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2000 - 2005 BMW 3-Series Repair Frequencies

Results are for year ending March 31, 2018. 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    
2005 BMW 3-Series   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  19 3-Series, 10.3 months of data per 3-Series, average 102600 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2005 BMW M3   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  11 M3s, 10.4 months of data per M3, average 92500 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2004 BMW 3-Series 118
74.8979591837% 74.8979591837% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  48 3-Series, 8.5 months of data per 3-Series, average 142600 miles

Average odometer reading much lower for the M3.
2004 BMW M3   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  10 M3s, 10.2 months of data per M3, average 119000 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2003 BMW 3-Series 93
46.7032967033% 46.7032967033% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  29 3-Series, 9.4 months of data per 3-Series, average 145400 miles

Average odometer reading much lower for the M3.
2002 BMW 3-Series   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  23 3-Series, 4.1 months of data per 3-Series, average 141500 miles

* Small sample, members only.

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