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  • hey guys who rules the roost for reliability is that Mercedes is a BMW

  • let's talk you're at the local car show and you're wondering I'm gonna go check

  • out some great brand new German made sedans and coupes I'm not sure you know

  • what I'm buying I'm looking at Audi BMW Mercedes Porsche VW checking them all

  • out but today I'm really kind of focused in on the BMWs and Mercedes what are you

  • looking at for reliability because that is in fact one of the main priorities

  • and of course today I'm gonna share with you guys which one between Benz and BMW

  • is the most reliable now I dipped into resources I've done a lot of research

  • and resources such as AM online and repair pal tell me a lot of what I need

  • to know and so a lot of these ratings are going to expose the most reliable

  • between Benz and Beamer so let's get rolling into this so in the first five

  • to six years first of all all cars are very much the same whether you're

  • driving a Bentley or a BMW or a Ferrari or whatever you're driving these cars

  • are all pretty typical in the first five years and that's no different between

  • Benz and BMW and Audi of course they're very comparable in terms of reliability

  • not Lots goes on because to be out quite frank a lot of these parts are

  • engineered to last for five six years but then after five years after six

  • years that's when the parts mortality starts to kick in

  • that's when what you find is a lot of the engineering lifespan of parts in a

  • lot of these cars like Benz and BMW are starting to expire so it's from that six

  • years to twelve year time frame that you're going to find where you're gonna

  • see a lot of the big expenses what a coincidence warranty's expired now

  • you're into the big repairs of course and of course you know what's what's the

  • magic number with the 12 years well historically 10 to 12 years is where

  • people start really giving it down and to be honest with you that's when they

  • start letting things slide you see an engine light if the car is running you

  • let it go nobody really cares at that point but somewhere between that

  • five-year and ten-year window is when people still care and they're trying to

  • keep the car running they're trying to extend the life span and that's

  • unfortunately when the engineering lifespan of a lot of these parts in

  • these cars start to fail now since we're talking about BMW and Benz in that five

  • to six year time onward the majority of the failures start happening in a BMW

  • BMW has historically seen a little bit more frequency of failures than Benz

  • does within that six year and on six to ten years timeframe BMW starts to fail

  • and a lot of the failures are related to suspension bushings suspension parts in

  • general of course cooling systems where they start to deteriorate because we all

  • know that there's plastic tee stats and plastic Rad's and plastic water pumps

  • and these parts start to crumble and start to fail and you wind up with a

  • leak so lots of failures starting hitting BMWs after about six years where

  • a band starts to see failures but it's just BMW starts to see a little bit

  • increased frequency now like everything generally speaking with all the

  • additional new electronics and technology and performance enhancements

  • that you see in cars today you would expect a dramatic increase in failures

  • but in reality most cars nowadays are getting better in terms of reliability

  • versus the technology levels that are actually in the cars

  • they learn from their mistakes but you know historically there have been a lot

  • of really bad engineering mistakes and designs that have left to premature

  • failures for example in the benz world leaky and loose power steering systems

  • that allowed the car to sort of wander and sway even though you're driving down

  • the road it's hard to keep a straight line vacuum door actuators that fail

  • either locking the passenger in or locking the person out from getting

  • inside the car doesn't release single roll and if you can believe it single

  • row timing chain installations all for the sake of saving money single row

  • timing chains that were historically known to fail in certain entry level

  • engines and as well a more recent issue with sudden acceleration to the point

  • where it's out of control and the car almost gets away from the driver

  • creating a very hazardous experience that's another one with a Benz all

  • examples in mercy these were some bad engineering took

  • over then we talk about BMW bad designs historically the s65 SAT five engines

  • with the extremely tight rod bearing tolerances that led to premature rod

  • bearing failures failing cooling systems because all the parts made of plastic

  • eventually led to them crumbling and failing and leaking possibly resulting

  • even further in overheated engines and warped heads because of aluminum heads

  • and certain bad designs like the n47 the turbo diesel inline four-cylinder engine

  • that BMW created that had timing chain failures way prematurely and it would

  • essentially wind up with a catastrophic failure so no question

  • both BMW and Benz have historically had problem areas issues poor design

  • engineering problems as well as quality control in general so fortunately

  • there's a lot of people out there and a lot of resources and I like to use a

  • resource called repair pal which is sort of an independent group that likes to

  • collect statistics and share them with the public for the sake of transparency

  • and sharing knowledge and wisdom with the public like you guys to help you

  • make wise decisions on cars now repair pal digs in traditionally from cars from

  • about 2010 to 2017 so it gives you a pretty good idea of relatively late

  • model cars and the failures that you see and what's the rate of repair for these

