1993 Volkswagen Polo Genesis 1.3 from UK and Ireland
Holds value, quick, cheap, reliable, nice
Trim falling apart,
Leaky sunroof when I bought it, Distributor went two miles after I bought it that's it so far!
I've heard loads of stories, Distributors, Head gaskets, Radiators all going but if you like the car and you look after it, it will run forever
Quite easy to fix although don't go to a dealership cos the cost will out weigh the worth of the car, a scrappy and a Haynes manual is all you need.
1.3 engine is very quick can't wait to try a gt or g40. feels more than 55bhp considering it'll burn off a fiesta 1.25.
Since I've had two; a 1.05l fox and a genesis 1.3l (current car) I can say safely that the 1.05l is a petrol guzzling slow piece of rubbish. the 1.3 I own now, consumes less fuel, and feels like the millennium falcon in comparison, they don't go round corners all that well as I found out with the fox! (i rolled it) That one didn't have an anti roll bar which might have something to do with it. They kind of get you hooked on Vee Dubs as next I want a GT!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 19th February, 2004