The TÜV checked more than nine million cars last year. A huge treasure trove of data that has been evaluated and summarized valuable guide for used car buyers is. You can find out here which models perform best in the overall evaluation with regard to the defect rate and which are worst: In the picture gallery, we show the three models with the lowest defect rate and the three with the highest from five age categories.
The full list of around 200 models can be found in the current TÜV report 2022 (Order now at the kiosk or online here). Both As in the previous year, two- and three-year-olds made it onto the podium as the winner in its segment and in the overall standings. In the first general inspection, only 1.5 percent of the vehicles fail. 97.3 percent of the GLC passed the TÜV test without defects, the average for all cars is 92.5 percent.
TÜV report 2022: Mercedes GLC, Audi Q2, Porsche 911 and Audi TT are top
The Audi Q2 does particularly well with the four- and five-year-olds. Only 2.1 percent fail in the second HU. Certainly beneficial: the Q2’s rather low mileage of 45,000 kilometers; the average of all vehicles of this age is 68,000 kilometers. Whether a car passes the HU depends not only on its genes – but also on how it is used and maintained in the workshop.
That also shows among the best among the six- and seven-year-olds: the Porsche 911 is often a second, third or fourth vehicle and a collector’s item on top of that. The donation of his solvent owners helps him as well as good systems, so that almost all 911s get through the third HU without defects.
The Audi TT is also a favorite of the inspectors. Only 7.7 percent diarrhea among nine-year-olds, 12.5 percent among eleven-year-olds. In two age groups, Audi’s little athlete, technically closely related to the VW Golf 5 and Golf 6, shows that it has what it takes to be an endurance runner.
The top three and the three weakest cars from all age categories we put below in the Picture gallery before.