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★★★★★

“152000 miles and not even worn in yet!I have owned my...”

Written on: 19/03/2011

152000 miles and not even worn in yet!I have owned my 1.4 polo 52 plate for a year after buying it from a friend who also used it for long distance commuting. With full service history and regular mantainence it is running like new! I have owned many cars and this is the most reliable car I have had. I am keeping it until the end as I want to see just how far it can go. It is comfy to drive and all the gadgets work… Read Full Review

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“i bought the car in jul/aug 2009 with 113000 miles on it. ”

Written on: 14/01/2010

i bought the car in jul/aug 2009 with 113000 miles on it.

the first problem was that the exhaust completely explded, as in the biggest hole in the muffler i have ever seen.

now the engine management system has gone.

on top of this the e/windows stoped working.

but dont let that put you off this car, the speed is phonominal for a 1.4 and is very nice to drive. i think i just ran into a bad one that needed to be put to rest any way… Read Full Review

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“Got this Volkswagen Polo 1.4 16V as my first car,...”

Written on: 23/09/2009

Got this Volkswagen Polo 1.4 16V as my first car, having been a named driver on other cars for a few weeks. I have driven a fair few cars in a similar class to this, and this polo absolutely wipes the lot. Handles fantastically well, barely and body roll without lowering, pulls insanely well for a 1.4, however its not some miracle car so anything over 1.6 will kick it. I had heard gearboxes and eleccy windows went on these, and day after i bought it the drivers window stopped working, and a day… Read Full Review

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“The Volkswagen Polo 1.4 16V the best buy i've done for...”

Written on: 06/08/2009

The Volkswagen Polo 1.4 16V the best buy i've done for a long time! it has 100cv\74kw that grants you travel normally, it doesn't consume too much ... 6,5\7 l all depends if you drive it on high revs or in low revs... I recomend it 100%… Read Full Review

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“hello there i have a jet black vw polo 16v twincam its...”

Written on: 08/07/2009 by kieran b (1 review written)

hello there i have a jet black vw polo 16v twincam its a very nippy car leaves bigger cars and rubbish corsa's standin at lights easy to drive would like to know the best way of upping the performance and bhp would get another car but as its my 1st car i fell in love with it few things wrong though gearbox selectors when u select reverse it dont engage what helps is holdin it in reverse without slamming it there and lifting the clutch gently till it engages properly . other thing is my door… Read Full Review

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“I won't be buying another. So many extras but VW...”

Written on: 11/12/2008

I won't be buying another. So many extras but VW forgot about basics.
No light for the glove box and also not for the boot. How does a Mum get shopping out of the boot in the dark without a light… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Absolute rapid car. Managed to swap the twin cams on a...”

Written on: 13/04/2008

Absolute rapid car. Managed to swap the twin cams on a busted up 16v with my 8v (+40bhp). since im a speed maniac iv just put on a new super charger(+30bhp), new mod chip (25bhp) and last but not least... a new Cat Back Exhaust System By Remus (+20bhp). That ' s a whopping 175bhp! And 0 to 60 in about 5.28 secs. And the funniest thing is ITS ONLY INSURANCE GROUP 5! Anyway iv raced almost every single person in my area and the results were obvious... They left behind. The car is realy good but… Read Full Review

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Kieran B's Comment

Written on: 08/07/2009

hi there i own a vw polo 16v twincam with all the features like back bumper and black out lights i would like to get rid of the flat pannel air filter and the box any ideas ? like can i stick other filters on and would like to up the performance where would i go by doin that how do i get parts and prices thankyou :)

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Younis10's Comment

Written on: 02/01/2014

how can I get all these tuneups friend? :)

