The Generation 4 GTI spans the 1997—2003 model years.

It ranks 15th in reliability out of 38 generations.

What Breaks the Most in This Generation?

Compare Year-to-Year

Year PainRank™ Problems Most Problematic
2003 2.82 5 drivetrain problems »
2002 0.33 1 transmission issues »
2001 N/A 0 N/A
2000 N/A 0 N/A
1999 0.37 1 engine complaints »
1998 N/A 0 N/A
1997 1.84 3 transmission problems »