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Ford Flex vs. Volkswagen Beetle Reliability Comparisons

You won't find Ford Flex or Volkswagen Beetle reliability information like this anywhere else. Actual repair frequencies, not just vague dots, to make it clear how much the Ford Flex and the Volkswagen Beetle truly differ in reliability.

These stats are promptly updated four times a year, to much more closely track Ford Flex and Volkswagen Beetle reliability as the cars age. Others tell you how reliable the Ford Flex and the Volkswagen Beetle 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 Ford Flex and the Volkswagen Beetle have been recently.

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Year Make/Model Repair Frequencysuccessful repair trips per 100 cars per year Compared to all models for the same year  
2013 Ford Flex   20 Flexes, 9.8 months of data per Flex, average 22600 miles

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2013 Volkswagen Beetle   18 Beetles, 7.9 months of data per Beetle, average 8900 miles

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2012 Ford Flex   12 Flexes, 10.7 months of data per Flex, average 31300 miles

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2011 Ford Flex 35 Flexes, 10.3 months of data per Flex, average 44800 miles43
50% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2010 Ford Flex 54 Flexes, 9.5 months of data per Flex, average 57300 miles

Possible common problems with HVAC actuators and rear brakes.
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80% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2009 Ford Flex 38 Flexes, 9.8 months of data per Flex, average 64700 miles

First model year. Possible common problems with HVAC actuators and rear brakes.
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60% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2001 Volkswagen Beetle   14 Beetles, 7.7 months of data per Beetle, average 109500 miles

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What People Are Saying about Reliability and the Ford Flex

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability and Durability of the Ford Flex

Ford Flex Reliability and Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2009 4dr SUV 262-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed automatic FWD
Pushing 98,000 miles. $300 wheel bearing is biggest/only problem so far.
Ford Flex Reliability and Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2009 4dr SUV 262-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed automatic AWD
Bummed out about the heating system.....not enough heat !!!! Set at 90 degrees, but it never gets there. When vehicle stopped in traffic, air temp in full heat position delines very noticeably...have had it to dealership twice for this problem, both und
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability and Durability of the Volkswagen Beetle

Volkswagen Beetle Reliability and Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2004 2dr Convertible 115-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Despite having an extended warranty the vehicle was in the shop so often it became too inconvenient to own.
2000 2dr Hatch 115-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
I bought this car as a "Certified Used". I replaced the main computer twice in the first 3 months. I have replaced 02 sensors every year, sometimes up to 3 a year. Repairs are expensive and required often.