5th Gen (2004 – 2008) Volkswagen GTI Problems

The 5th generation of the GTI has a cumulative PainRank™ of 0.34. That can be compared against other Volkswagen generations. Shopping for a Volkswagen? This generation is generally a good bet.

Owners of the 2004–2008 GTI model years have sent in 6 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the engine (33%) followed by the transmission (33%) and the exterior (16%).

Comparing Years in This Generation

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Volkswagen model years.

Watch out for the 2008 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Reliability PainRank (?)
2008 5
1.32
2007 0
0.0
2006 1
0.39
2005 0
0.0
2004 0
0.0

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