1991 Volkswagen Polo Reviews - Page 4 of 4

1991 Volkswagen Polo 1.1 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.1 Manual
Performance marks 2 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.0 / 10
Distance when acquired50000 miles
Most recent distance60000 miles
Previous carVolkswagen Golf

Summary:

Ideal town car

Faults:

Cold starting in damp weather.

Gear selector stiff.

Wipers noisy.

Automatic choke over-revs.

General Comments:

Reliable small car for running around town.

More risky on journeys over 50 miles on the motorway - just doesn't have the power.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th November, 2001

1991 Volkswagen Polo CL Coupe 1.3 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.3 petrol Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired18000 miles
Most recent distance39000 miles

Summary:

A TRUE super mini

Faults:

Very few faults.

Windscreen wiper blades needed to be replaced frequently.

Leak at the filler inlet of the petrol tank.

Replaced the battery (own fault).

General Comments:

A top little motor, if a bit scary with the brakes. The car never let me down at all and I was very pleased with the car during the time I owned it. I would strongly recommend this car to anyone.

One slightly off note, the VW dealers wanted to offer very little in trade in against a newer car whilst wanting to charge above average prices. I bought a Peugeot instead.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th January, 2001

14th Apr 2001, 18:27

I bought a second hand Polo the same age as my parents polo (which they had from new). Unfortunately within a couple of months the engine ceased and I have since had a number of other faults. I think that this was most likely a fault of the previous owner!

1991 Volkswagen Polo G40 1.3 supercharged petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1991
Engine and transmission 1.3 supercharged petrol
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10

Faults:

Nothing apart from parts expiring after 6/7 years which you would expect. Oh and criminals mistakenly thinking it belongs to them, and that they must have lost the keys.

General Comments:

Genuine pocket rocket. Very light - high power to weight ratio (160 bhp/ton after rechip). Very smooth supercharged power delivery. Very quiet considering. Standard brakes are crap - replaced with upgraded - much better. Mine was rechipped 45k miles ago by AmD - has been fantastic since. Needs GOOD tyres to really perform well - Yokohama A510 are the best I've used.

4 years with this car were all great.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd August, 1998

2nd May 2001, 06:38

I used to own a 1991 G40 "coupe". Yes it was fast, rare and head turning. But I sold it after having to wait 6 weeks for a new exhaust manifold to come from Germany (The UK Volkswagen dealers - mainly LEX could not source one in Britain). I was also charged £350 for the part and this didn't include fitting!!! Also charged £120 for a timing belt change at a main dealer, the belt itself cost £14!!!

Volkswagens are too expensive to own for what they are. I haven't bought one since and never will.

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