Volkswagen Golf GTI Problem Trends and Complaints

Based on 12 problem areas, owners have reported the following issues with this vehicle that range in severity ratings from low to high.

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Cheap!!

Model Year:

2020

Manufacturer:

Volkswagen

Model:

Golf GTI

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

Worse car ever!! Transmission problems

Review submitted by:Chris

Pros:None

Cons:Transmission

Loved to drive it, too bad something always broke

Model Year:

2016

Manufacturer:

Volkswagen

Model:

Golf GTI

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

I feel like I had the stereotypical bad-VW experience. Great car to drive. Ridiculous issues that had they not occurred under warranty would have put my repair bills at at least 2,500 additional annually. This is not maintenance, it is repairs. I did not track or beat on the car.

Review submitted by:GreatToDrive

Pros:Driving Experience

Cons:Potential money pit

Simply the worst car I have ever owned in my life

Model Year:

2015

Manufacturer:

Volkswagen

Model:

Golf GTI

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

What a rotten car. It burned a quart of oil in the first 4K miles. The sunroof creaks so loudly I can't hear the radio. I took it back and they fixed it once now the creek is back. MPG is at the bottom of the city/highway rating in mixed

Review submitted by:alderran

Pros:It's not bad looking

Cons:No fun to drive

Fun car! Imperfect reliability and execution

Model Year:

2016

Manufacturer:

Volkswagen

Model:

Golf GTI

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

Let me start off by saying that this latest generation GTI is great to look at, fun to drive, and has a premium interior. Those qualities sold me on the car, however in the short few months since I've had it it's been nothing but a pain service wise. At

Review submitted by:Frustrated

Pros:Fun to drive, beautiful interior

Cons:Poor build quality, VW refuses to fix issues W/car

Just plain bad!

Model Year:

2015

Manufacturer:

Volkswagen

Model:

Golf GTI

Complaint Resolution:

Yes, by the dealer

We had to have the first gti replaced by vw due to a "catastrophic" dsg transmission failure at 1692 miles. vw customer care/service is terrible, worse than any cable company you care to imagine. after months of in and out of service departments they finally replaced the car with a

Review submitted by:im4au

Pros:its fun to drive when it works!

Cons:reliability is non-existent, which is pretty norma

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