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.
For the details, and to sign up to help out:
Car reliability research