  • vehicles so we'll dig into the repair pal statistics and we'll compare BMW to

  • Mercedes now not only will we share you the statistics such as rate of failures

  • the cost of failures the average ownership costs per year as well as the

  • overall frequency and the ultimate rating of each vehicle we'll share all

  • that information with you for each vehicle but we're also going to

  • summarize at the end how good and how bad these two different vehicle brands

  • really are so of these statistics they compare the national average for the

  • average vehicle now the BMW for example on the average cost you annually about

  • 1081 dollars us one outage for you know combining all the different vehicle

  • types models you're essentially looking at about a thousand eighty one dollars

  • per year of ownership costs for your average BMW between 2010 and 2017

  • compare that with 631 dollars for the average vehicle the average

  • consumer lightweight vehicle that you would buy today so as you can see it's

  • virtually double what a normal vehicle a typical vehicle might cost now in terms

  • of the frequency so BMW is ranked at 1.4 times per year for an unexpected

  • unscheduled failure versus the national average and vehicle industry average of

  • 0.4 times per year so less than half so every other vehicle in industry would

  • have one unscheduled failure during the year whereas BMW is one and a half so

  • there's substantially higher failure rate with BMWs and then we talk about

  • the severity or how major those repairs are and of the BMW significance in terms

  • of repairs 14% are considered major failures in the BMW world while 11% is

  • the industry standard so again not dramatically different although you know

  • large costs associate with BMW repairs are higher than most vehicles so as a

  • result the BMWs as a summary from 2010 to 2017 rated by repair pal an

  • independent group not associated with any particular brand rates the average

  • BMW at 2 out of 5 which puts them below average in terms of overall reliability

  • and cost of maintenance however if you want to buy a BMW but you want to focus

  • on something reliable there are a handful of cars that are recommended 328

  • the 128 the z4 528 and the x1 and with the x1 I would say stay away from the 35

  • series stick with the 28 series again you see the theme those are the more

  • reliable versions of those vehicles so then we'll talk about the Mercedes

  • statistics based on repair pal and the average Mercedes costs per year is one

  • thousand one hundred and fifty eight dollars us three year for maintenance

  • and more or less servicing costs per year again versus the six hundred thirty

  • one dollar industry average and versus the thousand eighty one for BMW now

  • you'll see that's interesting because the Mercedes on average is a little bit

  • more than the average BMW overall for a particular year for

  • servicing but that's not the only indicator here so let's talk more about

  • this and why those aren't the only indicators is because only one point

  • zero unexpected visits to the shop buy a Mercedes owner is the current rating

  • versus the one point four four BMW and the zero point four four industry

  • standard so you'll notice even though the costs

  • per visit might be a little bit higher with a Benz you're visiting the dealer

  • less often so which essentially makes that more reliable less unexpected

  • breakdowns and then the other rating of course being the severity or how major

  • that failure is well the Mercedes has a rating of about twelve percent of their

  • failures are of significant or major failure rates and of course while again

  • BMW at fourteen percent an industry standard being around eleven percent

  • you'll notice Mercedes is very close to the average so they're actually a higher

  • rating in terms of overall reliability and how robust they are so in the final

  • rating for Mercedes is actually a three out of five based on yourself which puts

  • it at average which happens to be better significantly better than BMW for

  • reliability and overall durability now you want to understand where some of the

  • more reliable Mercedes cars can be found how about a c 300 C 350 a C 250 glk350

  • as well as the III 50 you'll notice the 350 series again a consistent theme

  • there's certain drive trains in the Mercedes world that are consistently

  • more reliable just as there are in the BMW world at 28 I here we've got the 350

  • s in the Benz so at the end of the day as a summary both these cars are very

  • well built and both manufacturers take great pride and great strides to improve

  • their cars reliability over the years and the generations they also both take

  • great pride in new technology being the latest and the greatest in terms of

  • introducing new things to the industry they're both great vehicles to drive in

  • general Benz and BMW a lot of great options on both sides of the fence that

  • being said if you're looking for Strictly durability or reliability

  • Mercedes currently owns the they're wearing the crown for most

  • reliable German car and that includes the Audi's which we featured before

  • because the BMWs are slightly better than outie

  • but Benz is better than BMW in terms of overall reliability in the last 10 years

  • so thanks again everybody and as always make sure you guys don't forget to

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  • have to think do you agree with it do you not agree with what I've been

  • talking about today so thanks again everybody I'd love to see you on the

  • next one hope to see you soon bye bye

hey guys who rules the roost for reliability is that Mercedes is a BMW

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    Henry 楊 posted on 2020/06/17
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