1985 Volkswagen Polo C 903cc from UK and Ireland
Good reliable small car with big load area in the back
Carburetor needed cleaning every few months; got new fuel tank to try and solve, but to no avail.
Positive Crankcase Ventilation filter blocked 3 times, causing oil contamination of alternator via air filter; 2 new alternators fitted.
Throttle return spring broke.
2 new clutches needed.
1 head gasket.
Drivers seat collapsed (fat driver!)
Did lots of miles so some problems to be expected; the main pain was the carb problems which kept recurring, but it just meant a £50 bill once or twice a year which I could live with.
Generally very reliable; though keep an eye out for oil in the air filter housing indicating a blocked crankcase oil filter.
Loads of space in the back with the rear seats folded down so very practical.
Surprisingly nippy for such a small engine.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 24th March, 2005