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Written on: 07/09/2010
My 1.4 S Polo, with a full service history, was an excellent choice. I have owned and loved this car for two years now, and it has not let me down once. During my ownership, I have had the front wheel bearings replaced, the alternator belt, two tyres and a door lock (which someone had evidently abused) replaced. That's it. The body work is in great condition, even though it is kept outdoors. Built like a battleship and runs consistently at 43 to 44 miles per gallon (including frequent hill… Read Full Review
Written on: 29/10/2006 by keithrose44 (1 review written)
This review is based on my 1996 Volkswagen Polo 1.4 SE 3 door which I bought new in October 1996. Having run the car for 10 years now I feel I know the strengths and weaknesses fairly well, hence this review is quite long.
Although a conservative and rather plain boxy little car the 1995 updated Polo was important for VW as it surprised the market and helped raise the standards of small cars from mostly tinny shopping carts to a new refined "super mini" status with a ride quality previously… Read Full Review
Written on: 20/02/2006 by sander31 (1 review written)
Purchased a Volkswagen Polo in 2004 with 30,000km. Have since travelled 10,000km in 2 years.
A great package ruined by issues such as:
2 starter motors
Side mirror switch
Exhaust leaks and vibrates
passenger window magically goes down at random
Gearbox won't go into reverse
My next car will be Japanese… Read Full Review
Written on: 12/05/2005 by ollieandyjackson (1 review written)
The Volkswagen Polo 1.4 S City Car is typical of a german engineered car, with excellent build quality and superb ride for such a small car. Looks slightly agressive with the square front lights but is subtle enough not to draw too much attention. (Unlike those awfully tarted up, clapped out Corsa's you see with their huge exhausts which although sound nice have no 'go' at all) A fantastic first or second buy for young drivers, enjoy as you sit quietly at traffic lights along side one of these… Read Full Review
Written on: 15/11/2004 by Vish R (6 reviews written)
I share an 'R' Reg Volkswagen Polo (1997/8) 1300cc (1.4 L) with my dad. It has done about 49,000 miles on the clock.
Picked it up for about £2300 from Ilford.
Very nice motor. Good for the First time driver, even better for women or short/small men. Unfortunately, I am a large person, so this car can be uncomfortable on long trips.
The fuel, brake and cluth pedals are small and close together, so If you have large feet, Beware.
Had it for about a year now and although my model came with no… Read Full Review
Written on: 16/06/2003 by stella. (1 review written)
Piston coating wear on engine, car under 3 years old 23,000 miles. This is not an uncommon problem with the VW Polo 1.4 S, apparently according to another website VW are replacing 2-3 engines per week! I bought a VW as I thought it would be reliable how wrong I was… Read Full Review
Written on: 14/02/2002 by chas. (1 review written)
The VW Polo 1.4s is probably good german engineering but I am not too bothered about that. All modern cars are good its just that some are better than others. I only keep my cars for three years and all the cars I have had have been good for that period of time. This one I thought would have good performance but I have been sorely disappointed… Read Full Review
Written on: 05/11/2001 by Adam from Oz. (1 review written)
In Australia only one model Polo is available - the Polo 1.4 16V. It comes with all options from air to alloy wheels and electric windows.
The car feels substantial and of very high quality (except for squeak in dash which I am assured will be rectified).
Love its dashboard, the blue lighting and texture of the plastics are superb. Steering wheel too thin.
Boot size adequate but 60:40 split rear seats difficult to fold due to rear headrests.
CD stereo has no rear speakers.
Air-conditioning… Read Full Review
Written on: 17/03/2001 by Gillian. (1 review written)
Great looking small car with plenty of room in the boot. Good upholstery and materials used… Read Full Review
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