Volkswagen Polo Reviews from Greece

2002 Volkswagen Polo 1.4

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 1.4 Manual
Performance marks 3 / 10
Reliability marks 0 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.5 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance105000 kilometres
Previous carHonda Civic

Faults:

1. The electrical system was shutting down the fuel while driving.

2. The engine lights were turning on without the garage knowing what the problem was. After a lot of lost time and replacing all the sensors, they discovered it was the valve which controls the air that passes to the engine.

3. The water tank for the windscreen had a leak and was replaced.

4. The 4 electrical fuses of the strokes are replaced 1 by 1, even if the company knew that they were malfunctioning. (guarantee was ended when I replaced them, and I was told that it was extended only for these parts).

5. Two sensors/valves, of the engine, for a long time now have not been working well. Which is causing high consumption, and was never said until I change VW garage a few weeks ago.

6. From the beginning it burns 1 to 1 1/2 liters of oil until the next service.

7. They had to remove all the fuses of the electronic controller, and refix them by hand, wire by wire, cause they were not well done from factory. (This happened at the beginning)

8. Once it was not starting; I thought it was the battery, but I was wrong. One wire that gives power to the starting motor was gone from its plug!

General Comments:

I also own a Civic model of 1997, which now has 300.000 km without ANY problems.

For sure I will never buy any VW again. Their reliability is very low.

What is annoying me is that they knew about the problems and they were not fixing them.

Friend of mine, he went to a lawyer and they gave him a new one, 4 months after he purchased it, cause of all the problems he had.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 20th April, 2008

2000 Volkswagen Polo Comfortline 1.4 16v/75bhp

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.4 16v/75bhp Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.2 / 10
Distance when acquired3 kilometres
Most recent distance18000 kilometres
Previous carSuzuki Alto

Summary:

The worst deal. Money thrown away..

Faults:

Passenger's seat became loose at 2000km.

Engine cutoffs every 100-150 km due to non-defined electronic failures. CPU changed at 7000km.

Both electrical windows started malfunctioning twice (7000km, 15000km) and were replaced during warranty.

Engine refused to start at 15000km due to starter-socket malfunction. Key socket was replaced resulting in abnormal steering wheel replacement.

Colour started fading at 10000km. According to my dealer, the damage had been made during car-washing and is not covered by Volkswagen.

Holes were discovered on the rubber around the drivers door at 15000km, and I am still waiting for the part to come...

The air conditioning panel light came off and the panel was scratched by a VW dealer during the light replacement. The whole panel was replaced 2 months later.

The cockpit panel coverage became loose, but it does not concern me much.

General Comments:

The service periods are 7500km for oil and 15000 for general checks, which is half the time it was supposed to be. The Greek Volkswagen general dealer says that this happens due to high temperatures, but it does not seem like a decent scenario for me.

I am very disappointed with the Volkswagen product and I would never buy a car from the same factory in the future.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 30th July, 2001

29th Oct 2001, 01:48

My wife recently bought the Volkswagen Polo. From the beginning, it has been nothing but trouble. First, the motor for the driver's window stopped working. Then the motor for the windshield wipers.

The paint on the interior door handles started coming off. Now, the "check light" is on and the cars seems to be running on 3 cylinders only.

The dealership told me that it is because of the gas in Greece. The service department at the dealership have been helpful, but what happens after the warranty expires??? Needless to say, I am disappointed about the purchase.

Average review marks: 4.4 / 10, based on 2 reviews