Volkswagen Polo Reviews from Finland

2002 Volkswagen Polo SDI 1.9 diesel

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 1.9 diesel Manual
Performance marks 3 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
2.2 / 10
Distance when acquired170000 kilometres
Most recent distance240000 kilometres
Previous carMitsubishi Colt

Summary:

NEVER EVER buy a Volkswagen!

Faults:

OK! the first thing to go off was wheel bearings, replaced at VW garage.

Next month, clutch started slipping. Replaced.

Next week the clutch went down, towed back to the dealer! Got the car back in three days! Drove around 20 kms, Clutch went down again!

OK! Towed back to the dealer, I asked them to fix it properly and got the car back next week with new clutch, new gearbox, ABS sensors and some other little things, and paid a bill of nearly 2000 euros! Yes 2000.

OK! Drove it back home, the clutch went down on a motorway at midnight. Towed back to the dealer and asked for a refund, they refused to issue any refund.

I said, OK fix it, everything is under warranty! Now it's been three months, the car is at VW garage. The worst service, and the worst car. I would ask any VW officials reading this to review their dealership in Finland.

General Comments:

The worst car ever made! VW really really sucks.

I bought this car for damn 7000 euros and paid over 2000 euros to get it fixed, but they can't fix it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 17th September, 2009

1997 Volkswagen Polo 1.4 8v

Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership1997
Engine and transmission 1.4 8v Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance90000 kilometres
Previous carNissan Micra

Summary:

A nice car with classic design

Faults:

- There have been some rust in the left front door.

- The break lights doesn`t work, but they start to work when you knock them, there are some contact problems.

General Comments:

I really like this car because it`s nice to drive and the quality is good, (no fatal problems).

The engine is a bit old fashioned, but it works well.

- The rust protection is good, wax in the doors and other cases and PVC under the car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd March, 2004

2000 Volkswagen Polo Firstline 1.0

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.0 Manual
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired21000 kilometres
Most recent distance36000 kilometres
Previous carMitsubishi Galant

Summary:

A reliable basic car

Faults:

There is something wrong with the oil pressure light/sound. I believe it is a some kind of a sensor fault.

Happened to me a couple of times that when driving, suddenly the alarm light and sound come on and scare me off.

General Comments:

In the winter, the doors were frozen so that I had to crawl from the trunk to the cockpit. I still think that this is a good winter car.

1,0 liter motor is a little bit too small. The driver can see it especially when driving from ramps with short lane for acceleration and trying join with the other traffic on the highway.

When you want to disable the passenger seat's airbag, you have to take the car to VW service. I think this is something a driver should be able to himself.

The front light bulbs are quite hard to change by yourself and it is not even recommended by the owner's manual. Again something a driver should be able to do himself rather than taking this car to VW service.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th April, 2003

Average review marks: 5.3 / 10, based on 3 reviews