1998 Volkswagen Polo 1.6 from Australia and New Zealand
It's an OK car, but have heard they start to get faults around 80000, and big problems around 120000
ABS pump died at 87000.
Window clips broke at 89000.
Door barrel lock broke at 89000.
Very squeaky brakes.
It's quite quick if you need it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 14th January, 2015
14th Jan 2015, 10:10
These specific models contributed towards damaging VW's image and trust on quality. Not even single person I know who owned or owns this had a pleasant experience. It would wise be to sell it as it's in a decent state. Poor gearbox and lots of electronic issues. Engine reliability is not good either.
14th Jan 2015, 19:45
Every car manufacturer has its problems. There isn't a car manufacturer on earth whose products can be relied on 100%. Selling a car because you 'hear' a car can go wrong is plain silly. Any car can. If your car is proving reliable, then keep it unless you fancy a change. Better the devil you know.
17th Jan 2015, 12:51
If you know very commonly it has the devil in it - be cautious beforehand rather than experience it yourself. Yes, every manufacturer has their faults, but when it's too common - sometimes it's wise to dispose and switch early to a reliable car, instead of repeating others' mistakes.