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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.

We've had excellent participation by Focus ST owners, and I'd similarly like to provide solid stats for the Fiesta ST. Just a matter of getting enough owners involved.

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 Fiesta, for free. I'll share results for the Fiesta in this thread after each update.

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So, not too many people have swapped a Focus ST for a Fiesta ST?

Our reliability stats for the Fiesta 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:

2014 Fiesta: 29, low, small sample size -- would need more cars to provide separate stats for the ST
2013 Fiesta: 14, low, very small sample size
2012 Fiesta: 43, moderate
2011 Fiesta: 50, moderate

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

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We've updated our reliability stats for the Fiesta to include owner experiences through June 30, 2014 (making them about 14 months ahead of some others).

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

2014 Fiesta: 47, moderate
2013 Fiesta: 20, low, small sample size
2012 Fiesta: 52, moderate, small sample size
2011 Fiesta: 49, moderate

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:

2011 Fiesta: 62, 3

Next updates in November 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:

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

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

2014 Fiesta: 44, moderate
2013 Fiesta: 29, low, small sample size
2012 Fiesta: 56, moderate, small sample size
2011 Fiesta: 44, moderate

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:

2011 Fiesta: 65, 2

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):

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Our reliability stats for the Fiesta now cover the year ending June 30, 2015. (Others are over a year behind, and so report how these cars were doing when a year younger.)

Repair trips per 100 cars:

2014 Fiesta: 47, moderate
2013 Fiesta: 63, high, small sample size
2012 Fiesta: 37, moderate, small sample size
2011 Fiesta: 35, low

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:

2014 Fiesta: 58, 3
2011 Fiesta: 70, 2

We especially need more participants for the 2015 and up.

For the descriptions of all reported repairs, results for other models, and to sign up to help improve this information:

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We've updated our reliability stats for the Fiesta to include owner experiences through September 30, 2015. Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:

2015 Fiesta: 13, low, small sample size
2014 Fiesta: 49, moderate
2013 Fiesta: 56, moderate
2012 Fiesta: 42, moderate, small sample size
2011 Fiesta: 40, moderate

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:

2014 Fiesta: 66, 3
2011 Fiesta: 68, 4

We haven't calculated separate stats for the ST, but could do this if enough owners were participating.

For the details, including repair descriptions, and to sign up to help improve this information:

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