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Volkswagen CC vs. BMW X3 Reliability

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Results are for year ending December 31, 2015. 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    
2015 BMW X3   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  17 X3s, 8.7 months of data per X3, average 6200 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2014 BMW X3   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  23 X3s, 10.0 months of data per X3, average 18500 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2013 BMW X3 27
30% 30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  29 X3s, 9.3 months of data per X3, average 31800 miles
2013 Volkswagen CC 30
30% 30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  26 CCs, 9.2 months of data per CC, average 33300 miles

 

2012 BMW X3   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  20 X3s, 7.8 months of data per X3, average 39000 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2012 Volkswagen CC   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  22 CCs, 8.3 months of data per CC, average 51200 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2011 BMW X3 59
60% 60% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  27 X3s, 9.1 months of data per X3, average 45600 miles

Redesigned for this model year.
2011 Volkswagen CC   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  11 CCs, 10.3 months of data per CC, average 63800 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2010 Volkswagen CC 92
100% 100% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  26 CCs, 10.0 months of data per CC, average 74300 miles

 

2009 Volkswagen CC   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  15 CCs, 10.1 months of data per CC, average 74300 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2008 BMW X3   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  14 X3s, 9.2 months of data per X3, average 70400 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2007 BMW X3 121
100% 100% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  27 X3s, 8.8 months of data per X3, average 91600 miles

 

2006 BMW X3   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  11 X3s, 8.9 months of data per X3, average 99400 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2004 BMW X3   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  13 X3s, 6.0 months of data per X3, average 120300 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

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Volkswagen CC vs. BMW X3 Reliability Comparisons

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These stats are promptly updated four times a year, to much more closely track Volkswagen CC and BMW X3 reliability as the cars age. Others tell you how reliable the Volkswagen CC and the BMW X3 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 CC and the BMW X3 have been recently.

What People Are Saying about Reliability and the Volkswagen CC

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

Volkswagen CC Reliability and Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2012 4dr Sedan turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
Very Reliable and dependable, Ive had 50,000 miles on it never had to take it back to the dealership for something annoying o rattles or squeks or vibrations
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability and Durability of the BMW X3

BMW X3 Reliability and Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2008 4dr SUV 260-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Not a single issue in over three years of ownership. SA at BMW store stated X3s have much fewer problems than most other BMW vehicles.
2006 4dr SUV 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
I’ve only encountered the most minor problems – a bad airbag sensor in a seat and a bad Sirius radio tuner. Otherwise, it’s been problem-free driving for almost 30K miles.
2006 4dr SUV 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
not lots of gizmos and trinkets to break - interior simple and well made - even at high mileage it looks new! switches, buttons all high quality
BMW X3 Reliability and Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2009 4dr SUV 260-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Ride qualities have necessitated two visits to the dealership along with one two-night stay in the first month of ownership. The tailgate latch has begun to stick where it will neither open or close completely.
2008 4dr SUV 260-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
After a long trip, a downshift in the driveway from 2nd to 1st was missed accompanied by slippage and loud noises. In test drive around the neighborhood it continued. Next morning was ok. Dealer unable to find any computer log of event.
2004 4dr SUV 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual AWD
Frequent expensive repairs from past experiance