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    Default Elantra MD reliability - better info ASAP

    I wanted more up-to-date car reliability information that included actual repair rates. So in late 2005 I started getting people together to make this possible. TrueDelta now updates actual repair frequencies, not just dots, four times a year, to track cars closely as they age.

    We've had excellent participation by Elantra owners, with over 500 signed up. We had initial reliability stats for the 2011 Sonata well ahead of anyone else, and look forward to doing the same with the new Elantra. Just a matter of getting enough owners involved.

    Participants simply 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, participants receive full access to all results, not just those for the Elantra, for free. I'll share results for the Elantra MD in this thread after each update.

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    Default Re: Elantra MD reliability - better info ASAP

    Eleven owners of the 2011 now signed up. A good start, but more remain needed.
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    Default Re: Elantra MD reliability - better info ASAP

    We'll have some initial stats for the 2011 Elantra in August, with a preview for participants next month.

    35 owners signed up so far. With 40+ we'd likely have full results, so a few more participants would be very helpful.

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    Default Re: Elantra MD reliability - better info ASAP

    We have an initial reliability stat for the new Elantra based on owner experiences through June 30, 2011.

    With a reported repair frequency of 26 repair trips per 100 cars per year, the 2011 Elantra is better than average so far, very good for a redesigned model in its first year.

    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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    Default Re: Elantra MD reliability - better info ASAP

    We have updated our reliability stats for the Elantra (on our redesigned site) to include owner experiences through September 30, 2011.

    With a reported repair frequency of 22 repair trips per 100 cars per year, the 2011 Elantra remains better than average.

    Thank you, once again, to 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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    Default Re: Elantra MD reliability - better info ASAP

    The most recent J.D. Power and Associates automotive dependability study has been released, reports the Detroit Free Press. J.D. Power survey highlights best in automotive reliability . The study, which indicates that the global automotive industry posted the best dependability numbers since the study began in 1990, placed Ford and General Motors in four of the top 10 slots. Japanese cars made it to the top 1o while Chrysler ranks lowest this year.

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    Default Re: Elantra MD reliability - better info ASAP

    We have updated our reliability stats for the Elantra to include owner experiences through September 30, 2012.

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

    2012: 19, better than average

    2011: 26, better than average

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

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    Default Re: Elantra MD reliability - better info ASAP

    We have updated our reliability stats for the Elantra to include owner experiences through December 31, 2012.

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

    2013: no repairs reported, 16 cars

    2012: 10, low

    2011: 26, low

    Thank you, once again, to this forum and 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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    How many on here have a 2013 Elantra? I'm a noob so I just don't know anyone.
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    Default Re: Elantra MD reliability - better info ASAP

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

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

    2013 Elantra: 0, low
    2012 Elantra: 11, low
    2011 Elantra: 37, moderate

    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:

    2012 Elantra: 87, < 1
    2011 Elantra: 76, 4

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

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    Default Re: Elantra MD reliability - better info ASAP

    We've updated our reliability stats for the Elantra 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 Elantra: 0, low
    2012 Elantra: 25, low
    2011 Elantra: 38, moderate

    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:

    2012 Elantra: 76, < 1
    2011 Elantra: 75, 4

    We'll have further updates in November and February.

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    Default Re: Elantra MD reliability - better info ASAP

    my sister in-law to be has a 13 coupe, i've directed her here to XD hopefully she joins in

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    Default Re: Elantra MD reliability - better info ASAP

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

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

    2013 Elantra: 4, low
    2012 Elantra: 25, low
    2011 Elantra: 45, moderate

    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:

    2012 Elantra: 73, < 1

    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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    Default Re: Elantra MD reliability - better info ASAP

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

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

    2013 Elantra: 4, low
    2012 Elantra: 38, moderate
    2011 Elantra: 46, moderate

    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:

    2012 Elantra: 65, < 1

    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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    Default Re: Elantra MD reliability - better info ASAP

    Our reliability stats for the Elantra 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 Elantra: 9, low
    2012 Elantra: 49, moderate
    2011 Elantra: 41, moderate

    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:

    2013 Elantra: 96, < 1
    2012 Elantra: 58, < 1

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

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    Default Re: Elantra MD reliability - better info ASAP

    We've updated our reliability stats for the Elantra to include owner experiences through June 30, 2014.

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

    2013 Elantra: 15, low
    2012 Elantra: 43, moderate
    2011 Elantra: 43, moderate

    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:

    2013 Elantra: 90, < 1
    2012 Elantra: 65, < 1

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

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    Default Re: Elantra MD reliability - better info ASAP

    We've updated our reliability stats for the Elantra to include owner experiences through September 30, 2014.

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

    2014 Elantra: 0, low, very small sample size
    2013 Elantra: 16, low
    2012 Elantra: 44, moderate
    2011 Elantra: 38, moderate

    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:

    2013 Elantra: 86, < 1
    2012 Elantra: 66, < 1

    Additional participants always helpful (especially if you see "low sample size" next to the year, or no stat at all).

    To view the repairs behind these numbers, check the stats for other cars, and sign up to help improve this information (next update in February):

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    Default Re: Elantra MD reliability - better info ASAP

    We've updated our reliability stats for the Elantra to include owner experiences through the end of 2015, about eight months ahead of other sources. In terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year--lower is better:

    2014 Elantra: 22, low, small sample size
    2013 Elantra: 15, low
    2012 Elantra: 24, low
    2011 Elantra: 55, 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:

    2013 Elantra: 82, < 1
    2012 Elantra: 73, < 1

    No stat, or a small sample size? Then we especially need more owners involved for that model year.

    For the repairs behind these stats, reliability information on other models, and to sign up to help improve this information:

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