1993 Volkswagen Polo Coupe GT 1.3 petrol from Portugal
Good semi-sports car
Rear brake pumps replaced at 82400 km.
Engine oil vapour tube replaced at the same time.
Transmission blew at 82500 km.
A great little hatchback, although too much voracious on petrol for a 1.3 liter.
Legally speaking, this car comes with 145 or 155 size tyres wich I do not recommend. Use 165 or 175 size tyres.
Handling on sharp bends is tricky. Tends to overturn.
I don't know how it originally handled for I bought the car with gas suspension.
Beautiful steering wheel and incredibly comfortable Recaro seats.
As with any dealer repair services here in Portugal, it's a complete rip-off. You can get the same job done elsewhere for about half the cost.
It's a very fun car to drive. You get more out of the 1.3 engine at about 3500 rpm.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 14th October, 2001
29th Nov 2003, 11:04
I'm from Portugal as well, from Porto.
The only reason I'm writing English is to avoid deletion of my comment! :P.
I just bought my Coupe GT a few days ago. It's still in my garage, doing a complete check-up. It already has 180.000 km, but it appears to be impeccable, so far.
Do you know how many horsepower does it have? I've heard many kinds of answers, therefore I can't tell which ones are true or false.
I don't know where you're from, but up here in Porto, there is a company named SVP Auto, where you can purchase pretty much everything, not only to Volkswagen. And with warranty as well! I went there to pick up some parts for my '88 GT coupe. They sell used parts, but in top notch conditions :).
9th Sep 2004, 04:54
I have a Polo G40 and standard it runs around 115BHP, whereas the GT coupe has 75BHP standard from the 1.3 multi point injection system.