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Ford Flex vs. Volkswagen Beetle Reliability

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Results are for year ending December 31, 2015. Only successfully completed repairs are currently included in the analysis. Routine maintenance, most wear items, recalls, and problems fixed with just a reflash or warning light reset are not included.
Year Make/Model Repair Trips Per 100 Cars Compared to all models for the same year    
2014 Ford Flex   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  19 Flexes, 8.9 months of data per Flex, average 16100 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2013 Ford Flex 41
70% 70% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  30 Flexes, 9.8 months of data per Flex, average 40600 miles
2013 Volkswagen Beetle   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  15 Beetles, 9.6 months of data per Beetle, average 18900 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2012 Ford Flex   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  12 Flexes, 9.8 months of data per Flex, average 46400 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2011 Ford Flex 41
50% 50% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  36 Flexes, 10.5 months of data per Flex, average 68700 miles

 

2010 Ford Flex 59
70% 70% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  47 Flexes, 10.4 months of data per Flex, average 73400 miles

 

2009 Ford Flex 42
40% 40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  38 Flexes, 9.8 months of data per Flex, average 80600 miles

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Ford Flex vs. Volkswagen Beetle Reliability Comparisons

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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.