1998 Volkswagen Polo L 1.0 from UK and Ireland
Not bad, fuel efficient car
Engine management chip, when the car was 12 months out of warranty.
Distributor cap, recent.
Drivers side door lock, twice!
Number plate screw snapped due to not being rust proof!
Radio wires connected with tape, radio rattled around. replaced the radio.
Screws under boot rusted due to not being rust proof, don't want to remove these in case they snap off.
To be honest, this car has been mechanically sound. My mum bought it from new in Cyprus and we brought it over to the UK in 2001. It starts first time and although the gearbox is a bit stiff, it hasn't failed. Reverse gear takes four attempts though it does engage eventually. It just seems to be the plastic bits which have the problem. Maybe if I did more miles in it there would be more problems. It is economical if you are just generally commuting, however I wouldn't recommend having more than four passengers in this car as the pulling away power is limited. Having said that on a straight flat road it will do 70 MPH on the Motorway with four adult passengers.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 4th May, 2005