Volkswagen Beetle vs. BMW 5-Series Reliability Comparisons
You won't find Volkswagen Beetle or BMW 5-Series reliability information like this anywhere else. Actual repair frequencies, not just vague dots, to make it clear how much the Volkswagen Beetle and the BMW 5-Series truly differ in reliability.
These stats are promptly updated four times a year, to much more closely track Volkswagen Beetle and BMW 5-Series reliability as the cars age. Others tell you how reliable the Volkswagen Beetle and the BMW 5-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 Volkswagen Beetle and the BMW 5-Series have been recently.
Volkswagen Beetle and BMW 5-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 Volkswagen Beetleblog comments powered by Disqus
What Our Members Are Saying about Volkswagen Beetle Reliability and Durability
|Reliability and Durability of the Volkswagen Beetle: 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.|
What Our Members Are Saying about BMW 5-Series Reliability and Durability
None of our members have yet commented on the reliability and durability of the BMW 5-Series.