In late 2005 I started conducting reliability research. I'm reporting absolute stats like "trips to the shop" that will make the differences between cars much clearer. I'll also be updating results four times a year, so there will be information on new models sooner. I am very grateful that the owner of this forum has seen the value of this research and agreed to help out.
Participants report repairs the month after they occur on a one-page survey. When there are no repairs, they simply report an approximate odometer reading four times a year, at the end of each quarter.
To encourage participation, anyone who helps provide the reliability data will have free access to the results.
For the details, and to sign up:
Comments and questions very welcome.
Modified by mkaresh at 7:38 AM 7/21/2007