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Volkswagen Beetle Reliability

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Results are for year ending March 31, 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    
2013 Volkswagen Beetle   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  15 Beetles, 8.9 months of data per Beetle, average 22000 miles

* Small sample, members only.

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Volkswagen Beetle Reliability

You won't find Volkswagen Beetle reliability information like this anywhere else. Actual repair frequencies, not just vague dots. So you can tell how much the Volkswagen Beetle truly differs from competing car models in reliability.

These stats are promptly updated four times a year, to much more closely track Volkswagen Beetle reliability as the cars age. Others tell you how reliable the Volkswagen Beetle was 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 Volkswagen Beetle has been recently.

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

Volkswagen Beetle Reliability and Durability: Cons
2004 2dr Convertible 115-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic 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.