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Year Make/Model Repair Frequencysuccessful repair trips per 100 cars per year Compared to all models for the same year  
2000 Honda Civic 25 Civics, 7.9 months of data per Civic, average 143400 miles48
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2001 Honda Civic 39 Civics, 6.9 months of data per Civic, average 162000 miles

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80
30% 30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2002 Honda Civic 47 Civics, 8.7 months of data per Civic, average 129200 miles70
20% 20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2003 Honda Civic 40 Civics, 7.6 months of data per Civic, average 129500 miles55
10% 10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2004 Honda Civic 46 Civics, 8.9 months of data per Civic, average 139600 miles59
20% 20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2005 Honda Civic 36 Civics, 8.9 months of data per Civic, average 116900 miles60
20% 20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2006 Honda Civic 68 Civics, 9.0 months of data per Civic, average 123400 miles

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30% 30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2007 Honda Civic 67 Civics, 8.1 months of data per Civic, average 101300 miles29
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2008 Honda Civic 79 Civics, 8.4 months of data per Civic, average 84500 miles31
10% 10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2009 Honda Civic 64 Civics, 9.3 months of data per Civic, average 71200 miles20
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2010 Honda Civic 44 Civics, 8.5 months of data per Civic, average 58300 miles32
20% 20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2011 Honda Civic 27 Civics, 8.7 months of data per Civic, average 43700 miles15
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2012 Honda Civic 80 Civics, 8.7 months of data per Civic, average 38300 miles

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10% 10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2013 Honda Civic 59 Civics, 8.6 months of data per Civic, average 16500 miles2
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2014 Honda Civic 32 Civics, 8.9 months of data per Civic, average 5500 miles8
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2015 Honda Civic   20 Civics, 3.8 months of data per Civic, average 4100 miles

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Volkswagen Passat Reliability Results through June 30, 2015

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Year Make/Model Repair Frequencysuccessful repair trips per 100 cars per year Compared to all models for the same year  
2000 Volkswagen Passat   11 Passats, 8.5 months of data per Passat, average 140100 miles

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2001 Volkswagen Passat   12 Passats, 10.8 months of data per Passat, average 131100 miles

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2002 Volkswagen Passat 28 Passats, 8.4 months of data per Passat, average 126500 miles72
20% 20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2003 Volkswagen Passat 33 Passats, 7.6 months of data per Passat, average 137900 miles86
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2004 Volkswagen Passat   23 Passats, 8.5 months of data per Passat, average 129400 miles

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2005 Volkswagen Passat   20 Passats, 9.3 months of data per Passat, average 126300 miles

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2006 Volkswagen Passat   24 Passats, 10.5 months of data per Passat, average 99600 miles

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2007 Volkswagen Passat 35 Passats, 8.5 months of data per Passat, average 98200 miles

Unclear why this repair frequency is higher than that for the 2006, but this has been the case for over a year.
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90% 90% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2008 Volkswagen Passat 46 Passats, 9.6 months of data per Passat, average 75100 miles60
40% 40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2009 Volkswagen Passat   15 Passats, 9.8 months of data per Passat, average 92300 miles

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2010 Volkswagen Passat 25 Passats, 9.3 months of data per Passat, average 57000 miles52
40% 40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2012 Volkswagen Passat gas 34 Passat gass, 7.8 months of data per Passat gas, average 40800 miles

Redesigned for this model year. Common problems with headlights and rattles. Multiple turbo failures reported for the TDI.
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30% 30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI 32 Passat TDIs, 10.0 months of data per Passat TDI, average 45800 miles

Redesigned for this model year. Common problems with headlights and rattles. Multiple turbo failures reported for the TDI.
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30% 30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2013 Volkswagen Passat gas 26 Passat gass, 8.6 months of data per Passat gas, average 23100 miles

Multiple turbo failures reported for the TDI.
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20% 20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2013 Volkswagen Passat TDI 55 Passat TDIs, 9.7 months of data per Passat TDI, average 32500 miles

Multiple turbo failures reported for the TDI.
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80% 80% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2014 Volkswagen Passat gas   17 Passat gass, 8.3 months of data per Passat gas, average 11100 miles

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2014 Volkswagen Passat TDI 26 Passat TDIs, 10.2 months of data per Passat TDI, average 15700 miles54
70% 70% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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Honda Civic vs. Volkswagen Passat Reliability Comparisons

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

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

What People Are Saying about Reliability and the Honda Civic

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability and Durability of the Honda Civic

