Ireland doesn't have its own index of the reliability for cars. Information on how reliable second-hand cars are is patchy and often anecdotal - most people rely on the word of their local mechanic or accept the patter of sales personnel. However, Ireland's car market mirrors that of the U.K. and drivers there are quite willing to share their experience on the issues and problems they have with cars.
Autoexpress magazine conducts an annual survey of owners and this year it has had 50,000 responses from different car category owners. You can view the results here and discover why the usual names of Skoda, Honda, Toyota and Lexus are joined by a a very unexpected newcomer - a Dacia!