The 3rd generation of the Golf has a cumulative PainRank™ of 0.63. That can be compared against other Volkswagen generations. Shopping for a Volkswagen? This generation is generally a good bet.
Owners of the 1992–1998 Golf model years have sent in 21 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the engine (33%) followed by the electrical (19%) and the exterior (14%).