magicbastarder

    land rover/range rover are famous for their unreliability.

    worst in this list too, by an eyewatering margin (the gap between first and second last is 11.1%, and the gap between second last and last is nearly the same).

  • Registered Users Posts: 364 ✭✭ HerrKapitan

    I mostly see BMW or Audi, but I think it has a lot to do with a specific motor centre being nearby where they are being transported to.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,421 ✭✭✭ tabby aspreme

    Pal of mine in the towing business, and it's Discoverys, Range Rovers, and VAG cars, mostly under a year old, they seem to sort out the problems after that

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  • Registered Users Posts: 29,128 ✭✭✭✭ NIMAN

    Funny its a thing not seen as much as you used to, which I assume means most cars are getting more reliable over time?

    I have seen 3 cars on the back of a breakdown truck in maybe the last 12 months. IIRC they were an Insignia, a BMW and an Audi.

  • Registered Users Posts: 17,956 ✭✭✭✭ fryup


    i don't whether there broken down, or is it travelling salesmen/businessmen taking important calls/emails on the side of the road😐️

  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 88,670 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Capt'n Midnight

    The Australians have a saying. If you want to go into the Outback, take a Landrover. If you want to come back, take a Landcruiser.

  • Registered Users Posts: 580 ✭✭✭ kaahooters

    Poorly maintained ones.

  • Registered Users Posts: 180 ✭✭ Water2626262

    Re Land Rover I find you do see a lot of older models parked up with collapsed air suspension.

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