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Volkswagen Beetle vs. BMW 5-Series Reliability by Model Generation

Results are for year ending June 30, 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 - 2016 BMW 5-Series Reliability by Generation2014 - 2016 BMW 5-Series
40.2857142857% Best 108% Worst
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2011 - 2013 BMW 5-Series Reliability by Generation2011 - 2013 BMW 5-Series
62% Best 146% Worst
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2004 - 2010 BMW 5-Series Reliability by Generation2004 - 2010 BMW 5-Series
88.2857142857% Best 192% Worst
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What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability And Durability of the Volkswagen New Beetle

Volkswagen New Beetle Reliability And Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2004 2dr Convertible 115-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Despite having an extended warranty the vehicle was in the shop so often it became too inconvenient to own. full 2004 Volkswagen New Beetle review
2000 2dr Hatch 115-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
I bought this car as a "Certified Used". I replaced the main computer twice in the first 3 months. I have replaced 02 sensors every year, sometimes up to 3 a year. Repairs are expensive and required often. full 2000 Volkswagen New Beetle review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability And Durability of the Volkswagen New Beetle

Volkswagen New Beetle Reliability And Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2004 2dr Convertible 115-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Despite having an extended warranty the vehicle was in the shop so often it became too inconvenient to own. full 2004 Volkswagen New Beetle review
2000 2dr Hatch 115-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
I bought this car as a "Certified Used". I replaced the main computer twice in the first 3 months. I have replaced 02 sensors every year, sometimes up to 3 a year. Repairs are expensive and required often. full 2000 Volkswagen New Beetle review