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Volkswagen Golf / GTI Repair Frequencies

Results are for year ending March 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   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  15 Golf 1.8Ts, 4.5 months of data per Golf 1.8T, average 3800 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2017 Volkswagen GTI and Golf R 39
90% 90% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  36 GTI and Golf Rs, 3.4 months of data per GTI and Golf R, average 2600 miles
2016 Volkswagen Golf 1.8T 41
80.4347826087% 80.4347826087% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  51 Golf 1.8Ts, 9.8 months of data per Golf 1.8T, average 10300 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 29
50.6211180124% 50.6211180124% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  113 GTI and Golf Rs, 10.2 months of data per GTI and Golf R, average 7800 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, 9.0 months of data per e-Golf, average 12800 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2015 Volkswagen Golf 1.8T 41
76.1904761905% 76.1904761905% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  28 Golf 1.8Ts, 9.4 months of data per Golf 1.8T, average 16000 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 29
47.619047619% 47.619047619% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  31 Golf diesels, 9.3 months of data per Golf diesel, average 25000 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 23
33.3333333333% 33.3333333333% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  90 GTI and Golf Rs, 9.4 months of data per GTI and Golf R, average 22000 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 11
0.246305418719% 0.246305418719% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  44 Golf diesels, 10.0 months of data per Golf diesel, average 40100 miles
2014 Volkswagen GTI   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  13 GTIs, 7.5 months of data per GTI, average 31500 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2013 Volkswagen Golf 2.5   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  20 Golf 2.5s, 9.3 months of data per Golf 2.5, average 43900 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2013 Volkswagen Golf diesel 13
2.53456221198% 2.53456221198% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  43 Golf diesels, 8.7 months of data per Golf diesel, average 51800 miles
2013 Volkswagen GTI 21
17.2811059908% 17.2811059908% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  53 GTIs, 9.8 months of data per GTI, average 38800 miles
2012 Volkswagen Golf 2.5   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  23 Golf 2.5s, 9.6 months of data per Golf 2.5, average 50100 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2012 Volkswagen Golf diesel 20
13.2034632035% 13.2034632035% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  60 Golf diesels, 9.2 months of data per Golf diesel, average 68400 miles
2012 Volkswagen GTI 44
54.7619047619% 54.7619047619% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  59 GTIs, 8.9 months of data per GTI, average 53700 miles
2011 Volkswagen Golf 2.5   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  12 Golf 2.5s, 10.6 months of data per Golf 2.5, average 71000 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2011 Volkswagen Golf diesel 35
29.8534798535% 29.8534798535% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  55 Golf diesels, 8.8 months of data per Golf diesel, average 80600 miles
2011 Volkswagen GTI 63
70.8791208791% 70.8791208791% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  37 GTIs, 9.8 months of data per GTI, average 65100 miles
2010 Volkswagen Golf 2.5   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  17 Golf 2.5s, 9.6 months of data per Golf 2.5, average 69000 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2010 Volkswagen Golf diesel 41
35.7142857143% 35.7142857143% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  66 Golf diesels, 8.9 months of data per Golf diesel, average 98300 miles

Redesigned.
2010 Volkswagen GTI 64
67.7700348432% 67.7700348432% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  43 GTIs, 8.7 months of data per GTI, average 70100 miles

Redesigned.
2009 Volkswagen GTI 58
44.8571428571% 44.8571428571% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  25 GTIs, 9.1 months of data per GTI, average 78700 miles
2009 Volkswagen Rabbit 55
41.4285714286% 41.4285714286% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  37 Rabbits, 9.5 months of data per Rabbit, average 86100 miles
2008 Volkswagen GTI   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  19 GTIs, 8.3 months of data per GTI, average 92200 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2008 Volkswagen Rabbit 2.5 68
49.2207792208% 49.2207792208% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  28 Rabbit 2.5s, 8.8 months of data per Rabbit 2.5, average 96000 miles

Average odometer much lower for the R32.
2007 Volkswagen GTI 89
66.2561576355% 66.2561576355% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  25 GTIs, 9.2 months of data per GTI, average 100700 miles

Redesigned. Includes the 2006.5 Rabbit and GTI.
2007 Volkswagen Rabbit 2.5 82
59.3596059113% 59.3596059113% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  25 Rabbit 2.5s, 10.0 months of data per Rabbit 2.5, average 118200 miles

Redesigned. Includes the 2006.5 Rabbit and GTI.
2005 Volkswagen Golf / GTI   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  10 Golf / GTIs, 9.2 months of data per Golf / GTI, average 140000 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2004 Volkswagen Golf / GTI   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  13 Golf / GTIs, 9.3 months of data per Golf / GTI, average 113600 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2003 Volkswagen Golf / GTI   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  16 Golf / GTIs, 8.2 months of data per Golf / GTI, average 135000 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2003 Volkswagen Golf diesel 111
66.6666666667% 66.6666666667% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  28 Golf diesels, 9.7 months of data per Golf diesel, average 237200 miles

Note high average odometer for the TDI.
2002 Volkswagen Golf / GTI   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  13 Golf / GTIs, 7.7 months of data per Golf / GTI, average 109000 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2002 Volkswagen Golf diesel   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  13 Golf diesels, 9.6 months of data per Golf diesel, average 232200 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

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