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Every VW Has Problems. Some More Than Others.

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 23.81. By our math that means it ranks last in overall reliability. See why it ranks so poorly.

Rank Model Gen Years PainRank
56th Jetta Gen 5 2006—2010 23.81
55th Passat Gen 5 2006—2010 19.92
54th Passat Gen 4 1998—2005 18.97

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