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Year Make/Model Repair Frequencysuccessful repair trips per 100 cars per year Compared to all models for the same year  
2015 Volkswagen GTI 63 GTIs, 5.4 months of data per GTI, average 5700 miles

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2015 Volkswagen Golf diesel   13 Golf diesels, 5.2 months of data per Golf diesel, average 5300 miles

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2015 Volkswagen Golf 1.8T   18 Golf 1.8Ts, 4.9 months of data per Golf 1.8T, average 2900 miles

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2014 Volkswagen Golf diesel 36 Golf diesels, 8.1 months of data per Golf diesel, average 14200 miles29
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2014 Volkswagen GTI   11 GTIs, 8.5 months of data per GTI, average 10600 miles

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2013 Volkswagen Golf 2.5   18 Golf 2.5s, 9.2 months of data per Golf 2.5, average 23600 miles

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2013 Volkswagen GTI 57 GTIs, 9.8 months of data per GTI, average 21200 miles30
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2013 Volkswagen Golf diesel 48 Golf diesels, 10.0 months of data per Golf diesel, average 27100 miles35
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2012 Volkswagen Golf diesel 52 Golf diesels, 9.5 months of data per Golf diesel, average 41900 miles34
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2012 Volkswagen Golf 2.5 27 Golf 2.5s, 9.6 months of data per Golf 2.5, average 30500 miles47
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2012 Volkswagen GTI 76 GTIs, 9.3 months of data per GTI, average 33000 miles56
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2011 Mazda CX-7   12 CX-7s, 8.3 months of data per CX-7, average 43800 miles

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2011 Volkswagen Golf 2.5   19 Golf 2.5s, 9.8 months of data per Golf 2.5, average 46000 miles

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2011 Volkswagen Golf diesel 66 Golf diesels, 9.5 months of data per Golf diesel, average 56500 miles44
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2011 Volkswagen GTI 52 GTIs, 9.2 months of data per GTI, average 44400 miles58
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2010 Mazda CX-7   14 CX-7s, 7.2 months of data per CX-7, average 56100 miles

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2010 Volkswagen GTI 52 GTIs, 9.7 months of data per GTI, average 50900 miles

Redesigned.
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2010 Volkswagen Golf 2.5   20 Golf 2.5s, 10.8 months of data per Golf 2.5, average 48400 miles

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2010 Volkswagen Golf diesel 62 Golf diesels, 9.5 months of data per Golf diesel, average 76400 miles

Redesigned.
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2009 Volkswagen Rabbit 36 Rabbits, 9.7 months of data per Rabbit, average 66100 miles

Common problem with the intake manifold in the GTI.
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20% 20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2009 Volkswagen GTI 27 GTIs, 10.1 months of data per GTI, average 65400 miles

Common problem with the intake manifold in the GTI.
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2008 Mazda CX-7   13 CX-7s, 10.5 months of data per CX-7, average 76300 miles

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2008 Volkswagen Rabbit 2.5 35 Rabbit 2.5s, 9.8 months of data per Rabbit 2.5, average 80000 miles42
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2008 Volkswagen R32   11 R32s, 9.5 months of data per R32, average 59600 miles

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2008 Volkswagen GTI 28 GTIs, 8.3 months of data per GTI, average 75600 miles83
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2007 Mazda CX-7   14 CX-7s, 7.4 months of data per CX-7, average 96000 miles

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2007 Volkswagen GTI 32 GTIs, 9.6 months of data per GTI, average 96800 miles

Redesigned. Includes the 2006.5 Rabbit and GTI.
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2007 Volkswagen Rabbit 2.5 32 Rabbit 2.5s, 8.8 months of data per Rabbit 2.5, average 104600 miles

Redesigned. Includes the 2006.5 Rabbit and GTI.
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2005 Volkswagen Golf / GTI   11 Golf / GTIs, 8.8 months of data per Golf / GTI, average 127900 miles

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2004 Volkswagen Golf / GTI   16 Golf / GTIs, 9.8 months of data per Golf / GTI, average 101400 miles

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2003 Volkswagen Golf / GTI 30 Golf / GTIs, 7.2 months of data per Golf / GTI, average 133400 miles

Note high average odometer for the TDI.
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2003 Volkswagen Golf diesel 27 Golf diesels, 9.6 months of data per Golf diesel, average 211800 miles

Note high average odometer for the TDI.
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2002 Volkswagen Golf diesel   16 Golf diesels, 9.1 months of data per Golf diesel, average 211800 miles

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2002 Volkswagen Golf / GTI 26 Golf / GTIs, 8.0 months of data per Golf / GTI, average 111800 miles

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2001 Volkswagen Golf diesel   10 Golf diesels, 9.7 months of data per Golf diesel, average 210500 miles

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2001 Volkswagen Golf / GTI 28 Golf / GTIs, 7.3 months of data per Golf / GTI, average 147300 miles146
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2000 Volkswagen Golf / GTI   13 Golf / GTIs, 8.7 months of data per Golf / GTI, average 144700 miles

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2000 Volkswagen Golf diesel   10 Golf diesels, 8.0 months of data per Golf diesel, average 246600 miles

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Mazda CX-7 vs. Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Reliability Comparisons

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These stats are promptly updated four times a year, to much more closely track Mazda CX-7 and Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI reliability as the cars age. Others tell you how reliable the Mazda CX-7 and the Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI were a year ago, when the cars were a year younger and had 12,000 fewer miles on them. Only TrueDelta tells you how reliable the Mazda CX-7 and the Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI have been recently.

