2001 Volkswagen Polo 1.6 16v


If something goes wrong with this car, it is a bad nightmare!!


After 6 months of ownership, I had a major problem with my head gasket; the temperature started to go up, and then it blew up at 237,000 km. The whole engine was replaced.

A major water leak was found in the radiator, and then needed to be replaced too.

The whole steering group was replaced due to a problem in the steering.

After 24 months I replaced the throttle valve due to a major engine starting problem.

General Comments:

I have spent much more money than it was really worth to get this monster working and running all the time.

This car was a major shift in my opinion of VW.

The car is not dependable or reliable.

I would NOT recommend anyone to buy a VW.

It made me scared of buying any VW or German cars.

I'm moving east to Japan; going back to Honda, Toyota or Mitsubishi.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 3rd July, 2010