Compare VW Vehicles

PainRank combines owner data, recall frequency, vehicle age, and other factors to give you a guide about which vehicles are a pain-in-the-butt to own. We’ve also ranked VW generations, so you can get a better sense of which vehicles and model years you should avoid like the plague.

Why You Should Avoid the 5th Generation Volkswagen Jetta

From 2006 to 2010, the Jetta accumulated an overall PainRank™ of 24.79. By our math that means it ranks last in overall reliability. See why it ranks so poorly.

Want to know now all 44 Volkswagen generations rank?

Rank Model Generation Years Reliability PainRank
44th Jetta Gen 5 2006—2010
24.79
43rd Passat Gen 5 2006—2010
19.96
42nd Passat Gen 4 1998—2005
18.97