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Bondbill's Comment

Written on: 12/08/2010

haha hillerious post first of all.
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<br/>Second, the 1.4 16v polo has 100bhp standard, if you previously had the 8v engine you couldnt swap the cams over to it the block is totaly different!
<br/>Its highly higly doughtful a 'modchip' as you said would give you a 25+bhp performance boost, thats pretty high for turbo diesels or even high end performance cars which they work their best on!
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<br/>A 16v polo is insurance group 10,the 8v may be group 5 but with the engine swap after declaring would see your premium shoot up unless you have fake insurance e.g. not declaring mods.
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<br/>Also this supercharge you speak of, please inform us what make/model is this and how have you got these individual part performance increases? Did you have it RR'd before adding each item and after? Or are you quoting ebay guideline figures, if so I highly recomend you take it on a true rolling road and see the output, if you did a full 16v engine swap id be impressed after mods if your getting anything over 120bhp really!
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★★★★★

“I have a mk3 with 80,000 miles on the clock, I take it...”

Written on: 11/12/2007

I have a mk3 with 80,000 miles on the clock, I take it to track days and with its stripped interior and minor performance modifications, (exhaust system, induction kit, ecu upgrade) its an absolute weapon, mine currently stands at 117bhp and 0-60 comes in at 8 seconds dead! There is nothing more fun than leaving those insanely kitted up corsa's and clio's at the lights in my humble 1.4!!!

I would not only recommend this to a track day enthusiast or a first time driver, but i would even… Read Full Review

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Kieran B's Comment

Written on: 08/07/2009

I agree with this review because...absolute ripper :) need to up my performance thought currently standard running on 100 bhp any idea about stripping the pannel filter box and all that rubbish for a differant air filter

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“I would certainly recommend this car to others....”

Written on: 26/11/2007 by rnlauren777 (1 review written)

I would certainly recommend this car to others. Especially seeing as they seem to be holding their value now... honestly can't believe its a 10 yr old car. This was the first VW I've owned and I'm know thinking of upgrading to a larger VW...Passat or Golf… Read Full Review

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“Very good performance from the 100bhp Volkswagen Polo...”

Written on: 23/03/2007 by Tordy3001 (1 review written)

Very good performance from the 100bhp Volkswagen Polo 1.4 16V. Wipes the door with Saxo VTRs and Zetec S's. 0-60 I timed to be less than 10sec. Great build quality with everything feeling solid. To this time holding is value very well. After 10 months and an extra 15000 miles on the clock still at what it was when I bought it if not more. Brakes, gearbox also good.

Mines in dark green and looks great. Alloys, smoked rear lights, front fogs and clear front and side indicators give that extra… Read Full Review

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“I have owned a VW POLO 1.4 16V (twin cam) for a year...”

Written on: 08/03/2007 by polo rob (1 review written)

I have owned a VW POLO 1.4 16V (twin cam) for a year now and have had lot's of fun driving it. The performance from the 100 BHP engine is outstanding and leaves many bigger engine cars (1.8, 2.0l Vectra's) for dust. A very nippy car for around town!!!!!… Read Full Review

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“Not a car to get passionate about but it does the job...”

Written on: 12/01/2007 by jbaker (2 reviews written)

Not a car to get passionate about but it does the job perfectly well. If you want value for money go for a Seat or Skoda and definitely don't go near a VW dealership - their astonishing prices combined with even more astonishing incompetence can only be described as soul destroying… Read Full Review

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“Some one said it crunches when you go into reverse but...”

Written on: 02/08/2006 by dannydrury (1 review written)

Some one said it crunches when you go into reverse but if you slip it into secound before reverse it doesnt crunch, just a helpful hint. I'm only 17 and it is my first car, insurance hurt me and wasnt fun but is more than worth it as you can beat most people who have been driving years. I love the car, I have a black 16v polo and all i can say is it is the nuts. danny d… Read Full Review

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“Between 40-60k miles and only 4-5 years old I have had...”

Written on: 30/05/2006 by poloscrap (1 review written)

Between 40-60k miles and only 4-5 years old I have had to replace the Volkswagen Polo base engine, exhaust, cat converter, pedal box, steering ring, airbag sensor, abs sensors, oh and the mirror case was cracked. All this after it passed Pulman VW, Durham's multi-point inspection… Read Full Review

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★★★☆☆

“The Volkswagen Polo is a good little runner but does...”

