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NEED AN SUV THAT'S A-OK? GET AN HR-V; HORMONALLY YOURS HONDA TOPS FOR DURABILITY.

Byline: PHIL LANNING reporters@dailyrecord.co.uk

THE car dubbed the Hormone Replacement Vehicle is the SUV most likely to keep your drive going in the winter.

Honda's HR-V will keep you on the road longer than any other SUV after outperforming more illustrious rivals in a survey.

Warranty Direct analysed their 50,000 live policies, using the company's unique reliability index (www.reliabilityindex.com) to measure overall reliability by combining rate of failure, average mileage, age and repair cost.

Honda's HR-V models from 1999 to 2006 - available used from PS2000 - performed better than other SUVs, with only one in 10 recording a fault in the last 12 months.

The Suzuki Jimny was second, with one in five breaking down.

While the average SUV repair bill is PS420, Warranty Direct say that costs can soar as high as PS16,000.

The 10 best performing SUVs are dominated by Japanese and Korean manufacturers, although Volvo is cheapest to fix.

Scots ex-British Touring Car champion of the Honda Yuasa Racing Team Gordon Shedden said: "I'm not surprised by the findings. This is a firm obsessed with reliability and attention to detail."

Warranty Direct boss David Gerrans said: "SUVs are fairly expensive to run but our study shows that there are reliable SUVs available which are not too costly."

? HONDA will unveil a new model of their compact SUV HR-V at the Geneva Motor Show on Tuesday.

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