Kia Forte reliability - better info

mkaresh

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I wanted more up-to-date car reliability information that made the differences between cars clearer. So a few years ago 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.

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, following the end of each quarter.

To encourage participation, participants receive full access to all results, not just those for the Forte, for free. I'll share results for the Forte in this thread after each update.

http://www.truedelta.com/join
 

mkaresh

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

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

2011 Forte: 10, low
2010 Forte: 38, moderate

We'll have further updates later this month and in February. With more participants, we could cover more model years.

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

Kia Forte reliability ratings and comparisons
 

mkaresh

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I hope you have--I'd really like to be able to include the 2014 Forte in the survey.

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

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

2011 Forte: 10, low
2010 Forte: 46, moderate

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

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

Kia Forte reliability ratings and comparisons
 

mkaresh

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

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

2011 Forte: 16, low
2010 Forte: 39, moderate

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

To see the repairs behind these stats, and to sign up to help improve this information:

Kia Forte reliability ratings and comparisons
 

mkaresh

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Our reliability stats for the Forte 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:

2011 Forte: 10, low, small sample size
2010 Forte: 33, low

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

For a deeper dive, including the stats for other cars and repair descriptions, and to sign up to help improve this information:

Kia Forte reliability ratings and comparisons
 

RjForte

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I signed up but not going to spend half a day trying to figure out how to report mileage and such. Once a person signs on you shouldn't have to search to add info on your own car.
 

mkaresh

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Sorry to hear you both had so much trouble. First off, the site costs nothing for participating members. As for finding the entry forms, everything can be directly accessed from the menus in My Garage, which has a button in the nav bar on every page. We used to receive frequent usability complaints, but for the past year or so have received hardly any. If you have specific suggestions or problems you ran into, please shoot me an email or PM.

Access is especially easy for the main reliability survey. We send a periodic email that automatically logs you in and takes you directly to the survey.

Some people find the site very useful. Others call it useless. It might depend on what sort of information people are seeking. I've posted some positive comments here:

www.truedelta.com/testimonials.php
 

mkaresh

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

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

2014 Forte: 13, low, very small sample size
2011 Forte: 23, low
2010 Forte: 38, low

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

For repair descriptions, the stats of other cars, and to sign up to help improve this information:

Kia Forte reliability ratings and comparisons
 

mkaresh

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

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

2014 Forte: 10, low, very small sample size
2011 Forte: 28, low
2010 Forte: 39, low

Additional participants always helpful (especially if you see "small 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):

Kia Forte reliability ratings and comparisons
 

mkaresh

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We've updated our reliability stats for the Forte 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 Forte: 15, low, small sample size
2011 Forte: 19, low, small sample size
2010 Forte: 16, low, small sample size

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

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

Kia Forte reliability ratings and comparisons
 
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