The 4th generation of the Golf has a cumulative PainRank™ of 3.4. That can be compared against other Volkswagen generations. Shopping for a Volkswagen? So far, so good. But there are some warning signs to watch for.
Owners of the 1999–2005 Golf model years have sent in 52 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the engine (23%) followed by the transmission (19%) and the interior (15%).