1980 Volkswagen Polo 0.9 from UK and Ireland


Cheap, slow, yellow and good crack


Rusted. A lot. A two week re-spray job held it back for a good two months.

Needs regular tuning or the performance drops to new lows.

Driver's side seat works through.

New brake discs at 45,000 miles.

New door handles and suspension strut at 45,000 miles.

General Comments:

Despite the obvious drawbacks of a 21 year old 900cc car, this thing is brilliant. It cost £350, and had only one previous owner and 25,000 miles on the clock. Winner.

It needs fixing every now and again, but this costs very little. Apart from the usual electrical and tuning problems with old cars, it's been bullet proof.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 31st May, 2001