Volkswagen Polo Review from Costa Rica

2001 Volkswagen Polo Classic 1.6

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance64753 kilometres
Previous carToyota Corolla

Faults:

The passenger electric window engine was changed in the first 6 months twice.

The tires that come with were so bad...(Firestone). I use Pirelli P6000 tires, changed it the first year and with 1 year on road looks like new(good for my road average!).

To noise at 80+ Km/h.

Low A/C power for Tropical environment, compared with Japanese cars. The "cold" level take 10 minutes to "cool" the interior in a sunshine day.

General Comments:

A very good engine and general construction for a small car.

It looks too luxury comparing it with others cars in the same range at similar price with extras included (Full extras from Toyota Echo- Yaris in LatinAmerica, Honda Civic Sedan basic, New Toyota Corolla basic model).

Too comfortable and excellent interior design. The meter clocks and other controls are very nice and good distributed for me, pure VW style.

Very good engine, torque and handling. With a strict and scheduled maintenance plan, it will have a strong engine and long live future.

I plan to own it for too many years!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th April, 2003

Average review marks: 8.8 / 10, based on 1 review