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TrueDelta: Not Just Another Car Site

TrueDelta is a community of 103,000+ car owners who report on their real-life experiences with their vehicles.

You can take many surveys online. Nearly all are conducted for corporations. TrueDelta's quarterly car reliability survey is different: we conduct it to benefit members.

Why quarterly, when others are annual? Three reasons. So members can report repairs while their memories are fresh. To have reliability ratings on new car models sooner. And to track cars more closely as they age.

Want to really get into the details? We post the description of every reported repair.

However, we last conducted the quarterly survey in 2018, and stopped offering new free memberships. A couple rounds are being conducted in 2022, and these have made two things clear:

  • If the survey covers more than a quarter, people report far fewer repairs. Annual surveys cannot yield good info.
  • We need more participants.

So we are again giving free memberships to those who agree to help.

Whether we continue to offer new free memberships, and whether we resume the quarterly survey, depends on how many people join. You can help make this happen!

What Members Can Do that Guests Can't

  • Get unlimited access to all of TrueDelta's results, including additional reliability statistics not available to non-members. [details]
  • Average repair frequencies are the tip of the iceberg. It can be more helpful to know what percentage of cars required no repairs, and what percentage required three or more repair trips. Members get these "repair odds" stats.

    Also, you might care mostly about problems that can disable a car. Members can view stats that only include powertrain and chassis repairs.

    To see whether a car's reliability has been getting better or worse, members can view reliability trends.
  • Maintain repair, maintenance, and fuel economy records for your cars in one convenient location.
  • Share what you like and dislike about your cars.
  • Receive suggestions from other members about which car to buy, and provide suggestions to members seeking them.
  • Set up wish lists that allow you quickly access reliability and other information about cars you're interested in.

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