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Volkswagen Golf / GTI Powertrain and Chassis Repair Frequencies

Results are for year ending March 31, 2018. Only successfully completed repairs are currently included in the analysis. Routine maintenance, most wear items, recalls, and problems fixed with just a reflash or warning light reset are not included.
Year Make/Model Repair Trips Per 100 Cars Compared to all models for the same year    
2017 Volkswagen Golf 1.8T 4
16.6666666667% 16.6666666667% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  35 Golf 1.8Ts, 9.6 months of data per Golf 1.8T, average 10800 miles
2017 Volkswagen GTI and Golf R 7
45.2380952381% 45.2380952381% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  98 GTI and Golf Rs, 8.6 months of data per GTI and Golf R, average 7500 miles
2016 Volkswagen e-Golf   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  11 e-Golfs, 9.5 months of data per e-Golf, average 10700 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2016 Volkswagen Golf 1.8T 22
100% 100% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  48 Golf 1.8Ts, 10.2 months of data per Golf 1.8T, average 20700 miles

A year ago the 2015 Golf 1.8T had a similarly high repair frequency, while the GTI has generally been better.
2016 Volkswagen GTI and Golf R 15
73.8095238095% 73.8095238095% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  96 GTI and Golf Rs, 10.0 months of data per GTI and Golf R, average 15900 miles

A year ago the 2015 Golf 1.8T had a similarly high repair frequency, while the GTI has generally been better.
2015 Volkswagen e-Golf   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  10 e-Golfs, 10.0 months of data per e-Golf, average 21600 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2015 Volkswagen Golf 1.8T 32
100% 100% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  28 Golf 1.8Ts, 9.3 months of data per Golf 1.8T, average 24900 miles

Redesigned. Golf 1.8T initially had a higher repair frequency than the GTI, and the TDI still does. Unclear why. All might have a somewhat common problem with failing AC compressors.
2015 Volkswagen Golf diesel 14
35.7142857143% 35.7142857143% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  34 Golf diesels, 7.5 months of data per Golf diesel, average 31100 miles

Redesigned. Golf 1.8T initially had a higher repair frequency than the GTI, and the TDI still does. Unclear why. All might have a somewhat common problem with failing AC compressors.
2015 Volkswagen GTI and Golf R 16
43.8775510204% 43.8775510204% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  78 GTI and Golf Rs, 9.7 months of data per GTI and Golf R, average 31000 miles

Redesigned. Golf 1.8T initially had a higher repair frequency than the GTI, and the TDI still does. Unclear why. All might have a somewhat common problem with failing AC compressors.
2014 Volkswagen Golf diesel   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  18 Golf diesels, 4.9 months of data per Golf diesel, average 52700 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2013 Volkswagen Golf 2.5   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  16 Golf 2.5s, 11.1 months of data per Golf 2.5, average 54300 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2013 Volkswagen Golf diesel   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  13 Golf diesels, 6.2 months of data per Golf diesel, average 62500 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2013 Volkswagen GTI 50
100% 100% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  48 GTIs, 9.1 months of data per GTI, average 50900 miles
2012 Volkswagen Golf 2.5   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  20 Golf 2.5s, 8.8 months of data per Golf 2.5, average 63300 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2012 Volkswagen Golf diesel 13
10.8695652174% 10.8695652174% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  33 Golf diesels, 5.5 months of data per Golf diesel, average 71700 miles
2012 Volkswagen GTI 29
50.6211180124% 50.6211180124% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  53 GTIs, 9.5 months of data per GTI, average 62500 miles
2011 Volkswagen Golf 2.5   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  14 Golf 2.5s, 8.9 months of data per Golf 2.5, average 75000 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2011 Volkswagen Golf diesel   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  23 Golf diesels, 6.3 months of data per Golf diesel, average 87700 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2011 Volkswagen GTI 37
51.4778325123% 51.4778325123% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  33 GTIs, 8.8 months of data per GTI, average 73300 miles
2010 Volkswagen Golf 2.5   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  16 Golf 2.5s, 8.9 months of data per Golf 2.5, average 75800 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2010 Volkswagen Golf diesel 27
35.7142857143% 35.7142857143% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  32 Golf diesels, 5.5 months of data per Golf diesel, average 93500 miles

Redesigned.
2010 Volkswagen GTI 38
58.9947089947% 58.9947089947% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  26 GTIs, 8.5 months of data per GTI, average 83700 miles

Redesigned.
2009 Volkswagen GTI   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  19 GTIs, 9.5 months of data per GTI, average 86600 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2009 Volkswagen Rabbit 14
4.37788018433% 4.37788018433% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  26 Rabbits, 10.0 months of data per Rabbit, average 89100 miles
2008 Volkswagen GTI   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  13 GTIs, 8.8 months of data per GTI, average 102000 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2008 Volkswagen Rabbit 2.5   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  19 Rabbit 2.5s, 9.2 months of data per Rabbit 2.5, average 110000 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2007 Volkswagen GTI   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  19 GTIs, 6.9 months of data per GTI, average 110500 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2007 Volkswagen Rabbit 2.5   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  18 Rabbit 2.5s, 9.2 months of data per Rabbit 2.5, average 121300 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2004 Volkswagen Golf / GTI   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  15 Golf / GTIs, 9.0 months of data per Golf / GTI, average 125800 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2003 Volkswagen Golf / GTI   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  11 Golf / GTIs, 9.5 months of data per Golf / GTI, average 158000 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2003 Volkswagen Golf diesel   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  16 Golf diesels, 10.2 months of data per Golf diesel, average 224300 miles

* Small sample, members only.

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