We kind of surprise with that title too. We have really grown to love reporting on studies made by the Confused.com, a UK-based car insurance price comparison website. A couple of weeks back, that site brought us tremendous insight into what Britain’s hairdressers consider to be the right sort of car for their needs, and now we can report what the most unlucky car in UK.
Well, the answer should be obvious from the title and the picture we attached: the Honda FR-V four-door compact minivan. It able to load up 6 passengers and marketed in Europe and Japan from 2004 to 2009.
Gareth Kloet – the Confused.com’s Head of Car Insurance states, “Car accidents are rarely a result of mechanical failures: they are more often caused by human error or just bad fortune. It could be that drivers of this model happen to be more careless or reckless than other motorists. Or it could simply be that this group of road users has been particularly unlucky in the period when the data was collected.”
So, why in the world the Honda FR-V four-door compact minivan consider to the most unlucky? Well, of the 2,529 owners of the model those were involved in the study, 466 made more accident claims in the past five years, which is equal to a claim rate of 18.4 percent, or close to one in five. What we think is happening is that people who are less interested in driving well, are buying the cheap affordable minivan such the Honda FR-V four-door compact minivan, which could be interpreted as the FR-V being actually unlucky in the owners its gets.
Honda FR-V four-door compact minivan made on the first spot of the most unlucky car in UK, the runner up is Volvo XC90, while the third place belongs to Lexus RX. The Honda Jazz and Honda CR-V, Volkswagen Touran, Toyota RAV4, and the Mazda3 all place high in the study… and it proves out point to some degree.