What Is The Cheapest Hatchback To Maintain?

Wed 12th Sep 2018

Volkswagen, Vauxhall and Ford may be dominating the hatchback market in the UK and while all three are competitive on price, which is the car that is most economical to repair?

According to WhoCanFixMyCar, the Volkswagen Polo has the lowest average repair cost in the hatchback category, with an average repair bill of just £214.05, compared to the Ford Fiesta at £230.07 and the Vauxhall Corsa at £238.21.

Alistair Preston, co-founder of WhoCanFixMyCar.com, said: “We decided to compare the best-selling hatchbacks because often drivers struggle to decide which model to purchase. The cost of maintenance is increasingly becoming a larger factor in the purchasing decision, so we believe it’s useful to know which of the UK’s popular hatchbacks are the most expensive to maintain.

“Although it’s pretty tight between the brands in terms of average maintenance cost, there are some big differences when you look a little closer. The difference between the Golf and Polo is vast, something to consider if you can’t choose between the two models.”

He added: “Vauxhall come out expensive on some of the larger repair jobs too, so depending how old the vehicle is that you are purchasing you could get some unexpected repair bills.”

Volkswagen;s Golf came out at the other end of the scale on average repairs, with cambelts an issue, the data revealing that 13% of reported jobs on the Golf were for a cambelt change.