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Nissan 370Z vs. BMW 5-Series Reliability

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Results are for year ending June 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    
2014 BMW 5-Series 11
3.71428571429% 3.71428571429% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  30 5-Series, 10.6 months of data per 5-Series, average 17600 miles

 

2013 BMW 5-Series 43
63.3004926108% 63.3004926108% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  32 5-Series, 8.8 months of data per 5-Series, average 32800 miles

 

2012 BMW 5-Series 25
24.6543778802% 24.6543778802% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  25 5-Series, 9.5 months of data per 5-Series, average 45600 miles

 

2011 BMW 5-Series 53
62.6984126984% 62.6984126984% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  39 5-Series, 9.8 months of data per 5-Series, average 56600 miles

First year for F10 5-Series.

 

2010 BMW 5-Series 65
73.8095238095% 73.8095238095% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  27 5-Series, 8.1 months of data per 5-Series, average 74400 miles

 

2009 BMW 5-Series   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  13 5-Series, 7.8 months of data per 5-Series, average 85200 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2009 Nissan 370Z   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  15 370Zs, 10.8 months of data per 370Z, average 51500 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2008 BMW 535   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  17 535s, 9.8 months of data per 535, average 97100 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2008 BMW 528 / 550 / M5 136
100% 100% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  40 528 / 550 / M5s, 7.5 months of data per 528 / 550 / M5, average 95400 miles

Refreshed. First year for the turbocharged six in the 535i. Common turbo failures.
2008 Nissan 350Z   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  10 350Zs, 9.9 months of data per 350Z, average 57300 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2007 BMW 5-Series 96
71.5496368039% 71.5496368039% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  26 5-Series, 8.7 months of data per 5-Series, average 113100 miles
2007 Nissan 350Z   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  11 350Zs, 10.7 months of data per 350Z, average 52200 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2006 BMW 5-Series 78
59.6103896104% 59.6103896104% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  33 5-Series, 9.8 months of data per 5-Series, average 103100 miles
2006 Nissan 350Z   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  15 350Zs, 8.2 months of data per 350Z, average 80700 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2005 BMW 5-Series   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  10 5-Series, 7.5 months of data per 5-Series, average 117800 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2005 Nissan 350Z   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  17 350Zs, 8.8 months of data per 350Z, average 65000 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2004 BMW 5-Series   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  17 5-Series, 9.5 months of data per 5-Series, average 113000 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2004 Nissan 350Z   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  19 350Zs, 8.8 months of data per 350Z, average 74800 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2003 BMW 5-Series 85
40.0542495479% 40.0542495479% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  27 5-Series, 8.4 months of data per 5-Series, average 111100 miles
2003 Nissan 350Z 61
22.6943942134% 22.6943942134% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  25 350Zs, 9.4 months of data per 350Z, average 112600 miles

First model year.

 

2002 BMW 5-Series 78
33.5978835979% 33.5978835979% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  30 5-Series, 8.2 months of data per 5-Series, average 124100 miles

 

2001 BMW 5-Series   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  21 5-Series, 7.8 months of data per 5-Series, average 128300 miles

* Small sample, members only.

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