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Volkswagen Golf / GTI Repair Frequencies

Results are for year ending June 30, 2017. 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 40
82.4675324675% 82.4675324675% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  25 Golf 1.8Ts, 6.0 months of data per Golf 1.8T, average 5000 miles
2017 Volkswagen GTI and Golf R 41
85.0649350649% 85.0649350649% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  52 GTI and Golf Rs, 5.1 months of data per GTI and Golf R, average 3600 miles
2016 Volkswagen Golf 1.8T 47
95.3416149068% 95.3416149068% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  51 Golf 1.8Ts, 10.5 months of data per Golf 1.8T, average 12800 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 31
55.5900621118% 55.5900621118% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  113 GTI and Golf Rs, 10.1 months of data per GTI and Golf R, average 9700 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, 9.3 months of data per e-Golf, average 13900 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2015 Volkswagen Golf 1.8T 33
57.1428571429% 57.1428571429% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  27 Golf 1.8Ts, 9.3 months of data per Golf 1.8T, average 18100 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 13
9.52380952381% 9.52380952381% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  34 Golf diesels, 8.3 months of data per Golf diesel, average 26400 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 30
50% 50% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  83 GTI and Golf Rs, 9.6 months of data per GTI and Golf R, average 24300 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 10
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  46 Golf diesels, 8.2 months of data per Golf diesel, average 43600 miles
2014 Volkswagen GTI   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  12 GTIs, 7.7 months of data per GTI, average 34500 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2013 Volkswagen Golf 2.5   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  18 Golf 2.5s, 9.6 months of data per Golf 2.5, average 44700 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2013 Volkswagen Golf diesel 21
18.5714285714% 18.5714285714% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  39 Golf diesels, 7.4 months of data per Golf diesel, average 54200 miles
2013 Volkswagen GTI 28
31.9047619048% 31.9047619048% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  52 GTIs, 9.9 months of data per GTI, average 41400 miles
2012 Volkswagen Golf 2.5   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  21 Golf 2.5s, 9.9 months of data per Golf 2.5, average 53900 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2012 Volkswagen Golf diesel 25
18.253968254% 18.253968254% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  56 Golf diesels, 8.7 months of data per Golf diesel, average 71800 miles
2012 Volkswagen GTI 32
29.3650793651% 29.3650793651% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  55 GTIs, 9.5 months of data per GTI, average 57600 miles
2011 Volkswagen Golf 2.5   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  14 Golf 2.5s, 9.0 months of data per Golf 2.5, average 73500 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2011 Volkswagen Golf diesel 44
41.4285714286% 41.4285714286% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  49 Golf diesels, 8.4 months of data per Golf diesel, average 83500 miles
2011 Volkswagen GTI 67
74.2857142857% 74.2857142857% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  35 GTIs, 10.2 months of data per GTI, average 67400 miles
2010 Volkswagen Golf 2.5   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  16 Golf 2.5s, 10.4 months of data per Golf 2.5, average 68900 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2010 Volkswagen Golf diesel 40
37.1794871795% 37.1794871795% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  64 Golf diesels, 7.9 months of data per Golf diesel, average 100500 miles

Redesigned.
2010 Volkswagen GTI 70
81.1355311355% 81.1355311355% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  38 GTIs, 9.0 months of data per GTI, average 72500 miles

Redesigned.
2009 Volkswagen GTI   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  22 GTIs, 10.3 months of data per GTI, average 80300 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2009 Volkswagen Rabbit 71
52.3376623377% 52.3376623377% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  33 Rabbits, 9.8 months of data per Rabbit, average 87300 miles
2008 Volkswagen GTI   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  13 GTIs, 10.5 months of data per GTI, average 95900 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2008 Volkswagen Rabbit 2.5 77
57.1428571429% 57.1428571429% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  25 Rabbit 2.5s, 8.1 months of data per Rabbit 2.5, average 98400 miles

Average odometer much lower for the R32.
2007 Volkswagen GTI   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  23 GTIs, 8.9 months of data per GTI, average 103400 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2007 Volkswagen Rabbit 2.5   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  24 Rabbit 2.5s, 10.0 months of data per Rabbit 2.5, average 122200 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2004 Volkswagen Golf / GTI   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  16 Golf / GTIs, 8.2 months of data per Golf / GTI, average 114000 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2003 Volkswagen Golf / GTI   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  14 Golf / GTIs, 8.1 months of data per Golf / GTI, average 137600 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2003 Volkswagen Golf diesel 97
53.4749034749% 53.4749034749% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  27 Golf diesels, 8.7 months of data per Golf diesel, average 233700 miles

Note high average odometer for the TDI.
2002 Volkswagen Golf / GTI   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  11 Golf / GTIs, 8.2 months of data per Golf / GTI, average 103700 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2002 Volkswagen Golf diesel   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  12 Golf diesels, 9.5 months of data per Golf diesel, average 235300 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

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