We have updated results for the Outlook and the other Lambdas based on owner experiences through the end of September. In terms of successful repair trips per 100 cars per year:
The 2009 is better than average so far, while the others are about average. The 2008 was also better than average a year ago, so it remains to be seen whether or not the 2009s will go down the same path.
We've also introduced two new 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.
With the Lambdas the percentage with no repairs is about 44 for the 2007, 57 for the 2008, and 77 for the 2009, and while the percentage of lemons is about 5 for the 2007 and 2008 and less than one for the 2009.
Nada-odds and Lemon-odds car reliability stats
A big thanks, once again, to this forum and everyone who has been helping. We'll have further updates in February and May. The more owners participate, the better the information we can provide.
Saturn Outlook reliability comparisons