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Volvo V50 vs. BMW 5-Series Reliability

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Results are for year ending September 30, 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    
2014 BMW 5-Series 22
26.9230769231% 26.9230769231% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  31 5-Series, 10.4 months of data per 5-Series, average 19700 miles

 

2013 BMW 5-Series 33
43.5960591133% 43.5960591133% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  31 5-Series, 8.3 months of data per 5-Series, average 35900 miles

 

2012 BMW 5-Series 16
10.0985221675% 10.0985221675% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  25 5-Series, 8.8 months of data per 5-Series, average 46700 miles

 

2011 BMW 5-Series 69
79.6703296703% 79.6703296703% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  39 5-Series, 9.4 months of data per 5-Series, average 58000 miles

First year for F10 5-Series.

 

2010 BMW 5-Series 75
88.4615384615% 88.4615384615% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  28 5-Series, 8.5 months of data per 5-Series, average 76200 miles

 

2009 BMW 5-Series   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  10 5-Series, 8.2 months of data per 5-Series, average 87800 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2008 BMW 535   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  15 535s, 10.5 months of data per 535, average 100200 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2008 BMW 528 / 550 / M5 115
100% 100% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  38 528 / 550 / M5s, 6.8 months of data per 528 / 550 / M5, average 96900 miles

Refreshed. First year for the turbocharged six in the 535i. Common turbo failures.

 

2007 BMW 5-Series 100
77.0935960591% 77.0935960591% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  29 5-Series, 7.5 months of data per 5-Series, average 112500 miles
2007 Volvo V50   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  11 V50s, 10.6 months of data per V50, average 99300 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2006 BMW 5-Series 81
65.9029649596% 65.9029649596% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  33 5-Series, 9.0 months of data per 5-Series, average 108600 miles
2006 Volvo V50   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  13 V50s, 9.5 months of data per V50, average 98900 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2005 BMW 5-Series   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  10 5-Series, 10.1 months of data per 5-Series, average 117100 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2005 Volvo V50 76
43.3901918977% 43.3901918977% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  25 V50s, 8.2 months of data per V50, average 123100 miles

 

2004 BMW 5-Series   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  15 5-Series, 10.3 months of data per 5-Series, average 114400 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2003 BMW 5-Series 100
54.7619047619% 54.7619047619% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  28 5-Series, 7.3 months of data per 5-Series, average 112500 miles

 

2002 BMW 5-Series 74
36.4970645793% 36.4970645793% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  29 5-Series, 7.8 months of data per 5-Series, average 123700 miles

 

2001 BMW 5-Series   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  16 5-Series, 7.3 months of data per 5-Series, average 123400 miles

* Small sample, members only.

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