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Meet the world's worst car

Alright, this is not a real car but rather a hypothetical illustration of what the Dr Frankenstein of cars would actually be like but it is based real-world evidence.

To create this conception called the Monster Mk1, Warranty Direct in the UK used its Reliability Index, based on 50 000 live policies on cars aged five years on average, to find the worst components in the industry and put them together into one nightmarish car. Such a heap would have the following parts:

Warranty Direct should stick to its core business and refrain from designing cars, we think. This is its comical rendering of the Monster Mk1.

-Audi A8 Brakes

-BMW M3 Suspension

-MG TF Engine

-Land Rover Freelander Gearbox

-Mercedes-Benz V-Class Ignition

-Renault Megane Electrics

-SEAT Alhambra Air-conditioning

-SEAT Toledo Heating & Cooling systems

-Volvo C70 Steering system

The aforementioned Reliability Index measures car reliability by considering average cost of repair, frequency of failure, age and mileage.

The Monster Mk1 would, according to Warranty Direct, basically break down every other month and cost an average of £2050 (R22 260) to fix each year.

Overall, the abomination in question would 'boast' a Reliability Index figure of over 500 - more than five times that of the average car.

Motivating its choice of components, the company revealed that nearly 40 percent of BMW M3s require repairs to axle and suspension components alone each year, while the same proportion of Renault Meganes report an electrical fault.

One in five Land Rover Freelanders suffer transmission glitches each year and the same number of Audi A8s will need repairs to their brakes.

Close to a quarter of MG's TF sports cars will experience engine troubles and more than one in eight SEAT Alambras will need their aircon fixed during a typical year.

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