Warranty Direct, a UK company offering insurance cover against vehicle maintenance and repair bills, have revealed a terrible mutant vehicle which features the very worst of automobile engineering. The car is a composition of nine different vehicles, each lending the abominable car, dubbed the Monster Mk1, their components and parts which are most likely to break.
Of the cars which make up the Monster Mk1, there are a few surprises. For example, who would have guessed the brakes of the ultra-luxurious Audi A8 weren’t up to scratch, or that the BMW M3’s suspension was so unreliable that nearly 40 per cent of all M3’s require repairs to axle and suspension components each year!
SEAT is the only company to feature multiple times, with the Alhambra providing the luke-warm air-conditioning, and the Toledo lending the Monster Mk1 its refreshingly-cool heating system.
The problematic engine comes courtesy of a British manufacturer, who else, in the form of the MG TF’s four-cylinder unit. The transmission is from a Land Rover Freelander – apparently one-in-five Freelanders suffer from transmission problems each year.
Warranty Direct managing director, Duncan McClure Fisher, said of the company’s hideous creation: “The Monster Mk1 represents the worst-performing vehicles in every sector, from suspension to electrics, on our roads today.
“The wide range of cars included in our special blend highlights how mostly reliable cars can be dragged down by one problem part.”
Individual components of the Warranty Direct ‘nightmare car’:
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 and cooling systems
Volvo C70 – Steering system
The Monster Mk1 was created using Warranty Direct’s database of 50,000 live policies on cars aged five years on average.
Although it wasn’t intentional, the Monster Mk1 looks almost identical to the Ssangyong Rodius. The only difference being that the Monster Mk1 is a little better looking.
Source: Warranty Direct