1994 Volkswagen Polo Boulevard 1.0 AAU from UK and Ireland
Good car, with early fuel injection issues
Cold start issues.
Won't start from cold until you've nearly worn the whole battery out. Then starts semi-idling on 2 cylinders for a bit until it kicks into life. Then it's fine.
New fuel tank; I damaged the old one.
New exhaust, they go eventually...
Cam belt and water pump, I decided to change it just in case.
The car is good, tough and reliable. Fuel injection systems of those years are poor, and so I have been troubled by this cold start issue for about 1.5 years now. Taken it to a mechanic and they just look at you blankly.
The car somehow manages to do 100mph, however it does feel like flying with Ryanair. Its bike thick wheels means you have to make sure you enter any wet corner pretty slowly if you want to go round.
4 gears is a bit annoying; I am sure a 5th would have worked fine, but 2nd is good for around 45mph.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 28th September, 2007
19th Jul 2010, 04:24
I am learning to drive at the moment and I have bought one fairly recently and I agree the car is very good quality. When I bought mine, it had done 79000 which was in December 2009 and was in excellent condition and a brilliant first car.
14th Mar 2012, 01:48
I am learning to drive in October this year.
My uncle owns a garage and has just managed to get hold of one for me.
I have found an L reg one with ONLY 28,000 miles on it.
Cannot wait to learn now.
I have been told by my uncle - "it is a fabulous car, and all my mechanics wanted it as a second car" - but he gave it to me instead.
Woohooo. Whoever has got one - HAVE FUN.