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    There's a table key following the table that specifies that the average odometer is in miles. I need to modify this so that km are displayed to members logged in from outside the U.S. and the UK. With the fuel economy survey this has been done since the beginning.
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    We've updated the results for the 5-Series to include owner experiences through September 30, 2010. Other sources of car reliability information won't cover the months since April until the summer or even fall of next year.

    Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:

    2009: 31, better than average, more participants needed to split by engine

    2008 528/550/M5: 56, about average

    2008 535: 71, about average

    2007: 111, worse than average

    2006: 122, worse than average

    2005: 50, better than average, but very small sample size and results for other years suggest that this one is not accurate

    2004: 150, worse than average

    2003: 90, about average

    2002: 83, better than average

    2001: 234, small sample size; actual repair frequency probably lower but still worse than average

    2000: 117, about average

    1999: 128, about average

    Sample sizes small for all but the 2006, 2007, and 2008. This likely explains some inconsistencies from model year to model year. With more participants, we could provide more precise information and cover all model years.

    Thank you, once again, to everyone who has been helping. We'll have further updates in February and May.

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    We've updated the results for the 5-Series to include owner experiences through December 31, 2010. Other sources of car reliability information won't cover the months since April until the summer or even fall of this year.

    Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:

    2011: 68, about average, small sample size

    2009: 32, better than average, more participants needed to split by engine

    2008 528/550/M5: 51, about average

    2008 535: 60, about average

    2007: 106, worse than average

    2006: 97, about average

    2005: 86, about average, very small sample size

    2004: 148, worse than average, first year of E60, small sample size

    2003: 77, better than average, small sample size

    2002: 124, about average, small sample size

    2001: 215, worse than average

    2000: 118, about average

    1999: 181, worse than average, very small sample size

    Sample sizes small for all but the 2000, 2001, 2006, 2007, and 2008. This likely explains some inconsistencies from model year to model year. With more participants, we could provide more precise information and cover all model years.

    Thank you, once again, to everyone who has been helping. We'll have further updates in May and August.

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    We've updated our reliability stats for the 5-Series to include owner experiences through March 31, 2011.

    Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:

    2011: 62, about average, first year of F10

    2009: 53, about average, more participants needed to split by engine

    2008 528/550/M5: 63, about average

    2008 535: 50, about average, most fuel pump replacements now over a year ago

    2007: 97, about average

    2006: 86, about average

    2005: 132, worse than average, very small sample size

    2004: 127, worse than average, first year of E60, small sample size

    2003: 75, better than average, small sample size

    2002: 118, about average, small sample size

    2001: 192, worse than average

    2000: 124, about average

    1999: 191, worse than average, very small sample size

    We'll have further updates in August and November. With more participants we could provide more precise information and cover all model years.

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    We've updated our car reliability stats for the BMW 5-Series to include owner experiences through June 30, 2011.

    Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:

    2011: 41, about average, first year of F10

    2009: 60, about average, more participants needed to split by engine

    2008 528/550/M5: 74, about average

    2008 535: 61, about average, most fuel pump replacements now over a year ago

    2007: 87, about average

    2006: 106, about average

    2005: 162, worse than average, small sample size

    2004: 112, about average, first year of E60, small sample size

    2003: 90, about average, small sample size

    2002: 192, worse than average, small sample size

    2001: 173, worse than average

    2000: 105, about average

    1999: 240, worse than average, very small sample size

    We'll have further updates in November and February. With more participants we could provide more precise information and cover all model years.

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    Thinking about buying one.



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    Enjoy the bimmer. YOu'll love it I am sure. Let us know how the BMW experience goes.

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    That is, miles per year, I6 or v8 etc. I no staticians


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    We've updated our reliability stats for the 5-Series (on our redesigned site) to include owner experiences through September 30, 2011.

    Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:

    2011: 41, about average, first year of F10

    2009: 60, about average, more participants needed to split by engine

    2008 528/550/M5: 84, about average

    2008 535: 68, about average, most fuel pump replacements now over a year ago

    2007: 70, about average

    2006: 102, about average

    2005: 171, worse than average, small sample size

    2004: 123, about average, first year of E60, small sample size

    2003: 119, about average, small sample size

    2002: 159, worse than average

    2001: 157, worse than average

    2000: 98, better than average, small sample size

    1999: 240, worse than average, very small sample size

    1997: 197, worse than average, very small sample size

    Thank you, once again, to this forum and everyone who has been helping. We'll have further updates later this month and in May. With more participants we could provide more precise information and cover all model years.

