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 Year||Data Characteristics|
|2006||Chrysler / Dodge||300 / Charger / Magnum||1.1||62||345||5.6||10354|
|2005||Chrysler / Dodge||300 / Magnum||0.7||35||262||7.5||23156|
|2005||Chrysler / Dodge||Town & Country / Caravan||0.8||25||186||7.4||22263|
|2005||Ford / Mercury||Five Hundred / Freestyle / Montego||0.9||46||384||8.3||17203|
|2006||Ford / Mercury||Five Hundred / Freestyle / Montego||0.1||20||105||5.3||12410|
|2005||Subaru||Legacy / Outback||0.4||33||237||7.2||18371|
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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.
- Trips/Year -- average number of successful repair trips per year
- Vehicles -- number of vehicles for which owners provided data
- Months -- total number of months for which these owners supplied data
- Mon/veh -- average number of months of data per vehicle
- Odometer -- average odometer reading during these months, in miles
- Ninety-percent confidence interval -- range within which the results from nine out of ten such surveys would fall, displayed as thin lines in this chart:
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.
Everyone who helped make this second set of results possible, thank you.
The previous set of results can be viewed here.
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