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2015 - 2017 Volkswagen Golf / GTI Repair Frequencies

Results are for year ending June 30, 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 26
52.8571428571% 52.8571428571% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  75 Golf 1.8Ts, 9.3 months of data per Golf 1.8T, average 12300 miles
2017 Volkswagen GTI and Golf R 28
58.5714285714% 58.5714285714% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  101 GTI and Golf Rs, 9.3 months of data per GTI and Golf R, average 9100 miles
2016 Volkswagen e-Golf   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  10 e-Golfs, 10.2 months of data per e-Golf, average 12900 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2016 Volkswagen Golf 1.8T 34
71.0884353741% 71.0884353741% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  45 Golf 1.8Ts, 10.9 months of data per Golf 1.8T, average 24000 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
62.925170068% 62.925170068% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  106 GTI and Golf Rs, 10.3 months of data per GTI and Golf R, average 18700 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, 10.1 months of data per e-Golf, average 23900 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2015 Volkswagen Golf 1.8T 61
100% 100% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  29 Golf 1.8Ts, 8.9 months of data per Golf 1.8T, average 27500 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 32
43.8775510204% 43.8775510204% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  33 Golf diesels, 7.9 months of data per Golf diesel, average 35500 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 18
15.306122449% 15.306122449% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  78 GTI and Golf Rs, 9.6 months of data per GTI and Golf R, average 34400 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.

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