We have updated results for the Lambdas based on owner experiences through December 31, 2010. Other sources of car reliability information won't cover the months since last April until the summer or even fall of this year.
Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:
2011: no repairs reported yet, 17 vehicles
2010: 42, about average
2009: 78, about average
2008: 93, worse than average
2007: 94, about average
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.
For the Lambdas these are:
2010: 68, < 1
2009: 58, 8
2008: 47, 10
2007: 52, 6
Nada-odds and Lemon-odds car reliability stats
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 better the information we can provide.
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