2002 Volkswagen Polo E 1.2 65bhp from UK and Ireland
Hi people, had my little Polo for the past year since I got it off my brother, in that time, many things have happened:
Screechy noise on start up sometimes, especially from cold start.
Sometimes doesn't start, and requires me to floor the gas to start up.
Weird rattle from engine, which disappears when I press the clutch.
EPC light randomly appears from time to time.
Engine light also randomly appears from time to time.
Front headlight bulbs somehow blow sometimes.
Back windscreen wash broken.
Tracking on wheels out, steers left when un-aided.
Interior rattles like anything, from simple driving, and ruins the sound of music.
Sometimes it feels as if there is a loss of performance, not much, but soon regains normal.
The list seems endless to be honest, quite annoying, I've begun to ignore the engine and EPC lights that appear on the dash, they soon disappear, and I don't notice anything serious wrong with the car when they are on. My brake lights did once stop working without me knowing, I was wondering why I was getting horned over that week.
I'm worried because the car has only done 31000 miles, which is nothing really, I just want another car.. preferably a Golf 1.9 GT TDI 150bhp, but as I am only 18, the insurance will kill me haha.
If anyone has suffered these problems and found a way to get rid of them, let me know... I've tried Redex, just for the fun of it, feels exactly the same.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 19th October, 2008