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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.

So far 128 Equinox, Torrent, and Terrain owners have signed up. A good start, but more are needed to provide results for all model years.

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 M3, for free.

For the details, and to sign up to help out:

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We recently updated results for a couple years of the first-gen Equinox based on owner experience through the end of September 30, 2009. In terms of successful repair trips per 100 cars per year;

2006: 81, about average (blip at the end of the warrranty?)

2005: 56, better than average

These results are based on small sample sizes, so are asterisked and only visible to members on the site:

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With more participants, we could provide more precise results and cover all model years.

I especially hope to have a result for the 2010 in February.
 

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We have updated reliability stats for the Equinox, Torrent, and Terrain based on owner experiences through December 31, 2009. In terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:

2010: 94, worse than average, not the best start

2006: 94, about average

2005: 96, about average

Small sample sizes for the 2005 and 2006.

Everyone who has been helping, thanks, I appreciate it. We'll have updates in May and August. With more participants, we could provide more precise information and cover all model years.

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Just enhanced the related repair history survey so that it can (optionally) be used as a personal car maintenance record.

As always, more participants would be helpful. Updated Car Reliability Survey results in May, with a preview for participants soon.

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We have updated reliability stats for the Equinox, Torrent, and Terrain based on owner experiences through March 31, 2010. In terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:

2010: 48, about average and a big improvement over earlier in the model year

2006: 113, worse than average

2005: 100, about average

Small sample sizes for the 2005 and 2006.

Everyone who has been helping, thanks, I appreciate it. We'll have updates in August and November. With more participants, we could provide more precise information and cover all model years.

To see how competitors compare, and to sign up to help improve this information:

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We have updated reliability stats for the Equinox, Torrent, and Terrain based on owner experiences through June 30, 2010. Other sources of car reliability information won't cover the more recent months until the summer or even fall of next year.

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

2010: 46, about average

2006: 110, worse than average, small sample size

2005: 88, about average, very small sample size

Everyone who has been helping, thanks, I appreciate it. We'll have updates in November and February. With more participants, we could provide more precise information and cover all model years.

To see how competitors compare, and to sign up to help:

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We have updated reliability stats for the Equinox, Torrent, and Terrain based on 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:

2010: 44, about average

2006: 45, about average, small sample size

2005: 120, worse than average, very small sample size

We now 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.

In the case of the 2010 Equinox and Terrain, the percentage with no repairs is about 68, and the percentage of lemons is less than one.

Chevrolet Equinox Lemon-odds and Nada-odds

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

To see how competitors compare, and to sign up to help:

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We have updated reliability stats for the Equinox, Torrent, and Terrain 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: 81, about average but close to "worse than average"

2010: 51, about average

2006: 56, better than average, small sample size

2005: 71, about average, very small sample size

We now 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.

In the case of the 2010 Equinox and Terrain, the percentage with no repairs is about 69, and the percentage of lemons is less than one.

Chevrolet Equinox Lemon-odds and Nada-odds

Everyone who has been helping, thanks, I appreciate it. We'll have updates in May and August. With more participants, we could provide more precise information and cover all model years.

To see how competitors compare, and to sign up to help provide this information:

Chevrolet Equinox reliability ratings and comparisons

GMC Terrain reliability ratings and comparisons

Same results on both pages.
 

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We have updated car reliability stats for the Terrain and Equinox based on owner experiences through March 31, 2011.

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

2011: 52, about average

2010: 55, 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.

In the case of the 2010 Equinox and Terrain, the percentage with no repairs is about 65, and the percentage of lemons is about two.

GMC Terrain Lemon-odds and Nada-odds

Everyone who has been helping, thanks, I appreciate it. We'll have updates in August and November. With more participants, we could provide more precise information and cover all model years.

To see how competitors compare, and to sign up to help improve this information:

GMC Terrain reliability ratings and comparisons

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We have updated reliability stats for the Equinox, Torrent, and Terrain based on owner experiences through June 30, 2011.

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

2011: 40, about average

2010: 55, about average

2006: 66, about average, small sample size

2005: 55, better than average, 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.

In the case of the 2010 Equinox and Terrain, the percentage with no repairs is about 63, and the percentage of lemons is about two.

Chevrolet Equinox Lemon-odds and Nada-odds

Everyone who has been helping, thanks, I appreciate it. We'll have updates in November and February. With more participants, we could provide more precise information and cover all model years.

To see how competitors compare, and to sign up to help improve this information:

Chevrolet Equinox reliability ratings and comparisons
 

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We have updated reliability stats for the Equinox, Torrent, and Terrain based on owner experiences through September 30, 2011.

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

2011: 41, about average

2010: 62, about average

2006: 71, about average, small sample size

2005: 71, about average, 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.

In the case of the 2010 Equinox and Terrain, the percentage with no repairs is about 58, and the percentage of lemons is about one.

Chevrolet Equinox Lemon-odds and Nada-odds

Everyone who has been helping, thanks, I appreciate it. We'll have updates in February and May. With more participants, we could provide more precise information and cover all model years.

To see how competitors compare, and to sign up to help improve this information:

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We have updated reliability stats for the Equinox, Torrent, and Terrain based on owner experiences through December 31, 2011.

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

2011: 38

2010: 59

2008: 61, very small sample size

2006: 92, small sample size

2005: 72, very small sample size

All are 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.

These are:

2011: 70, <1

2010: 59, 1

Everyone who has been helping, thanks, I appreciate it. We'll have updates in May and August. With more participants, we could provide more precise information and cover all model years.

To see how competitors compare, and to sign up to help improve this information:

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We have updated reliability stats for the Equinox, Torrent, and Terrain based on owner experiences through June 30, 2012.

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

2012: 25, better than average

2011: 36, about average on recalibrated, toughter scale

2010: 62, about average

2008: 117, worse than average, very small sample size, probably not accurate

2006: 66, about average, small sample size

2005: 71, about average, 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.

These are:

2011: 73, < 1

2010: 57, 3

Everyone who has been helping, thanks, I appreciate it. We'll have updates in November and February. We'd love to provide more precise stats and cover more model years--just a matter of getting more owners involved.

To see how competitors compare, and to sign up to help improve this information:

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We have updated reliability stats for the Equinox, Torrent, and Terrain based on owner experiences through September 30, 2012.

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

2012: 13, better than average

2011: 40, about average

2010: 59, about average

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

2006: 72, about average, small sample size

2005: 82, about average, 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.

These are:

2011: 73, < 1

2010: 63, 2

We'll have 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.

To see how competitors compare, and to sign up to help:

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We do have some people who've been around from the very beginning. Two major redesigns and many relatively minor changes since then. Thanks!
 

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

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

2013 Equinox: 28, moderate
2012 Equinox: 11, low
2011 Equinox: 35, moderate
2010 Equinox: 52, moderate
2008 Equinox: 27, low, very small sample size
2006 Equinox: 96, high, very small sample size
2005 Equinox: 65, 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:

2012 Equinox: 89, < 1
2011 Equinox: 77, 3
2010 Equinox: 67, 3

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

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We've updated our reliability stats for the Equinox 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 Equinox: 27, low
2012 Equinox: 6, low
2011 Equinox: 42, moderate
2010 Equinox: 62, moderate
2008 Equinox: 11, low, small sample size
2007 Equinox: 28, low, very small sample size
2006 Equinox: 114, high, very small sample size
2005 Equinox: 74, 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:

2012 Equinox: 95, < 1
2011 Equinox: 74, 3
2010 Equinox: 60, 2

We'll have further updates in November and February.

To view competitors' scores and descriptions of reported repairs, and to sign up to help:

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