1982 Volkswagen Polo 1.3 from Sweden
VW Polo 82-85
Brake system rusted to bits.
Handbrake cable snapped.
Gearbox broken; jumps a gear or two.
Window wipers not working.
Door locks by itself when you just open the door.
Rear axle damaged.
Hole in the exhaust.
Radio not working all the time.
Front brake and springs; the whole lot rusted and jammed.
The 1982 model is a very good car, when it works.
I bought the car for 40 pounds, and to get a second hand one here costs 200 pounds.
I have fixed most of the problem, but it comes to about 400 pounds to get all the parts.
If you are looking for a VW Polo 82, get an 85 instead; the exhaust was made of some metal that does not rust, and so was the axle. The VW Polo 82, the metal is thinner and less protected against rust. My car is an 82, but I have all the parts in it that are from a VW Polo 85.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 3rd August, 2007