How The Vehicles Rank

PainRank is an algorithmic score that gives you a general idea of how painful it is to own certain vehicles. The higher the score, the more painful that vehicle is to own. Your mileage may vary.

Consider These

PainRank (?) Year Model Watch For
0.03 2003 Polo electrical
0.04 2008 Citi Golf lights
0.14 2006 Crossfox engine
0.18 2003 Eurovan engine
0.19 2004 R32 body / paint

Avoid These

PainRank (?) Year Model Beware Of
41.06 2003 Passat engine
33.14 2002 Passat engine
33.01 2006 Passat engine
31.29 2006 Jetta interior accessories
31.08 2003 Jetta transmission

More Volkswagen Scores

From worst to first.

PainRank (?) Year Model Watch Out For
41.06 2003 Passat engine problems
33.14 2002 Passat engine issues
33.01 2006 Passat engine headaches
31.29 2006 Jetta interior accessories complaints
31.08 2003 Jetta transmission problems
30.08 2009 Jetta brakes problems
27.89 2013 Passat interior accessories issues
27.0 2011 Jetta engine headaches
26.78 2010 Tiguan engine complaints
26.63 2012 Passat electrical problems
23.32 2007 Passat engine problems
23.09 2012 Jetta engine issues
22.83 2014 Jetta engine headaches
21.83 2010 CC engine complaints
21.65 2010 Jetta interior accessories problems
21.38 2005 Passat engine problems
21.02 2009 Tiguan engine issues
20.58 2004 Passat engine headaches
20.36 2013 Jetta engine complaints
19.84 2002 Jetta engine problems
17.5 2004 Beetle transmission problems
17.23 2014 Passat interior accessories issues
16.57 2011 Routan electrical headaches
16.49 2008 Passat engine complaints
15.68 2003 Beetle transmission problems
14.79 2007 Jetta interior accessories problems
14.41 2009 Routan engine issues
14.33 2001 Jetta engine headaches
13.85 2005 Jetta engine complaints
13.77 2008 Jetta brakes problems