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The all-new 2009 Audi A4 has required fewer repairs than other recently introduced upscale sedans, according to new results from TrueDelta’s Car Reliability Survey (CRS).



Other reliability surveys update annually. TrueDelta’s updates quarterly. This permits TrueDelta to quickly provide reliability information on new car models. Today’s update includes owner experiences through March 31, 2009. With this update, TrueDelta’s car reliability information is about a year ahead of other sources.
According to TrueDelta, the 2009 Audi A4 has required 37 repair trips per 100 cars per year—similar to the benchmark Honda Accord. The implication: most of these cars will not require any repairs in their first year. Among other new-for-2009 upscale sedans, the 2009 Hyundai Genesis has required 67 repair trips per 100 cars per year—not far from the average—and the 2009 Jaguar XF has required 147.

Further suggesting that the Volkswagen Group, which includes Audi, has substantially improved reliability, owners of the 2008 and 2009 Jetta, Rabbit, and GTI also reported low repair rates.

Another new 2009 model, the Ford Flex crossover, has required 38 repair trips per 100 cars per year, edging out the Honda Pilot’s 43. This reinforces Ford’s emerging reputation for first-rate product reliability.

 “Most people would like to buy a hot new car while it’s still new and hot. But many have been afraid to do so without reliability information,” notes TrueDelta founder Michael Karesh. “With TrueDelta’s research process, people no longer have to choose between waiting and taking a major risk.”

Will the latest Audi A4 continue to require few repairs as it ages? With prompt quarterly updates, TrueDelta’s Car Reliability Survey will be the first to report any changes. The previous generation A4, introduced as a 2005.5 model, continues to be about average in reliability.

About TrueDelta.com:
Owners of over 45,000 cars have joined TrueDelta.com to share information on reliability, real-world fuel economy, and their reasons for buying a particular car. Enthusiastic support from car owner forums—AudiWorld.com, GenesisOwners.com, FordFlex.net, and HondaPilot.org—helped make the above results possible. In return for their participation, car owners receive full access to TrueDelta.com, for free.
Car owners can view the latest survey results and become involved at TrueDelta.com.


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