Volkswagen Polo Reviews from Netherlands

2003 Volkswagen Polo Highline 1.4 16v 74kW

Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.4 16v 74kW Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired15 kilometres
Most recent distance19600 kilometres
Previous carVolkswagen Polo

Summary:

Too poor built, too expensive little sports-car

Faults:

When I just got the car I noticed a stain on the side of the passengers' chair.

The motor of the rear window washer broke down. The fluids didn't make it to the window, they sprayed onto the wiper.

There must be an awful lot of torsion in the car, because it makes terrible noise when driving over a bump. The doors squeak etc.

Within 18.000 kilometers some 2 liters of oil had to be refilled.

General Comments:

It's a fast car (100 hp) and it looks great (purple with 15" alloy 'Melbourne' rims). The car has never let be down (yet). The materials on the inside of the car feel great and look great. The sound-system (8 loudspeakers) is also a plus. Too bad that the front seats cannot be placed far enough away from the pedals.

Dependent of what the dealer can solve to my problems I think I will not automatically choose another Volkswagen again.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 21st August, 2003

25th Oct 2003, 09:51

With all due respect to the author of this review, I have to add that a 100BHP car is by no means fast and honestly can never be described as a sports car!

1985 Volkswagen Polo 1.0

Year of manufacture1985
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.0 Manual
Performance marks 2 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.4 / 10
Distance when acquired14000 kilometres
Most recent distance14000 kilometres
Previous carCitroen ZX

Summary:

It helps me get there

Faults:

The engine started smoking at 135 km/h.

The switch of the fan is missing.

General Comments:

I only bought this car today. I paid EUR 300, which I think is really nothing, but I hope it will last at least for the summer.

The driver seat is worn badly, but the car is 17 years old, so that's okay.

It's really comfortable.

I'm used to 5 gears, but this car has 4. That's a little odd.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 16th May, 2002

Average review marks: 5.8 / 10, based on 2 reviews