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Volkswagen Golf / GTI Repair Frequencies

Results are for year ending September 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 35
69.4805194805% 69.4805194805% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  28 Golf 1.8Ts, 7.3 months of data per Golf 1.8T, average 6100 miles
2017 Volkswagen GTI and Golf R 34
66.8831168831% 66.8831168831% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  66 GTI and Golf Rs, 6.9 months of data per GTI and Golf R, average 4900 miles
2016 Volkswagen e-Golf   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  11 e-Golfs, 8.9 months of data per e-Golf, average 7500 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2016 Volkswagen Golf 1.8T 40
82.4675324675% 82.4675324675% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  52 Golf 1.8Ts, 10.3 months of data per Golf 1.8T, average 14900 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 36
72.0779220779% 72.0779220779% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  107 GTI and Golf Rs, 9.8 months of data per GTI and Golf R, average 11800 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, 10.2 months of data per e-Golf, average 17000 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2015 Volkswagen Golf 1.8T 30
50% 50% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  26 Golf 1.8Ts, 10.8 months of data per Golf 1.8T, average 20600 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 9
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  40 Golf diesels, 6.6 months of data per Golf diesel, average 26500 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 29
47.619047619% 47.619047619% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  82 GTI and Golf Rs, 10.1 months of data per GTI and Golf R, 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.
2014 Volkswagen Golf diesel 13
1.78571428571% 1.78571428571% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  45 Golf diesels, 6.0 months of data per Golf diesel, average 45800 miles
2014 Volkswagen GTI   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  11 GTIs, 6.6 months of data per GTI, average 37300 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2013 Volkswagen Golf 2.5   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  17 Golf 2.5s, 10.2 months of data per Golf 2.5, average 43300 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2013 Volkswagen Golf diesel 22
21.921182266% 21.921182266% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  39 Golf diesels, 5.7 months of data per Golf diesel, average 58000 miles
2013 Volkswagen GTI 35
47.5369458128% 47.5369458128% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  53 GTIs, 9.7 months of data per GTI, average 43400 miles
2012 Volkswagen Golf 2.5   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  23 Golf 2.5s, 8.7 months of data per Golf 2.5, average 58000 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2012 Volkswagen Golf diesel 22
14.4897959184% 14.4897959184% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  53 Golf diesels, 7.2 months of data per Golf diesel, average 73100 miles
2012 Volkswagen GTI 25
19.387755102% 19.387755102% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  51 GTIs, 9.5 months of data per GTI, average 59100 miles
2011 Volkswagen Golf 2.5   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  14 Golf 2.5s, 9.8 months of data per Golf 2.5, average 73600 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2011 Volkswagen Golf diesel 49
45.2380952381% 45.2380952381% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  44 Golf diesels, 6.7 months of data per Golf diesel, average 84500 miles
2011 Volkswagen GTI 65
67.0068027211% 67.0068027211% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  34 GTIs, 9.8 months of data per GTI, average 69600 miles
2010 Volkswagen Golf 2.5   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  15 Golf 2.5s, 10.0 months of data per Golf 2.5, average 69600 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2010 Volkswagen Golf diesel 39
32.9268292683% 32.9268292683% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  62 Golf diesels, 6.5 months of data per Golf diesel, average 99800 miles

Redesigned.
2010 Volkswagen GTI 77
85.8885017422% 85.8885017422% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  34 GTIs, 8.7 months of data per GTI, average 75500 miles

Redesigned.
2009 Volkswagen GTI   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  22 GTIs, 10.4 months of data per GTI, average 84100 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2009 Volkswagen Rabbit 63
45.2380952381% 45.2380952381% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  34 Rabbits, 9.0 months of data per Rabbit, average 89000 miles
2008 Volkswagen GTI   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  13 GTIs, 9.3 months of data per GTI, average 98700 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2008 Volkswagen Rabbit 2.5   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  22 Rabbit 2.5s, 9.0 months of data per Rabbit 2.5, average 103400 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2007 Volkswagen GTI   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  24 GTIs, 7.8 months of data per GTI, average 108900 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2007 Volkswagen Rabbit 2.5   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  21 Rabbit 2.5s, 10.4 months of data per Rabbit 2.5, average 124600 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2004 Volkswagen Golf / GTI   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  15 Golf / GTIs, 8.9 months of data per Golf / GTI, average 116700 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2003 Volkswagen Golf / GTI   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  13 Golf / GTIs, 9.5 months of data per Golf / GTI, average 144400 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2003 Volkswagen Golf diesel 84
39.3309222423% 39.3309222423% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  25 Golf diesels, 8.0 months of data per Golf diesel, average 234000 miles

Note high average odometer for the TDI.
2002 Volkswagen Golf diesel   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  11 Golf diesels, 7.4 months of data per Golf diesel, average 238900 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

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