The 5th generation of the Golf has a cumulative PainRank™ of 1.1. That can be compared against other Volkswagen generations. Shopping for a Volkswagen? This generation is generally a good bet.
Owners of the 2006–2009 Golf model years have sent in 8 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the brakes (25%) followed by the electrical (25%) and the transmission (25%).