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Vehicle Reliability Survey Results: "Times in the Shop"

These are results from TrueDelta's Vehicle Reliability Survey (description of the research process).

At this early stage, sample sizes and the number of models are small. So only one stat is provided, Times in the Shop, the average number of successful repair trips per year (yellow column in the table).

However, results will be updated every three months, and each time both the sample sizes and the number of models will grow (list of models in the pipeline). When sample sizes allow it, TrueDelta will report additional, more detailed stats in a more user-friendly format.

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Vehicle Reliability Survey Results: year ending December 2006
Repair Trips per YearData Characteristics
YearMakeModelTrips/YearVehiclesMonthsMon/VehOdometer
2005AcuraTL0.2252078.312382
2006BMW3-Series0.2221366.211103
2006ChevroletHHR1.1221406.416064
2006Chrysler / Dodge300 / Charger / Magnum1.1623455.610354
2005Chrysler / Dodge300 / Magnum0.7352627.523156
2007DodgeCaliber0.7361694.77024
2005Chrysler / DodgeTown & Country / Caravan0.8251867.422263
2005Ford / MercuryFive Hundred / Freestyle / Montego0.9463848.317203
2006Ford / MercuryFive Hundred / Freestyle / Montego0.1201055.312410
2006FordFusion0.5281194.38630
2006HondaAccord0.3321795.68922
2006HondaCivic0.8301936.49337
2002HondaOdyssey0.720904.556344
2005HondaOdyssey0.7272107.818638
2006HondaOdyssey0.3331735.210301
2006HyundaiSonata0.4302006.710840
2005HyundaiTucson0.4322056.418234
2005MazdaMazda30.3221758.018680
2006MazdaMazda30.3311655.38642
2005SubaruLegacy / Outback0.4332377.218371
2007ToyotaCamry0.3231094.77248
2005ToyotaPrius0.7291013.526089
2006ToyotaPrius0.2431834.38142
2006ToyotaRAV40.4411754.36617
2006ToyotaSienna0.1251315.29191
2006VolkswagenJetta0.5432936.814167
2006VolkswagenPassat0.6362065.79447
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Notes

The "2006 Jetta" also includes 2005.5s. TrueDelta's analyses place half-year cars in the following year.

Without a trunk fit issue that affects only the Charger, the result for the large Chrysler cars is 1.0.

Definitions

Currently wide, the confidence intervals will shrink as the sample sizes and the number of months per vehicle grow. Even now, clear patterns are evident. Asian models tend to have lower repair rates, while first-year designs tend to have higher ones. But the absolute differences are not large. Even the least reliable models in the sample still averaged only a bit over one trip to the shop per year.

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