The 6th generation of the Golf has a cumulative PainRank™ of 8.85. That can be compared against other Volkswagen generations. Shopping for a Volkswagen? You could do worse (but you could also do better).
Owners of the 2010–2013 Golf model years have sent in 39 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the engine (33%) followed by the transmission (15%) and the interior (10%).