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Ford Flex vs. Volkswagen Beetle Reliability by Model Generation

Results are for year ending September 30, 2016. 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 and Model Percent of Average  
2013 - 2016 Ford Flex
59.7142857143% Best 142% Worst
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2009 - 2012 Ford Flex
43.1428571429% Best 113% Worst
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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. full 2009 Ford Flex review
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 full 2009 Ford Flex review
 

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

Volkswagen New 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. full 2004 Volkswagen New Beetle review
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. full 2000 Volkswagen New Beetle review