Originally Posted by culverwood
Reliability Statistics from Warranty Direct in the UK http://www.reliabilityindex.com/
1 AUDI RS6 999.99
2 BMW M5 703.00
3 Mercedes-Benz V-Class 571.00
4 Porsche 911 996 527.00
5 Mercedes-Benz CL 524.00
6 Mercedes-Benz SL 514.00
7 Bentley Continental GT 496.00
8 Audi Q7 475.00
9 Audi A6 Allroad 469.00
10 Mercedes-Benz R-Class 438.00
Sadly, 90% of these are/were my favorites cars or i have desired at some point and oddly enough 90% of them all have air spring suspensions, which is suspect is what gave owners the most headaches.
For instance, each side on a Benz CL/SL/R class can cost up to 4k per side to fix at the dealer.
My buddy that owns a Bentley GT told me the airspring cost him 11k to fix, i personally think its bullshit, but it could be possible if the work is performed at the stealership. Bentley dealer charges $2k just to open a file to track your service history.
1- Saw a great deal on a wagon one in Japan
2- I still want a M5 V10 so bad, the sound alone is to die for.
3- They dont sell these on our side of the world
4- Never liked the 996
5- Love it. Great deals to be had in Japan on the 2000-06 CL
6- always loved the SL its a childhood thing, but the 03-09 are awful in maintenance, yet i still desire one.
7- Head over heels in love with the Conti GT.
8- Diesel Q7s are awesome, i briefly owned a 3.6 Q7.
9- Almost pulled the trigger on one at an auction. Awesome looking cars.
10- Almost pulled the trigger on a R500, I went back home, did some homework, and read about each air spring/strut assembly can cost upwards of 4-5k per side to fix. thats when i backed out.