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Volkswagen Golf / GTI Repair Frequencies

Results are for year ending December 31, 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 31
67.1428571429% 67.1428571429% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  31 Golf 1.8Ts, 8.6 months of data per Golf 1.8T, average 8000 miles
2017 Volkswagen GTI and Golf R 39
90% 90% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  89 GTI and Golf Rs, 7.9 months of data per GTI and Golf R, average 6200 miles
2016 Volkswagen e-Golf   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  11 e-Golfs, 9.5 months of data per e-Golf, average 8900 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2016 Volkswagen Golf 1.8T 37
79.2517006803% 79.2517006803% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  51 Golf 1.8Ts, 10.3 months of data per Golf 1.8T, average 18000 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 33
68.3673469388% 68.3673469388% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  104 GTI and Golf Rs, 9.8 months of data per GTI and Golf R, average 14100 miles

A year ago the 2015 Golf 1.8T had a similarly high repair frequency, while the GTI has generally been better.
2015 Volkswagen Golf 1.8T 47
81.8681318681% 81.8681318681% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  29 Golf 1.8Ts, 9.7 months of data per Golf 1.8T, average 22800 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 27
37.9120879121% 37.9120879121% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  39 Golf diesels, 6.9 months of data per Golf diesel, average 28600 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 26
35.7142857143% 35.7142857143% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  81 GTI and Golf Rs, 10.1 months of data per GTI and Golf R, average 28400 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 2.5   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  10 Golf 2.5s, 8.3 months of data per Golf 2.5, average 29400 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2014 Volkswagen Golf diesel 15
6.22119815668% 6.22119815668% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  33 Golf diesels, 4.8 months of data per Golf diesel, average 50100 miles
2013 Volkswagen Golf 2.5   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  17 Golf 2.5s, 10.7 months of data per Golf 2.5, average 47400 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2013 Volkswagen Golf diesel 34
47.9591836735% 47.9591836735% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  31 Golf diesels, 4.5 months of data per Golf diesel, average 60000 miles
2013 Volkswagen GTI 38
56.1224489796% 56.1224489796% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  51 GTIs, 9.8 months of data per GTI, average 47200 miles
2012 Volkswagen Golf 2.5   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  21 Golf 2.5s, 9.4 months of data per Golf 2.5, average 60100 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2012 Volkswagen Golf diesel 22
17.8571428571% 17.8571428571% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  46 Golf diesels, 6.1 months of data per Golf diesel, average 72900 miles
2012 Volkswagen GTI 28
28.5714285714% 28.5714285714% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  52 GTIs, 9.8 months of data per GTI, average 60100 miles
2011 Volkswagen Golf 2.5   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  14 Golf 2.5s, 9.1 months of data per Golf 2.5, average 74600 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2011 Volkswagen Golf diesel 50
46.5986394558% 46.5986394558% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  37 Golf diesels, 5.9 months of data per Golf diesel, average 89100 miles
2011 Volkswagen GTI 53
50.6802721088% 50.6802721088% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  33 GTIs, 9.7 months of data per GTI, average 72600 miles
2010 Volkswagen Golf 2.5   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  15 Golf 2.5s, 9.7 months of data per Golf 2.5, average 70500 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2010 Volkswagen Golf diesel 45
38.3720930233% 38.3720930233% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  46 Golf diesels, 5.8 months of data per Golf diesel, average 96000 miles

Redesigned.
2010 Volkswagen GTI 65
64.950166113% 64.950166113% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  29 GTIs, 8.9 months of data per GTI, average 80400 miles

Redesigned.
2009 Volkswagen GTI   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  19 GTIs, 10.6 months of data per GTI, average 87300 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2009 Volkswagen Rabbit 33
17.8571428571% 17.8571428571% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  33 Rabbits, 8.8 months of data per Rabbit, average 89000 miles
2008 Volkswagen GTI   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  13 GTIs, 9.8 months of data per GTI, average 100100 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2008 Volkswagen Rabbit 2.5   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  19 Rabbit 2.5s, 9.4 months of data per Rabbit 2.5, average 105300 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2007 Volkswagen GTI   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  20 GTIs, 7.8 months of data per GTI, average 110300 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2007 Volkswagen Rabbit 2.5   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  20 Rabbit 2.5s, 9.6 months of data per Rabbit 2.5, average 124300 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2004 Volkswagen Golf / GTI   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  17 Golf / GTIs, 8.2 months of data per Golf / GTI, average 121300 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2003 Volkswagen Golf / GTI   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  13 Golf / GTIs, 9.0 months of data per Golf / GTI, average 151300 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2003 Volkswagen Golf diesel   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  22 Golf diesels, 8.4 months of data per Golf diesel, average 222500 miles

* Small sample, members only.

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