Written on: 01/04/2006 by mladen (1 review written)

The Volkswagen Polo is a good little runner but does not take well the mileage. Handles well, enough power for the weight to shame much bigger cars at the lights, easy to park… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Polo 1.4 16v red 1997 I have owned the car just over a...”

Written on: 12/08/2005 by rikfudge (1 review written)

Polo 1.4 16v red 1997 I have owned the car just over a year and it's the dogs. It's quick it's small and it's mine I can't fault it. I'll would rate it 9/10… Read Full Review

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“GOODAY, ”

Written on: 28/07/2005 by skippy16v (1 review written)

GOODAY,
I have had my Polo now for a couple of years and I'm extremely happy with it. It's a MKIV 5dr 1.4 16V black year 99. The car comes with most of the extras such as dual air bags, power steering, abs, 100bhp and a 16V look ....
The only niggles really are the electric window mechs and the stupid plastic used on the slides. BEST TIP I GOT IS TO GLUE THE CLIPS WHEN YOU GOT THE CHANGE - SPREAD ADHESIVE ON ALL THE STRESS POINTS (ON THE R/ANGLE HOOKS AND THE CABLE NUT HOLDER). Cost of new is… Read Full Review

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Kieran B's Response to skippy16v's Review

Written on: 08/07/2009

hi i have a 16v polo jet black with all electric its my 1st car and i love it only thing is electic windows and door locks other then that ive done 20.000 miles and nuffin gone wrong haha !

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★★★★★

“Having researched a number of small cars, the Polo...”

Written on: 17/12/2004 by johnead (7 reviews written)

Having researched a number of small cars, the Polo stood out from almost all of them in terms of build quality, refinement of drive and overall value for money. As far as I can figure out, the 1.4 litre Twist (auto) model chosen is actually a Polo E with some added features such as metallic paint, air conditioning and alloy wheels. You also get decent safety kit such as 4 airbags and ABS brakes.

The car drives like a much larger model, and I found the good ride, power steering, cornering and… Read Full Review

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“I've got a Volkswagen Polo 1.4 16V, mk3, L reg golf....”

Written on: 13/10/2004 by Istari kye (1 review written)

I've got a Volkswagen Polo 1.4 16V, mk3, L reg golf. Nice piece of work - no real complaints. No mods, and its the most basic golf in the range - BUT it has been known to take out the odd escort, corsa, civic and even a mazda coupe of some sort or the other.

Anyways to the point. If you experience crunching noises when going into reverse (if your gearbox is like mine) - shift it into 1st gear first, then reverse. This works for me - no more crunch!… Read Full Review

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“Hopefully a bit of good news to all that have an...”

Written on: 13/07/2004 by honest lodger (1 review written)

Hopefully a bit of good news to all that have an emissions warning light fault on there VW Polo's. My Volkswagen Polo 1.4 16V was in the garrage for 6 weeks but i think it's been solved it turns out that two wires to the ECU were in the wrong place! Yeah you heard right, 6 weeks of frustration for two wires!!! Lucky enough I've not paid them a penny yet or i would not have got any of the money back for the many incorrect investigations and obviously crack pot, don't even know what your doing… Read Full Review

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Coldphinger's Response to 162051_honest lodger's Review

Written on: 25/08/2004

You might want to mention the dealer in your review, if they are as bad as you suggest then people should be warned about them...

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236228_Maverickhornet's Response to 162051_honest lodger's Review

Written on: 29/03/2006

Well thats more the garages fault anyway. Your the only person I have heard of to have a problem with VW. Just dont forget VW have the R32 golf which is one of the most fastest hatchbacks on the planet so tell me a car make who will beat them (except any French thing, every one of those has problems and dont get me started on pre 04 Fiats!). Your just angry thats all.

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