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Mini Hardtop vs. Fiat 500 Reliability

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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 Make/Model Repair Trips Per 100 Cars Compared to all models for the same year    
2016 Mini Hardtop   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  13 Hardtops, 4.8 months of data per Hardtop, average 5600 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2015 Fiat 500 48
92.8571428571% 92.8571428571% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  30 500s, 9.2 months of data per 500, average 13200 miles
2015 Mini Hardtop 41
76.1904761905% 76.1904761905% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  49 Hardtops, 9.6 months of data per Hardtop, average 12600 miles

Includes 2014s (late intro).

 

2014 Fiat 500   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  11 500s, 8.7 months of data per 500, average 18600 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2014 Mini Hardtop 41
68.6813186813% 68.6813186813% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  49 Hardtops, 9.6 months of data per Hardtop, average 12600 miles

New design, spring introduction. Combined with the 2015.

 

2013 Fiat 500 52
81.0344827586% 81.0344827586% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  72 500s, 9.6 months of data per 500, average 27500 miles
2013 Mini Hardtop 30
37.684729064% 37.684729064% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  51 Hardtops, 9.3 months of data per Hardtop, average 28500 miles

 

2012 Fiat 500 38
53.4482758621% 53.4482758621% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  43 500s, 10.4 months of data per 500, average 42300 miles

First model year. Owners have been reporting fewer repairs once out of warranty.
2012 Mini Hardtop 63
100% 100% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  26 Hardtops, 8.8 months of data per Hardtop, average 34700 miles

 

2011 Mini Hardtop 73
85.5311355311% 85.5311355311% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  34 Hardtops, 9.2 months of data per Hardtop, average 47600 miles

 

2010 Mini Hardtop 66
75.2747252747% 75.2747252747% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  25 Hardtops, 8.8 months of data per Hardtop, average 64100 miles

 

2009 Mini Hardtop 65
54.3731778426% 54.3731778426% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  36 Hardtops, 9.3 months of data per Hardtop, average 65500 miles

 

2008 Mini Hardtop   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  24 Hardtops, 9.2 months of data per Hardtop, average 70200 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2007 Mini Hardtop   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  13 Hardtops, 9.3 months of data per Hardtop, average 71200 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2006 Mini Hardtop 68
51.8867924528% 51.8867924528% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  27 Hardtops, 9.8 months of data per Hardtop, average 81400 miles

 

2005 Mini Hardtop   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  23 Hardtops, 9.4 months of data per Hardtop, average 90500 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2004 Mini Hardtop   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  10 Hardtops, 8.8 months of data per Hardtop, average 107100 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2003 Mini Hardtop   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  17 Hardtops, 8.7 months of data per Hardtop, average 109400 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2002 Mini Hardtop   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  17 Hardtops, 8.7 months of data per Hardtop, average 109400 miles

* Small sample, members only.

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TrueDelta Reviews the Reliability And Durability of the 2015 Mini Hardtop

2015 Mini Hardtop Reliability And Durability: Neutral
YearComment
2015 The Mini Hardtop, the VW GTI, and the Ford Fiesta all have been the subject of more than their fair share of owner horror stories. At this point, all three models are too new to know how they'll hold up in the long run. As I write this, though, the 2015 GTI is better than average, the 2014-2015 Hardtop is about average, and the 2014 Fiesta is somewhat worse than average (we don't have enough participants for the 2015). full 2015 Mini Hardtop review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability And Durability of the 2015 Fiat 500

2015 Fiat 500 Reliability And Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 2dr Hatch 101-horsepower 1.4L I4
5-speed manual FWD
The car has had one failure so far in over 20K of mostly local driving only. One of the tire sensors failed, but I got a local tire shop to fix it and didn't waste a long drive to the dealer. My wife's old Honda had more failures and repairs per mile than either of my Fiat 500's - so I am pleased that they always work and drive perfectly every day like most decent modern cars. I was a bit worried since I'd owned Fiats in the past that were really NOT very good cars. But these new ones seem quite good. I think the dealer service is very poor in my opinion and will hurt sales in the long-run. These are not "main-stream" cars so how the dealers treat their few customers make a big impact on how the car is viewed and its success in the market. full 2013 Fiat 500 review
2015 Fiat 500 Reliability And Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2012 2dr Hatch 101-horsepower 1.4L I4
5-speed manual FWD
The other reason was sheer reliability. Lots of little things went wrong with the car, and a spotty dealer network meant each one took 3-5 hours out of my day. The shifter knob came off in my hand while driving. The steering shaft developed a "clunk" and needed fixing. Various bits of plastic trim came off. The seat got a little wobbly. All of this in the first nine months! full 2012 Fiat 500 review