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Volkswagen CC vs. BMW X3 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    
2016 BMW X3   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  18 X3s, 6.3 months of data per X3, average 3800 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2015 BMW X3   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  16 X3s, 9.5 months of data per X3, average 8100 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2014 BMW X3 21
26.5714285714% 26.5714285714% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  26 X3s, 8.9 months of data per X3, average 21200 miles

X3 refreshed for this model year. Includes new X4.

 

2013 BMW X3 42
58.5714285714% 58.5714285714% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  30 X3s, 8.6 months of data per X3, average 33600 miles
2013 Volkswagen CC 31
37.619047619% 37.619047619% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  28 CCs, 9.6 months of data per CC, average 35700 miles

 

2012 BMW X3   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  15 X3s, 9.5 months of data per X3, average 43200 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2012 Volkswagen CC   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  20 CCs, 8.7 months of data per CC, average 53200 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2011 BMW X3 72
96.1224489796% 96.1224489796% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  28 X3s, 8.9 months of data per X3, average 47200 miles

Redesigned for this model year.
2011 Volkswagen CC   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  11 CCs, 9.1 months of data per CC, average 67500 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2010 Volkswagen CC 89
100% 100% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  27 CCs, 9.0 months of data per CC, average 75500 miles

 

2009 Volkswagen CC   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  14 CCs, 10.4 months of data per CC, average 78600 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2008 BMW X3   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  13 X3s, 9.8 months of data per X3, average 69300 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2007 BMW X3   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  21 X3s, 10.2 months of data per X3, average 92700 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2006 BMW X3   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  11 X3s, 9.6 months of data per X3, average 99500 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2004 BMW X3   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  13 X3s, 6.8 months of data per X3, average 118400 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

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Volkswagen CC vs. BMW X3 Reliability Comparisons

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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
Ive only encountered the most minor problems a bad airbag sensor in a seat and a bad Sirius radio tuner. Otherwise, its 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