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Year Make/Model Repair Frequencysuccessful repair trips per 100 cars per year Compared to all models for the same year  
2014 Ford Flex   17 Flexes, 4.9 months of data per Flex, average 13800 miles

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2013 Ford Flex 25 Flexes, 9.9 months of data per Flex, average 32800 miles44
50% 50% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2013 Volkswagen Beetle   17 Beetles, 9.1 months of data per Beetle, average 13500 miles

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2012 Ford Flex   14 Flexes, 9.1 months of data per Flex, average 40900 miles

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2011 Ford Flex 40 Flexes, 9.4 months of data per Flex, average 61000 miles45
40% 40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2010 Ford Flex 51 Flexes, 9.7 months of data per Flex, average 68100 miles

Possible common problems with HVAC actuators and rear brakes.
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90% 90% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2009 Ford Flex 35 Flexes, 9.8 months of data per Flex, average 71100 miles

First model year. Possible common problems with HVAC actuators and rear brakes.
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30% 30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2001 Volkswagen Beetle   10 Beetles, 6.5 months of data per Beetle, average 100600 miles

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Ford Flex vs. Volkswagen Beetle Reliability Comparisons

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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.

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 287-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable 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 287-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable 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 turbocharged 105hp 1.2L I4
7-speed automated manual 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.