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BMW 1-Series vs. Cadillac CTS Reliability by Model Generation

Results are for year ending December 31, 2017. 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 and Model % of Average Repair Frequency  
2014 - 2017 Cadillac CTS Reliability by Generation2014 - 2017 Cadillac CTS
92.8571428571% Best 200% Worst
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2008 - 2013 Cadillac CTS Reliability by Generation2008 - 2013 Cadillac CTS
53.4285714286% Best 131% Worst
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2008 - 2011 BMW 1-Series Reliability by Generation2008 - 2011 BMW 1-Series
38% Best 104% Worst
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What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability And Durability of the BMW 1-Series

BMW 1-Series Reliability And Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2008 2dr Coupe turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
Soild, no rattles, squeaks. full 2008 BMW 1-Series review
BMW 1-Series Reliability And Durability: Neutral
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2012 2dr Coupe 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
Had minimal problems in 2 years. A failed window lift was all full 2012 BMW 1-Series review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability And Durability of the BMW 1-Series

BMW 1-Series Reliability And Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2008 2dr Coupe turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
Soild, no rattles, squeaks. full 2008 BMW 1-Series review
BMW 1-Series Reliability And Durability: Neutral
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2012 2dr Coupe 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
Had minimal problems in 2 years. A failed window lift was all full 2012 BMW 1-Series review