How reliable is a Golf GTI?

I’ve been thinking about buying a Volkswagen Golf GTI for a couple of years, and now that I’m finally ready to take the leap, I’m doing some research to make sure it’s the right car and one that I can keep for years. How reliable is the Volkswagen Golf GTI?

Andrea Barrett · Answered on Apr 20, 2022
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
Knowing how reliable a car is before you invest is a great idea! The Volkswagen Golf GTI gets a reliability rating of 3.0 out of 5.0, ranking it 34th out of 26 cars in the compact division.
When buying a car, most owners don’t want to be paying an arm and a leg for maintenance and repairs, and the Golf GTI has an average annual repair cost of $791, making it higher than the average cost to own a car. Repairs tend to be frequent but the severity of the issues tends to be lower than in most cars.
Some of the most common issues owners experience are:
  • Stalling
  • High mileage automatic transmissions have problems shifting
  • Electrical issues (sunroof, starter, windows)
  • Air conditioning
  • Reverse gear failures
  • Fuel pump problems
While all cars experience maintenance issues here and there, frequent repairs can get expensive. And when you add on an insurance policy that’s through the roof, your bank account can take a hit. But with Jerry, you don’t have to spend huge sums to protect your car.
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