Fun, Sexy and POLO
Central locking control box had to be replaced, replaced by dealer.
Oxygen sensor was first issue at about 73,000. $500 NZ.
Fuel pump fuse.
Front suspension arms. $400 genuine new.
Drivers window, power window motor. $200 new. Started doing it on passenger window, but I fixed it before it happened again.
Exhaust started leaking, re-sealed. $70 labor.
ABS computer, at the shop now probably $1000.
This car is my baby, I love it so much that I know I will find it hard to part with. Yeah this car has given me some troubles, and has been expensive on repairs. I have spent just under half its value on repairs so far, and will probably keep doing so until a repair costs too much, and it's stupid to keep paying for it. But otherwise I love everything about it.
The factory stereo is great, handling is OK, it's pretty quick for a little car, and it has all the things that Japanese cars miss, like handling, solidness and quality.
On long trips the car handles nicely, it's quick, although sometimes it feels like it's over-revving at around 110-120.
Around town, the fuel economy could be better, I notice if I do no motorway driving and just low speeds, a full tank will reach around 300km, compared to 400km with motorway and town mix.
Motorway driving in the Polo is good fun, it loves long straights and easily gets to 120 and loves to pass and make inside lane maneuvers. (Don't break the law).
Two people in the car is probably the max I like to take, mainly a comfort thing, as performance is alright with this many people.
This car does have mood swings, some days it won't wanna be quick, other days it surprises me. But this makes me love the Polo.
Overall, a cool, fun, good looking car, that sets apart from the rest. Cheers Polo!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 17th February, 2009