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

You won't find Mazda CX-7 or Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI reliability information like this anywhere else. Actual repair frequencies, not just vague dots, to make it clear how much the Mazda CX-7 and the Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI truly differ in reliability.

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Year Make/Model Repair Frequencysuccessful repair trips per 100 cars per year Compared to all models for the same year  
2013 Volkswagen Golf diesel 84 Golf diesels, 7.5 months of data per Golf diesel, average 8600 miles13
10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2013 Volkswagen GTI 44 GTIs, 7.7 months of data per GTI, average 7700 miles14
10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2012 Volkswagen Golf diesel 174 Golf diesels, 9.9 months of data per Golf diesel, average 17100 miles27
30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2012 Volkswagen GTI 85 GTIs, 10.0 months of data per GTI, average 16000 miles28
30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2012 Volkswagen Golf 2.5   21 Golf 2.5s, 8.9 months of data per Golf 2.5, average 15200 miles

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2011 Mazda CX-7   17 CX-7s, 9.4 months of data per CX-7, average 21400 miles

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2011 Volkswagen Golf 2.5   12 Golf 2.5s, 9.3 months of data per Golf 2.5, average 28900 miles

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2011 Volkswagen Golf diesel 153 Golf diesels, 9.6 months of data per Golf diesel, average 34400 miles36
40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2011 Volkswagen GTI 63 GTIs, 9.0 months of data per GTI, average 30600 miles40
50% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2010 Mazda CX-7   17 CX-7s, 8.6 months of data per CX-7, average 35200 miles

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2010 Volkswagen Golf 2.5   24 Golf 2.5s, 9.6 months of data per Golf 2.5, average 35600 miles

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2010 Volkswagen Golf diesel 84 Golf diesels, 9.4 months of data per Golf diesel, average 53000 miles

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40
40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2010 Volkswagen GTI 80 GTIs, 8.4 months of data per GTI, average 38500 miles

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50
60% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2009 Volkswagen Rabbit 33 Rabbits, 8.2 months of data per Rabbit, average 52300 miles22
10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2009 Volkswagen GTI 28 GTIs, 10.0 months of data per GTI, average 54800 miles43
40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2008 Mazda CX-7   23 CX-7s, 9.9 months of data per CX-7, average 64200 miles

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2008 Volkswagen R32   15 R32s, 8.9 months of data per R32, average 53200 miles

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2008 Volkswagen Rabbit 2.5 38 Rabbit 2.5s, 9.7 months of data per Rabbit 2.5, average 65500 miles23
10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2008 Volkswagen GTI 42 GTIs, 8.8 months of data per GTI, average 61100 miles59
50% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2007 Mazda CX-7   10 CX-7s, 8.5 months of data per CX-7, average 63200 miles

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2007 Volkswagen GTI 32 GTIs, 9.8 months of data per GTI, average 82400 miles

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65
50% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2007 Volkswagen Rabbit 2.5 32 Rabbit 2.5s, 10.3 months of data per Rabbit 2.5, average 85300 miles

Redesigned. Includes the 2006.5 Rabbit and GTI.
69
60% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2005 Volkswagen Golf diesel   10 Golf diesels, 8.8 months of data per Golf diesel, average 136900 miles

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2005 Volkswagen Golf / GTI   11 Golf / GTIs, 9.1 months of data per Golf / GTI, average 95600 miles

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2004 Volkswagen Golf diesel   10 Golf diesels, 8.8 months of data per Golf diesel, average 162900 miles

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2004 Volkswagen Golf / GTI   14 Golf / GTIs, 10.1 months of data per Golf / GTI, average 93000 miles

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2003 Volkswagen Golf / GTI 32 Golf / GTIs, 8.6 months of data per Golf / GTI, average 124100 miles

Note high average odometer for the TDI.
83
50% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2003 Volkswagen Golf diesel 27 Golf diesels, 9.8 months of data per Golf diesel, average 222900 miles

Note high average odometer for the TDI.
127
100% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2002 Volkswagen Golf / GTI   12 Golf / GTIs, 9.4 months of data per Golf / GTI, average 106000 miles

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2002 Volkswagen Golf diesel   13 Golf diesels, 9.1 months of data per Golf diesel, average 189200 miles

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2001 Volkswagen Golf diesel   10 Golf diesels, 10.1 months of data per Golf diesel, average 189200 miles

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2001 Volkswagen Golf / GTI 26 Golf / GTIs, 8.7 months of data per Golf / GTI, average 147000 miles

Note high average odometer for the TDI. Score for the diesel especially seems too low to be accurate. Possible that owners are living with problems instead of fixing them.
122
80% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2000 Volkswagen Golf / GTI   21 Golf / GTIs, 7.6 months of data per Golf / GTI, average 125000 miles

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2000 Volkswagen Golf diesel   12 Golf diesels, 9.9 months of data per Golf diesel, average 212900 miles

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

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

Reliability and Durability of the Mazda CX-7: 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.
Reliability and Durability of the Mazda CX-7: 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 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.
2007 4dr SUV turbocharged 244hp 2.3L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
been in the shop for a lot of things including recalls

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