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    Considering the bad quality of diesel here, I'm at 120k kilometres and will need to change turbo soon. But otherwise I could say I'm quite happy with e60 diesels

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    Always had experience with bimmers being really reliable.
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    We've updated our reliability stats for the 5-Series to include owner experiences through September 30, 2012.

    Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:

    2012: 11, better than average, small sample size

    2011: 24, better than average, first year of F10

    2010: 42, about average, small sample size

    2009: 57, about average, small sample size

    2008 528/550/M5: 92, worse than average

    2008 535: 95, worse than average, small sample size

    2007: 90, worse than average

    2006: 57, about average

    2005: 141, worse than average, very small sample size

    2004: 79, about average, first year of E60

    2003: 131, worse than average

    2002: 103, worse than average

    2001: 139, worse than average

    2000: 117, worse than average

    1998: 91, about average, very small sample size

    1997: 88, about average, very small sample size

    We'll have further updates in February and May. We'd love to provide more precise stats and cover more model years--just a matter of getting more owners involved.

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    We've updated our reliability stats for the 5-Series to include owner experiences through December 31, 2012.


    Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:


    2012: 8, low, small sample size


    2011: 21, low, first year of F10


    2010: 27, low


    2009: 52, moderate, small sample size


    2008 528/550/M5: 68, moderate


    2008 535: 51, moderate, small sample size


    2007: 77, moderate


    2006: 50, moderate


    2005: 109, high, very small sample size


    2004: 100, high, first year of E60


    2003: 111, high


    2002: 97, moderate


    2001: 105, moderate


    2000: 77, low


    1999: 40, low, very small sample size, seems too low to be accurate


    1998: 73, low, very small sample size


    Thank you, once again, to everyone who has been helping. We'll have further updates in May and August. The more owners participate, the more comprehensive and precise these will be.


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    you probably want rather new cars, huh?[img]http://www.****.info/hu7m.jpg[/img]

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    We've updated our reliability stats for the 5-Series to include owner experiences through March 31, 2013.

    Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:

    2013 5-Series: 0, low, small sample size
    2012 5-Series: 13, low, small sample size
    2011 5-Series: 17, low
    2010 5-Series: 65, moderate
    2009 5-Series: 51, moderate, small sample size
    2008 528 / 550 / M5: 74, moderate
    2008 535: 69, moderate
    2007 5-Series: 80, high
    2006 5-Series: 55, moderate
    2005 5-Series: 62, moderate, very small sample size
    2004 5-Series: 78, moderate
    2003 5-Series: 149, high
    2002 5-Series: 113, high
    2001 5-Series: 114, high, small sample size
    2000 5-Series: 94, moderate, small sample size
    1999 5-Series: 58, low, very small sample size
    1998 5-Series: 111, moderate, very small sample size

    We have two additional statistics, "Nada-odds" and "Lemon-odds", to indicate the percentage of cars with no repairs in the past year and those that required 3+ trips to the repair shop:

    2011 5-Series: 79, < 1
    2008 528 / 550 / M5: 58, 8
    2002 5-Series: 34, 11

    We'll have further updates in August and in November.

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    We've updated our reliability stats for the 5-Series to include owner experiences through June 30, 2013. (Another source is about 14 months behind.)

    Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:

    2013 5-Series: 0, low, small sample size
    2012 5-Series: 12, low, small sample size
    2011 5-Series: 25, low
    2010 5-Series: 76, high
    2009 5-Series: 66, moderate, small sample size
    2008 528 / 550 / M5: 80, high
    2008 535: 99, high
    2007 5-Series: 63, moderate
    2006 5-Series: 68, moderate
    2005 5-Series: 66, moderate, very small sample size
    2004 5-Series: 74, moderate
    2003 5-Series: 149, high
    2002 5-Series: 111, high
    2001 5-Series: 111, moderate, small sample size
    2000 5-Series: 117, high, small sample size
    1999 5-Series: 137, high, very small sample size
    1998 5-Series: 103, moderate, very small sample size

    We have two additional statistics, "Nada-odds" and "Lemon-odds", to indicate the percentage of cars with no repairs in the past year and those that required 3+ trips to the repair shop:

    2011 5-Series: 81, < 1
    2008 528 / 550 / M5: 57, 11
    2006 5-Series: 50, 4
    2002 5-Series: 35, 4

    We'll have further updates in November and February.

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    We've updated our reliability stats for the 5-Series to include owner experiences through September 30, 2013.


    Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:


    2013 5-Series: 20, low, small sample size
    2012 5-Series: 19, low, small sample size
    2011 5-Series: 40, moderate
    2010 5-Series: 99, high
    2009 5-Series: 43, low, small sample size
    2008 528 / 550 / M5: 88, high
    2008 535: 117, high
    2007 5-Series: 56, moderate
    2006 5-Series: 81, moderate
    2004 5-Series: 100, moderate
    2003 5-Series: 175, high
    2002 5-Series: 100, moderate
    2001 5-Series: 50, low, small sample size
    2000 5-Series: 73, low, small sample size
    1999 5-Series: 138, high, very small sample size


    We have two additional statistics, "Nada-odds" and "Lemon-odds", to indicate the percentage of cars with no repairs in the past year and those that required 3+ trips to the repair shop:


    2011 5-Series: 69, < 1
    2008 528 / 550 / M5: 50, 7
    2006 5-Series: 45, 7


    We'll have further updates later this month and in May. The more owners participate, the more comprehensive and precise these will be.


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    We've updated our reliability stats for the 5-Series to include owner experiences through December 31, 2013.

    Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:

    2013 5-Series: 22, low
    2012 5-Series: 44, moderate, small sample size
    2011 5-Series: 43, moderate
    2010 5-Series: 94, high
    2009 5-Series: 41, moderate, small sample size
    2008 528 / 550 / M5: 96, high
    2008 535: 117, high
    2007 5-Series: 65, moderate
    2006 5-Series: 95, high
    2004 5-Series: 94, moderate, small sample size
    2003 5-Series: 133, high, small sample size
    2002 5-Series: 79, moderate
    2001 5-Series: 77, low, small sample size
    2000 5-Series: 86, moderate, small sample size

    We have two additional statistics, "Nada-odds" and "Lemon-odds", to indicate the percentage of cars with no repairs in the past year and those that required 3+ trips to the repair shop:

    2011 5-Series: 72, < 1
    2008 528 / 550 / M5: 39, 4
    2006 5-Series: 30, 4

    We'll have further updates in May and in August. The more owners participate, the more comprehensive and precise these will be.

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    Our reliability stats for the 5-Series now include owner experiences through March 31, 2014, making them nearly a year ahead of other sources.

    Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:

    2013 5-Series: 26, low
    2012 5-Series: 46, moderate, small sample size
    2011 5-Series: 43, moderate
    2010 5-Series: 63, moderate
    2009 5-Series: 71, moderate, small sample size
    2008 528 / 550 / M5: 85, high
    2008 535: 115, high
    2007 5-Series: 54, moderate
    2006 5-Series: 100, high
    2004 5-Series: 98, moderate, small sample size
    2003 5-Series: 104, moderate, small sample size
    2002 5-Series: 87, moderate
    2001 5-Series: 90, moderate, small sample size
    2000 5-Series: 67, low, very small sample size
    1999 5-Series: 129, high, very small sample size

    We have two additional statistics, "Nada-odds" and "Lemon-odds", to indicate the percentage of cars with no repairs in the past year and those that required 3+ trips to the repair shop:

    2011 5-Series: 66, 4
    2008 528 / 550 / M5: 55, 4
    2006 5-Series: 28, < 1
    2002 5-Series: 39, 4

    Thank you, once again, everyone who has been helping. Next update in August.

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    We've updated our reliability stats for the 5-Series to include owner experiences through June 30, 2014 (making them about 14 months ahead of some others).

    Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:

    2014 5-Series: 29, low, very small sample size
    2013 5-Series: 30, moderate
    2012 5-Series: 44, moderate
    2011 5-Series: 53, moderate
    2010 5-Series: 46, moderate
    2009 5-Series: 76, high, small sample size
    2008 528 / 550 / M5: 78, moderate
    2008 535: 91, high
    2007 5-Series: 54, moderate
    2006 5-Series: 90, moderate
    2004 5-Series: 117, high, small sample size
    2003 5-Series: 111, moderate, small sample size
    2002 5-Series: 93, moderate
    2001 5-Series: 85, moderate, small sample size
    2000 5-Series: 67, low, very small sample size

    We have two additional statistics, "Nada-odds" and "Lemon-odds", to indicate the percentage of cars with no repairs in the past year and those that required 3+ trips to the repair shop:

    2011 5-Series: 66, 4
    2008 528 / 550 / M5: 44, 3
    2006 5-Series: 40, 7
    2002 5-Series: 36, 7

    Next updates in November and in February. The more owners participate, the more comprehensive and precise these will be.

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    you probably want rather new cars, huh?

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    Do you have criteria that much be meet in order to participate? That is, miles per year, I6 or v8 etc. I no staticians, but I quite sure driving habits will making the data less than useful.

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    Do you have criteria that much be meet in order to participate? That is, miles per year, I6 or v8 etc. I no staticians, but I quite sure driving habits will making the data less than useful.

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    you probably want rather new cars, huh?

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