I wanted more up-to-date auto reliability information that included actual repair rates. So in late 2005 I started getting people together to make this possible. TrueDelta now reports absolute repair rates that make the differences between cars much clearer. Results are updated four times a year, so it's possible to track cars closely as they age and to quickly provide results for new models.
We've had excellent participation by Prius owners, so we've been able to provide results for all model years from 2004 on. We'd like to provide similarly good information on the new Insight. Just a matter of getting enough participants.
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, at the end of each quarter.
To encourage participation, participants receive full access to all results, not just those for the Insight, for free.
For the details, and to sign up to help out:
Car reliability research
Reliability stats now posted below in the thread.