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Are you ready for Halloween? Prepare to be scared!

Published: Wednesday 29th of October 2014 | Author: Holly | Category: Industry News

By taking the worst aspects of all cars on sale, car warranty specialist Warranty Direct have created their own ‘Frankenstein’ nightmare car – just in time for Halloween!

To come up with the worst elements of all cars on sale Warranty Direct analysed its 50,000 live policies to devise the monstrosity, dubbed the Horrific 40RR0R, by combining the worst-performing cars from each of the categories measured by its unique Reliability Index.

The index is calculated by measuring average cost of repair, frequency of failure, age and mileage. While the average car scores 100 in the Index, with the lower the score the better, this grim creation would be five times more unreliable, with a figure of almost 500.

The Horrific 40RR0R combines the suspension of an Audi RS6, the gearbox of a Jeep Grand Cherokee, the electrics of a Mercedes R-Class, along with the engine of a BMW M5 and the braking system of a Fiat Multipla to create what would be the most unreliable vehicle on the road.
David Gerrans, the managing director of Warranty Direct, said: "The Horrific 40RR0R is a bit of fun that will, thankfully, never be built, as it stitches together the cars that perform worst in each of the mechanical categories we measure.

"This large variety of vehicles that goes into the concoction proves how typically reliable cars can be dragged down by one poorly-performing part."

Does your car have any gremlins you need exorcising before Halloween? Call your local Concorde branch for help with suspension, gearboxes, engine rebuilds, cambelts, and diagnostics.

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