Originally Posted by nigel52
Repair and breakdown support in France is important so Ssangtyong although good has a fairly small dealer network.
In that case you need to look at French Cars ;-) the French don't know anyone other than CitreonPeugeotRenault make cars...!
I've broken down once properly (limp home mode) with a car in the last 13 years (260,000miles). Couple of times I've had engine management lights but no limp and twice I limped but engine off and on fixed it temporary till I got a wiring harness fault fixed. Prior to that with much older cars (also petrol incidentally) I broke a fair few times. I'm not expecting my next car to be any worse. 300 miles in UK is a day trip for me.
With good breakdown cover I've never been concerned. Haven't had the 'pleasure' of European Breakdown though...