2000 Volkswagen Polo SE 1.4 from UK and Ireland
This car is a joke - avoid!
Engine cuts out at lights.
Electric window failed.
Electric window switch short circuited.
Service light always flashing.
ABS intermitently flashes.
Temperature light flashes even when engine is cold.
Dash lights goes off.
Only wanted a car that would be reliable and cheap to run, so bought a VW. The reliability is a joke.
Car was an absolute nightmare, everything was going wrong.
Would never buy a VW again!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 30th March, 2007
5th Apr 2007, 04:06
I believe you must have been very unfortunate with the VW Polo you purchased. I have owned a 1.4 5dr SE 2000 plate for 3 years now and have found it to be a very reliable, economical and cheap car to run. This car is one of the best in it's class in my opinion.
10th Aug 2008, 03:58
W reg 1.4. 75bhp, wife's car purchased from new. This car is not without a few faults. Gearbox was never very smooth, engine is prone to cut out when air conditioning is on (any ideas?), clutch problems, also electrical niggles. At present I'm changing the cam belts, this is certainly not for the faint hearted. Owned a L reg 1.0 polo prior to this, a basic model purchased from new easy to work on, underpowered engine but 99.9% reliable.
MORAL: the basic models are the best with fewer gadgets to go wrong.
13th Aug 2010, 17:12
Hi there, I own a VW Polo 1.4 SE 2000 reg 16 valve, and although it has a few niggles, I wouldn't be without her.
The main problem we have is with the front tyres wearing very very quickly. We have to buy tyres approx twice a year! Apart from this, she is the most reliable car I've ever had, despite this little matter of the front tyres.
I would recommend everyone to get a Polo, as they're reliable and very cheap to run, and you get great miles. Hope this helps.