UK-based company Warranty Direct has revealed which is the UK’ “nightmare” car

UK-based company Warranty Direct has revealed which is the UK’ “nightmare” car.

The automotive specialist have analyzed their data to “concoct the monstrosity”, dubbed the Horrific 40RR0R, by combining the worst-performing cars from different categories. The Frankenstein machine has “the suspension of an Audi, the gearbox of a Jeep and the electrics of a Mercedes” and costs around 550 GBP (698 EUR) to repair it every time it breaks.

The company explains that almost two fifths of Audi RS6s “require a trip to the workshop to repair axle and suspension components each year”, while three in every 10 Mercedes-Benz R-Class vehicles report electrical faults. Gearbox problems seem to be rarer, but still more than one in ten Jeep Grand Cherokees will report gearbox problems annually. A quarter of BMW M5s require repairs to their engines, while the same proportion of Fiat Multiplas will experience braking system faults.

Warranty Direct managing director, David Gerrans, commented that "this large variety of vehicles that goes into the concoction proves how typically reliable cars can be dragged down by one poorly-performing part".

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Gallery: UK's 'nightmare' car has the engine of BMW M5 and the suspension of Audi RS6