1991 Volkswagen Polo Reviews

1991 Volkswagen Polo Fox 1.1L from UK and Ireland

Model year1991
Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 1.1L Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired79800 miles
Most recent distance81000 miles
Previous carFord Mondeo

Summary:

Absolute joy with typical VW reliability

Faults:

Engine has got more rattly as the miles clock up. Have been told the tappets need replacing, but she still goes strong.

General Comments:

I got rid of a 2.0 litre Ford Mondeo for a VW Polo and never looked back. This car seemed to run better in the cold, and has never gone wrong.

The car has just passed another MOT, and the only problem is that the engine sounds like a bag of spanners and is getting louder.

This car certainly outruns its newer models, and is an absolute pleasure to drive.

NO power steering, traction control, or ABS; exactly how driving should be.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th December, 2009

1991 Volkswagen Polo Break Bel Air 1.0 liters from France

Model year1991
Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1991
Most recent year of ownership1995
Engine and transmission 1.0 liters Manual
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance75000 kilometres
Previous carVolkswagen Quantum

Summary:

Little, reliable, durable and great fun car

Faults:

None, this was a wonderful car. Very reliable, very durable, well built, it was very tight. It never developed noises or other problems.

General Comments:

This was a very enjoyable car. It had a soft top operated by an electric motor with a button on the dashboard. This was standard equipment for this Bel-Air model, but the mechanics where the most modest ones from the range: a 1.0 liters engine and a 4 gears manual transmission. Anyway, the engine was quite peppy for ´the size and absolutely capable for this car. This car was really nice and cheerful. I have had after this car BMW´s and Mercedes, mostly, but this one I will never forget.

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

Review Date: 7th June, 2007

1991 Volkswagen Polo CL Coupe Fox 1.0 from UK and Ireland

Model year1991
Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 1.0 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.8 / 10
Distance when acquired64000 kilometres
Most recent distance65000 kilometres

Summary:

Amazing first car and great run-around

Faults:

Front shock absorbers needed replacing due to one leaking.

Clutch pedal became a bit sticky, but is fine now it has been oiled.

General Comments:

Great run-around.

Great visibility all around.

Well built body that can withstand punishment.

Interior design leaves a lot to be desired though nothing a few slip on seat covers won't fix.

Gigantic 4 litre windscreenwasher tank.

Engine can get very hot when going up steep hills on hot days.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th July, 2006

1991 Volkswagen Polo cl 1.0 petrol from Poland

Model year1991
Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.0 petrol Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.7 / 10
Distance when acquired15500 kilometres
Most recent distance194000 kilometres
Previous carFiat 126

Summary:

Very excellent car

Faults:

Nothing much wrong has happened with the car while I've had I still it!!!.

Except for the usual the a new battery and light globes.

General Comments:

IT is a dynamic car and very comfortable and it won't break in the near future. Volkswagen is a very good car becouse its German not French citroen breaks very easily and has expensive parts, but Volkswagen doesn't have very expensive parts and it doesn't break as easily as a French car and is a very cheap car to run.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 31st May, 2005

14th Jul 2008, 06:31

Actually, new(ish) Citroen's often have a better build quality than VW's. Parts are also cheaper for Citroen's.

1991 Volkswagen Polo Fox 1.0 petrol from Portugal

Model year1991
Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.0 petrol Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.8 / 10
Distance when acquired127000 kilometres
Most recent distance135000 kilometres

Summary:

If only it was a Golf..

Faults:

The radiator had to be changed.

It's starting to show a little too much rust.

The front passenger seat doesn't work, which makes me get of the car whenever anyone wants to get in.

The dashboard lights are starting to fade.

General Comments:

I really like this car.

It's very good, when moving through the city traffic.

However, because of the poor engine, the running costs are very high.

It had never let me down.

It's a great first car, because it's tough enough to suffer all of my mistakes.

The biggest problem for me is the engine.

I drive long distances very often, and I feel that my car should be just a little bigger with a bit more engine.

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

Review Date: 28th April, 2005

1991 Volkswagen Polo GT coupe 1.3 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.3 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired90000 miles
Most recent distance135000 miles
Previous carVauxhall Nova

Summary:

Rare super mini

Faults:

Second clutch went at 130,000.

Original throttle switch went at 100,000.

Original alternator went at 134,000.

Original front wheel bearings starting to get noisy.

Interior trim all over car starting to rattle.

General Comments:

Very fun to drive, but can catch you out when you're not paying attention.

Factory brakes absolutely crap, due to master cylinder too small and front brake pipes expanding giving spongy feel. fitted a passat master cylinder and braided pipes to overcome this.

Cat knocked out being a 91 model, don't need it and can feel the difference in power.

Induction kit fitted and then removed due to fuel freezing!!!.Air box drilled and new panel filter fitted.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th November, 2003

26th Dec 2006, 18:02

Good on ya sham. Up Limerick!!!

Average review marks: 6.9 / 10, based on 14 reviews