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In renting small cars overseas, it seems that the French have more mainstream automakers than many European countries.

At any rate, the 3 brands I see in rental fleets tend to be Renault, Peugeot, and Citroen.

I have driven the Peugeot 107 or 108 (about a decade ago) and, more recently, the Citroen C3.  I have a cousin who had a Renault Twingo about 15 to 20 years ago and they still exist, although they've been updated with time.

Is there a pecking order as to which French auto brand is better than the other?

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I think Citroen DS line is more luxurious and prestigious than the rest.  I kind of like Citroen, they always have been quirky and funky brand, making different cars than the rest.   I think Renault and Peugeot are more mainstream.  In the 90s Peugeot 205 GTi was a great hot hatch, not sure how good are the current versions are.

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12 hours ago, balthazar said:

Nope; they're all tied... for last place.

I'm not talking within Europe.

I'm talking among themselves.  I think Citroen might be making a comeback with their C# series.  They're popular.

I'm thinking the French cars are probably more reliable than FIAT or SEAT.

Citroen C3 - WITH air bump - can be had without

 

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Found this JD Powers Germany Brand reliability ranking.  Kind of interesting

2019 Germany Vehicle Dependability Study

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Odd...I would have expected Mitsubishi near the bottom rather than the top...

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6 hours ago, ykX said:

Found this JD Powers Germany Brand reliability ranking.  Kind of interesting

2019 Germany Vehicle Dependability Study

Thanks for this table.  Various expected and unexpected things:

Hyundai, Opel (Germany's "GM"), and Toyota do well and Nissan is the lowest ranked Japanese brand (ok)

Fiat and Mini are toward the bottom of the heap (ok)

The French brands are below average but, overall, better than the expensive German brands (the latter are complicated)

Smart and Ford fare better than average (strange)

SEAT (Spanish subsidiary of FIAT or similar relationship) is highly ranked while FIAT is not (strange)

According to this, the slightly more reliable French brand is Peugeot

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