1998 Volkswagen Polo CL 1.6 petrol from UK and Ireland
A troublesome, overrated car
Heavy rust on all nuts and bolts, difficult to perform maintenance.
Power steering pump noisy and steering heavy.
Uses a lot of oil, from top of dipstick to bottom in 200 miles, no signs of leaks...
Stupid ignition key design makes you turn the wipers on whenever you turn the key (too close to one another).
Factory paintwork poor, runs and drips everywhere.
Electrical connections rust, causing malfunctioning lights etc..
An ugly cabin, black and dull, quality of materials reminds me of an old Lada Riva I had, creaky and cheap looking.
Performance good, but feels badly engineered, lack of smoothness and jerky throttle.
Feels solid and clunky, but not good quality (there is a difference!) factory radio crap and rear speakers placed in an absurd position, causing terrible sound quality.
Overall, a decent enough car, but not anywhere near as good as VW's reputation would imply!!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 19th October, 2009