FSO Polonez Review from Slovenia

1988 FSO Polonez SLX 1.6

Year of manufacture1988
First year of ownership1988
Most recent year of ownership1991
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance45000 kilometres
Previous carFSO Polonez 1500


A hopeless effort to make a western kind of a car


Handbrake cable got stuck.

Head gasket had to be replaced at 40000km.

General Comments:

I guess we were just lucky with our family car. There were no major problems and we never had to hitch hike home. I heard horrifying stories about the Polonez here in Slovenia at that time.

I remember it as a fairly comfortable family car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 15th September, 2001

25th Oct 2002, 15:29

I heard (!) horrifying stories about Mercedes and still never thought about giving it a bad review based on that...


31st May 2006, 16:26

I like this car. It is very cheap and in my opinion quite good.

Average review marks: 7.2 / 10, based on 1 review