Volkswagen Polo Review from Cyprus

2003 Volkswagen Polo Trendline 1.2 65BHP 1.2 65BHP

Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.2 65BHP Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired55 kilometres
Most recent distance5350 kilometres
Previous carNissan Almera


A cut above the rest in the class


Thus far the only fault was a minor rattle coming from the rear of the car. This rattle occurred when going over a serve bump in the road and not over poor surfaces. This was fixed by the dealer.

General Comments:

I have enjoyed fault free motoring for over 5,000 Km. The car has been everything that I expected.

The 1.2 65BHP is sweet and strong, but overtaking has to be planned with care. This small engine lacks the raw power to blast past other cars on the road. But otherwise the car returns decent performance.

The semi-automatic air conditioning sometimes struggles with the hottest Cyprus days. But again, this is not a major problem.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th August, 2003

Average review marks: 8.2 / 10, based on 1 review