2002 Volkswagen Polo 1.4 from UK and Ireland
I bought a 02 Volkswagen Polo in July 2007.
I only had it about 2 weeks when the EPC light started coming on the dashboard causing the car to lose power and stop. I returned it to my dealer 4 times in the first 6 months with the same problem; each time I got it back I was assured the problem was fixed, but it was always sure to happen again.
In January of this year the problem reoccurred yet again. I decided to call a local Volkswagen dealer; I explained the issue and they advised me that it would be 6 to 8 weeks before they could even look at it. I thought this strange, but proceeded to another mechanic who cleaned some filters.
The problem was resolved, but of course a number of weeks later it happened again. At this stage I had had enough. I went online and was horrified to learn what I did. I learned that there is a fault in the 02 computer system and that this is a common issue. It advised on the website that to resolve it, to disconnect and reconnect the battery to reset the computer system. I started to do this and it worked, I was glad as it wasn't too much of a inconvenience, it had to be done on average of twice a week.
Only in this past few days that has failed to work, I have now had to get taxis to work. I am disgusted as I recently tried to contact my dealer but to no success, I have now been told by a mechanic that my car needs a new computer system. I am in the middle of paying for my car loan, it's my first car, I have reported it often enough to my dealer, but have constantly been fobbed off.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 13th August, 2008