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.
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