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Fiat and Range Rover head accident repair survey

A MAJOR survey of thousands of fleet car accidents has revealed that the cheapest company cars to repair are Fiats and Range Rovers. Most expensive are Honda and Mazda which cost nearly twice as much to repair as the mainstream fleet cars.

The statistics have been produced by VELO Insurance Services which claims to have the most comprehensive insurance and accident management service in the UK with over 50,000 vehicles on accident and insurance management and 18,000 more on other fleet management and financing services, including contract hire.

The first survey (Fleet News January 26) included car crime incidents, but following requests from manufacturers for purer data the latest table only relates to accidents. Costs include parts and labour but also take in an element of driver skills and attitudes. It could show Jaguar drivers drive more slowly than BMW drivers, for example. Once again the survey has looked at 25,000 accidents over a 12 month period, and rolled forward three months from the first survey. The minimum sample size was 100 vehicles repaired rising to a maximum of 6,400.

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