The Generation 4 Golf spans the 1999—2005 model years.

It ranks 21st in reliability out of 38 generations.

What Breaks the Most in This Generation?

Compare Year-to-Year

Year PainRank™ Problems Most Problematic
2005 5.61 11 engine problems »
2004 0.79 2 exhaust system issues »
2003 4.24 3 transmission complaints »
2002 4.0 9 transmission problems »
2001 4.89 16 engine issues »
2000 2.41 5 interior complaints »
1999 1.88 6 engine problems »