What People Are Saying about Reliability and the Mazda CX-7

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability and Durability of the Mazda CX-7

Mazda CX-7 Reliability and Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2008 4dr SUV turbocharged 244hp 2.3L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
A can compare quality to that from top German car makers. Never got broken so far. After 2 years interior looks almost like new.
Mazda CX-7 Reliability and Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2008 4dr SUV turbocharged 244hp 2.3L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Poor reliability with constant problems on oil consumption and turbo. Well known issue with this car which Mazda are aware of.
2007 4dr SUV turbocharged 244hp 2.3L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
been in the shop for a lot of things including recalls
2007 4dr SUV turbocharged 244hp 2.3L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Ours was an early build model and experienced many powertrain issues within the first eight months, with the car spending more than three weeks cumulatively sitting at the dealer waiting for various parts over the course of two months.
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability and Durability of the Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI

Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Reliability and Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2012 2dr Hatch turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4
5-speed manual FWD
The car is not old, but so far, so good. Oil changes are required only every 10K miles at first, and the first three are taken care of - not a high-price incentive, certainly, but a nice touch. I haven't had a single cause for alarm so far, and the car operates as it did on the day I bought it. VW has an iffy reputation in the US right now, but it's also said that quality control is best in Wolfsburg, where this car is assembled, and for what its worth, Consumer Reports ranked the MK6 Golf well above average for projected reliability.
2011 2dr Hatch turbocharged 210hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
I've never had any problems whatsoever. Regular oil changes with good-quality products, premium gas, the occasional bottle of techron and she's been good to go for almost 60k now.
2010 4dr Hatch turbocharged 150hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed manual FWD
I may be risking jinxing myself, given the brand's reputation, but it's been very reliable for three years now! No major problems, no big out-of-pocket expenses.
2009 4dr Hatch turbocharged 210hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
No complaints once we sorted out a few initial problems. Car is reliable and I would drive it anywhere.
2009 2dr Hatch turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4
5-speed manual FWD
No problems so far, the car feels durable and does not creak or make funny noises
2008 2dr Hatch turbocharged 210hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
The 2008 VW GTI is a car that you can't depend on. It has tons of issues that affect a high percentage of owners, which include: Diverter valve failure PCV faliure Cam wear Fuel pump failure Air conditioning failure Misfires Carbon build up Avoid this car at all costs. Don't make the same mistake I did.
2008 2dr Hatch turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
very safe car, rated well in crash ratings, better warrenty than most,
2008 2dr Hatch turbocharged 256hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual AWD
Rated by Edmunds as a "least cost" vehicle, coming in at a rate below the comparable vehicle costs of operation and ownership
2006 4dr Hatch We had a very high recommendation from a close friend regarding Golf and we are finding it to be exactly as stated. Solid and reliable, plus easy to drive. We are aware of expensive parts and service but we have not had any repairs to date other than tire
2006 4dr Hatch The diesel engine is built to last.
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Reliability and Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 4dr Hatch turbocharged 150hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed manual FWD
There is a major potential problem with the Golf TDI in the form of the high pressure fuel pump. The concern is that the Bosch unit does not like American low sulfur diesel fuel because of its relatively lower lubricity compared to Euro diesel fuels available where the car was designed. When the pump fails, it can send metal shavings throughout the fuel system, and require major replacements to the tune of $8-10,000. This is a sword of Damocles hanging over the head of any TDI owner. Three or more design revisions have been implemented, but the problem still shows up. Are you willing to take a chance they finally got it right in your car?
2012 4dr Hatch turbocharged 210hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
My GTI had a water pump failure inside of 20k miles. Other than that, all was good.
2010 4dr Hatch turbocharged 150hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed automated manual FWD
Do not trust VW to be well built or have dealers that will honor the warranty.
2008 2dr Hatch turbocharged 210hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
The 2008 VW GTI is a car that you can't depend on. It has tons of issues that affect a high percentage of owners, which include: Diverter valve failure PCV faliure Cam wear Fuel pump failure Air conditioning failure Misfires Carbon build up Avoid this car at all costs. Don't make the same mistake I did.
2007 4dr Hatch turbocharged 210hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
In a year of ownership I have had far more dealership experiences than I care to remember. Lots of check engine lights, parts acting funny, and several parts that have questionable long-term durability.
2007 4dr Hatch turbocharged 210hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
Averaging 2 to 3 shop visits per year. Concerns about how much it will cost to own this vehicle over the long haul.
2007 2dr Hatch turbocharged 210hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
I have had to return to the dealership three times for "Airbag Fault" warnings.
2007 2dr Hatch turbocharged 210hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
OK, everything comes with a price, right? Rattles, bad tranny, warpped timing belt cover, cracked tail light lens. Did I mention the rattles? Know what? I STILL like it. Thank God for warranties.
2007 2dr Hatch turbocharged 210hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
VW needs to address reliability concerns with bulletprood reliability and a good service network.
2006 4dr Hatch Lots of repairs so far, minor and major ones.