Nissan LEAF vs. BMW 3-Series Reliability Comparisons
You won't find Nissan LEAF or BMW 3-Series reliability information like this anywhere else. Actual repair frequencies, not just vague dots, to make it clear how much the Nissan LEAF and the BMW 3-Series truly differ in reliability.
These stats are promptly updated four times a year, to much more closely track Nissan LEAF and BMW 3-Series reliability as the cars age. Others tell you how reliable the Nissan LEAF and the BMW 3-Series 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 Nissan LEAF and the BMW 3-Series have been recently.
Nissan LEAF and BMW 3-Series Reliability for the Year Ending Dec. 31, 2013
Any result under 5 repair trips per 100 cars is likely a result of the small sample size, and should be expected to increase in future updates.
New models often start out with high repair rates, and then improve as the manufacturer identifies and addresses common problems. MethodologyOnly 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.
An asterisk (*) marks results based on small sample sizes.
What People Are Saying about Reliability and the Nissan LEAFblog comments powered by Disqus
What Our Members Are Saying about Nissan LEAF Reliability and Durability
|Reliability and Durability of the Nissan LEAF: Cons|
|2011||4dr Hatch 107-horsepower Electric
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HOWEVER, what destroys this car as a purchase choice is one thing: The cutting corners and bad engineering decisions (political or otherwise) to make the car battery air cooled. This simply doesn't work very well in warmer climates.
The folks up in Seattle don't see this but where it gets above 95 degrees such as CALIF, TX, ARIZONA are the folks are starting to seeing this battery fade rapidly with pernament heat damage. Read about how to care for a LI-ON. We baby'ed this car battery for all the things we could, but the heat is getting it. This vehicle is edging toward being the orphaned 3rd car because it won't be long before it cannot do our simple 35 mile roundtrip commute. A very expensive loss for us.
Learn from this and DON"T BUY THIS CAR MODEL. Buy a Chevy Volt instead. We have that car too....and we fight over who drives it. It has a conservative approach...liquid battery management to keep the battery at its favorite temperature day and night, 24/7. That temperature is 70 degrees.
What Our Members Are Saying about BMW 3-Series Reliability and Durability
None of our members have yet commented on the reliability and durability of the BMW 3-Series.