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Year Make/Model Repair Frequencysuccessful repair trips per 100 cars per year Compared to all models for the same year  
2015 Audi A5 / S5   12 A5 / S5s, 5.4 months of data per A5 / S5, average 4400 miles

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2014 Audi A5 / S5 54 A5 / S5s, 8.6 months of data per A5 / S5, average 7700 miles10
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2013 Audi A5 / S5 104 A5 / S5s, 9.4 months of data per A5 / S5, average 18700 miles

Refreshed for this model year.
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0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2012 Audi A5 31 A5s, 9.0 months of data per A5, average 35700 miles26
20% 20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2012 Audi S5 53 S5s, 9.4 months of data per S5, average 32200 miles55
60% 60% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2011 Audi S5 51 S5s, 10.0 months of data per S5, average 44500 miles

Most of the cars in this sample are A4s or S4s.
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40% 40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2011 Audi A5 42 A5s, 10.1 months of data per A5, average 45000 miles

Most of the cars in this sample are A4s or S4s.
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50% 50% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2010 Audi A5 2.0T 36 A5 2.0Ts, 8.8 months of data per A5 2.0T, average 55100 miles

Most of the cars in this sample are A4s or S4s. Multiple reports of excessive oil consumption for the 2.0T engine. Some engines rebuilt with updated valves and piston rings.
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10% 10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2010 Audi A5 3.2 / S5 55 A5 3.2 / S5s, 10.7 months of data per A5 3.2 / S5, average 53400 miles

Most of the cars in this sample are A4s or S4s. Multiple reports of excessive oil consumption for the 2.0T engine. Some engines rebuilt with updated valves and piston rings.
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2009 Audi A5 / S5 37 A5 / S5s, 9.4 months of data per A5 / S5, average 57200 miles

Most of the cars in this sample are A4s. Multiple reports of excessive oil consumption for the 2.0T engine. Some engines rebuilt with updated valves and piston rings.
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20% 20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2001 BMW Z3 31 Z3s, 9.3 months of data per Z3, average 83400 miles

Like other sports cars, low average odometer reading.
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0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2000 BMW Z3   18 Z3s, 10.7 months of data per Z3, average 83500 miles

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BMW Z3 vs. Audi A5 / S5 Reliability Comparisons

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These stats are promptly updated four times a year, to much more closely track BMW Z3 and Audi A5 / S5 reliability as the cars age. Others tell you how reliable the BMW Z3 and the Audi A5 / S5 were a year ago, when the cars were a year younger and had 12,000 fewer miles on them. Only TrueDelta tells you how reliable the BMW Z3 and the Audi A5 / S5 have been recently.

What People Are Saying about Reliability and the BMW Z3

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability and Durability of the BMW Z3

BMW Z3 Reliability and Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2000 2dr Convertible 106-horsepower 1.5L I4
5-speed manual FWD
Car of the year in 2000. Best Consumer Reports value for 5 years in a row for its class. Model Rating - Overall 4 stars Trim Rating - Overall 5 stars Appearance 5 stars Comfort 5 stars Performance 5 stars Reliability 5 stars
2000 2dr Convertible turbocharged 244hp 2.3L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
I got over a 150K miles and only minor items less then $500 dollars on repairs other then tires and brakes
BMW Z3 Reliability and Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2000 2dr Convertible 210-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic RWD
I experienced continued problems with the A/C system and the engine cooling system. Also, the rag top did not hold up well and developed a leak.
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability and Durability of the Audi A5 / S5

Audi A5 / S5 Reliability and Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2010 2dr Coupe turbocharged 220hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual AWD
Questionable Audi reliability.
2009 2dr Coupe turbocharged 177hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed manual AWD
Reliability is questionable. Engine has already stopped on idle rpm once right after a start-up, oil level was temporarily unavailable on display, one of the headlights is no longer waterproof (moist inside). Odometer is currently only 4000 miles.
2008 2dr Coupe supercharged 333hp 3.0L V6
6-speed manual AWD
I have had this car repaired over 10 times. Clutch (multiple times), door electronics, dealer incompetence, Catalytic converter, misfires, power window issues, A/C freezing issues all before 45k miles.