Fixya Looks Under the Hood to Find Which Top Selling Car Will Cost You Most Down the Road: The Toyota Camry, Honda Civic, Honda Accord, Toyota Corolla or Ford Focus?

Fixya Test of Time report reveals reliability of top cars, finding the Focus most problematic, Accord with costly transmission issues, Civic and Corolla with braking and acceleration issues, and Camry leading the pack with a stellar reliability rating


San Mateo, Calif. – WEBWIRE – Thursday, February 06, 2014

San Mateo, CALIF.  February 6th, 2014 – Today Fixya, the leading product Q&A destination on the web and mobile, announces the release of a new report comparing the number of troubleshooting requests for five lines of classic sedans – pitting them head-to-head with data from over 30 million Fixya users to see which car line is the most reliable, and the top problems for each line. By looking at the top issues with each car, and taking into account all models from the past ten years, the Fixya Test of Time Report seeks to provide clarity to consumers by highlighting the main problems across these five standout vehicles – giving consumers some insight into which cars might wind up having costly repair bills in the long run.
 
To see the full Fixya Test of Time Report, please visit: http://blog.fixya.com/fixyareport/feb2014/car-report-sedans-test-of-time.html
  
Fixya’s Test of Time report uses information based on over four million troubleshooting requests posted by consumers through its product Q&A site and iOS mobile app. Taking into account the severity of the most common problems per vehicle, along with the ratio of cars sold to total problem impressions for each vehicle, Fixya has assigned a Test of Time Ranking for each vehicle. The lower the number assigned to each vehicle, the higher the vehicle is ranked. U.S. sales numbers are based on information from GoodCarBadCar.net.
 
The Fixya Test of Time Report covers the Toyota Camry, Honda Civic, Honda Accord, Toyota Corolla, and Ford Focus car lines, with the Toyota Camry proving itself the most reliable car by having the lowest problem-to-cars sold ratio.
 
The Test of Time rankings for this report are as follows, along with the most standout issue, from best to worst: 
 
1. Toyota Camry (.15) – Top Issue: Gas Pedal/Acceleration
2. Honda Civic (.17) – Top Issue: Brakes
3. Honda Accord (.28) – Top Issue: Transmission
4. Toyota Corolla (.33) – Top Issue: Gas Pedal/Acceleration
5. Ford Focus (.54) – Top Issue: Power Steering
 
Below are the major trends found within the Fixya Test of Time Report:

Below are the top five problems for each line of sedans in the Fixya Test of Time Report, as well the number of troubleshooting requests attributed to that specific problem:
 
Top 5 Toyota Camry Issues: 
1. Gas Pedal/Acceleration — 43,000
2. Brake Lights — 30,500
3. Power Steering — 24,000
4. Electrical System — 18,250
5. Windows — 18,000
 
Top 5 Ford Focus Issues: 
1. Power Steering — 73,500
2. Headlights — 34,500
3. Door Issues — 33,750
4. Electrical System — 33,000
5. Break Lights — 11,000
 
Top 5 Honda Accord Issues: 
1. Transmission — 74,000
2. Headlights — 37,250
3. Power Steering — 36,750
4. Fuel Pump — 28,250
5. Electrical System — 18,500
 
Top 5 Honda Civic Issues: 
1. Brake lights — 35,750
2. Brakes — 23,500
3. Electrical System — 16,750
4. Dashboard — 13,250
5. Headlights — 10,500

Top 5 Toyota Corolla Issues
1. Gas Pedal/Acceleration — 63,250
2. Brakes — 42,500
3. Engine — 41,000
4. Electrical System — 33,000
5. Power Steering — 31,750
 
Those interested in viewing the full report can do so here: http://blog.fixya.com/fixyareport/feb2014/car-report-sedans-test-of-time.html
 
“Buying a car is a big decision – both financially and for reasons of safety, and every vehicle is going to have its own, unique problems,” said Fixya CEO and founder Yaniv Bensadon. “Consumers often turn to Fixya when troubleshooting issues with their cars, and by organizing and publicizing the data from years of questions and answers being posed, we sought to give consumers a fair and accurate comparison among these vehicles to aid their purchase decisions.”
 
Fixya brings consumers the most comprehensive solution database in the world. Fixya’s unique access to crowd-sourced product Q&A from consumers creates transparent data that no other service can claim to provide. Fixya’s troubleshooting data comes from real-life consumer experience with products and product problems.

To learn more about Fixya, visit www.Fixya.com
 
About Fixya
Fixya is a community based trouble-shooting resource that provides consumer-generated, practical product tips to help consumers solve problems on 20 million products. Fixya is a place where individuals can share real world experiences and connect to provide each other practical advice. From fixing cars, to cameras, to mobile devices, Fixya empowers over 30 million monthly visitors to repair and improve upon products they already own via its website and on mobile devices around the globe. Fixya is a venture-funded company with offices in San Mateo, California.
 
For more information, visit www.Fixya.com, email a question via our contact page at http://www.Fixya.com/contact or follow Fixya on Twitter at twitter.com/Fixya



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