Honda Civic Reliability and Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2011 4dr Sedan 197-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
This is my fourth Civic and they have proven reliability.
2011 4dr Sedan 140-horsepower 1.8L I4
5-speed automatic FWD
no problems
2010 2dr Coupe 140-horsepower 1.8L I4
5-speed automatic FWD
bulletproof reliability
2009 4dr Sedan 140-horsepower 1.8L I4
5-speed manual FWD
Reliable car.
2009 4dr Sedan 140-horsepower 1.8L I4
5-speed automatic FWD
Remains to be seen. Bought on basis of good reputation for this car.
2009 4dr Sedan 140-horsepower 1.8L I4
5-speed automatic FWD
excellent
2008 4dr Sedan 110-horsepower 1.3L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
Built well and appears to be solid at 10000 miles.
2008 4dr Sedan 140-horsepower 1.8L I4
5-speed automatic FWD
They have a well-deserved excellent reputation. I had one several years ago and it just kept going. Sold it with 134k with the original clutch. Replaced the water pump, a dash switch, and the horn in eleven years.
2008 4dr Sedan 140-horsepower 1.8L I4
5-speed manual FWD
There are many good cars in this regard, but Honda is again one of the leaders, as well as having the least expensive parts for maintenance and repair, according to a CAA Survey a couple of years ago.
2008 2dr Coupe 197-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
It is a low maintenance, low cost to own, and long lasting small vehicle that can be driven "worry free".
Honda Civic Reliability and Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2008 4dr Sedan 197-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
clutch should not go out in 9k miles
2007 4dr Sedan 197-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
little things go wrong
2007 4dr Sedan 140-horsepower 1.8L I4
5-speed automatic FWD
Had an oil leak at 27,000 miles that required warranty work. It was a known problem. On returning home I found the engine grounding strap had not been reattached.
2007 2dr Coupe 197-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
Came off the lot with many rattles and squeaks. Had to have both rear bearings replaced and had a third gear issue. Had to have transmission rebuilt to repair 3rd gear.
2006 2dr Coupe 140-horsepower 1.8L I4
5-speed manual FWD
Major rear suspension problems that Honda refused to correct under Warranty. Definately my last Honda. I had to replace the rear control arms out of my own pocket
 

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

Volkswagen Passat Reliability and Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2010 4dr Wagon turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
The Passat is a very solid and well-built car; our previous Passat was very reliable (if maintained properly).
2007 4dr Wagon turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
my last Passat lasted 190,000 miles never garaged it and the paint was still glossy after 11 years.
2006 4dr Sedan turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
History of reliability on all product models.
2006 4dr Sedan turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
In two years i never had any real problems with it.
2006 4dr Sedan turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
I have 98000 miles I have had to replace the turbo bypass valve 100bucks and thats it... just change the oil and air filter every 5 to 7k miles always use mobil 1.
2005 4dr Sedan turbocharged 134hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Very solidly built car.
2003 4dr Sedan turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
I bought two Passats at the same time. Both proved equally reliable without any major repairs.
Volkswagen Passat Reliability and Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2009 4dr Sedan turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed manual FWD
many breakdowns
2008 4dr Sedan turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Minor problems so far such as driver information computer information screen showing inaccurate readings, example reading for average miles per gallon bouncing around from 78 to 08.
2008 4dr Wagon turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
High maintenence costs when the car ages.
2006 4dr Sedan turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Not as reliable and trouble-free as its Japanese competitors.
2006 4dr Sedan turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
This was a used model, several years old, and had not held up well. Lots of rubber coated plastic bits were deteriorating, discoloration was common.
2005 4dr Wagon 190-horsepower 2.8L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Though garaged when not in use and with less than 60k miles, exhaust hangers had rotted through such that the exhaust pipe literally fell off the car while driving down the road. Additionally, neither rear window motor remains in working order.
2005 4dr Wagon 190-horsepower 2.8L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Buggy with a bad reliability record.
2004 4dr Sedan turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
VW have spotty reliability
2004 4dr Sedan turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
The 1992 VW we owned we could never be sure it would get us to our destination with out some thing happening to it. Things would fall off of it just sitting in the garage. The alarm system would go off as we drove down the street. It lost two hub caps.
2003 4dr Sedan turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
I disliked that every time I had to bring the car in for maintainance (less than 5000 mi)there was always something else to repair. Brakes on the rear lasted 7500 miles and front 15000 mi, and rotors had to replaced each time as well.