1998 Volkswagen Polo CL 1.6 from UK and Ireland
A bit overpriced, but it has been very reliable
Virtually nothing has gone wrong with this car.
1st and reverse gear selection difficult when new, but fixed under warranty - small adjustment to linkage.
Replaced front discs and pads plus 2 new tyres at 31,000 miles.
Dark blue metallic paint prone to showing scratches.
Rattles from stereo mounting.
Not particularly fast for a 1.6 but economy is 40+ mpg. Engine pulls well without being flogged.
OK even on motorway, but a bit noisy at speed. Seats comfortable for long journeys.
Handling not brilliant. Rolls a lot on corners. Tends to understeer too readily in the wet.
No real complaints. we get it serviced at a non-franchised VW specialist since the warranty expired because of excessive dealer costs.
Feels like it will go on forever.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 20th November, 2002