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1997 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Problems and Repair Histories

Don't infer 1997 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.
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Repair costs are in local units.

1997 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI

Engine not specified

Volkswagen in Saskatchewan, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2011 192200    
193440 600 Transmission failed for 2nd time with this car. At 105000km the car was accidentally put into reverse while travelling over 50kmh. This time the transmission overheated (low transmission oil). Gears do not reliably change. 

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1997 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 4-door

6-cylinder manual 2WD

Volkswagen in Virgin Islands, U.S.
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2011 80600    
80600 2949 VR6 Engine blew up, even though I've used Synthetic every <= 5,000 miles. Shop did clutch, too even though I didn't want it, nor feel like I needed it.  Within a week, my previously replaced coil pack cracked. I bought a used '05 miata. 

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