Written on: 01/05/2013
Hi I bought a vw 1.4 polo just under 12 mths ago the car had to go back the next day as it was found to be covered in railway fillings this was due to being parked next to a railway siding awaiting dispatch to the customer which took 3 days to be done it then went for its first service and two days after the steering pump went not that it was anything to do with the service but not good for a car just under the year in age I think they are really bad for rear leg room over priced at... (read more)
Written on: 13/05/2011
2nd service in 3 years and the rear discs are shot. 200 quid to fix. NOT impressed. Apparently this is a known problem with VW using shoddy parts. (read more)
Written on: 28/11/2010
i love our new polo tdi, has very easy handling, conservative design, comfortable seats, nice heavy doors and not costly on diesel. However, like any good diesel engine, it gets a bit noisy on low gear, road noise is also a bit high on the freeways, the side mirrors are a little bit too small and VW has the worst customer service i know.. that said though i would still recommend this car to anyone, it's a reliable little car. (read more)
Written on: 16/09/2010 by cergun (1 review written)
Please think twice before to buy VW polo and search youtube and learn how DSG problems will make your life terrible and some other problems like constant wind noise and steering inbalance problems are very common within VW polo owners (read more)
Written on: 23/08/2010
I previously had a WV Polo 1liter petrol and I was very happy with it, I changed it for WV Polo 1.4 TDI and I love it. Everything abaut the car i like, the shape of it, performance, torch, driving position, everithing. The only thing is a little noisy at low speed, however is normal in diesel engine. The diesel consuption is great, so overall Im very happy and I enjoy everyday being in the car. (read more)
Written on: 01/08/2010
Hi although I love our new car it has been back in to the garage three times with faults, and now a serious electronic one, their customer service is terrible and I really feel that they don't care wheather I am a happy customer or not, I don't know when I am getting the car back, as they don't call as according to them they are to busy. I really shouldn't have a new car that has been back to the garage this many times. (read more)
Written on: 20/07/2010 by John Quick (1 review written)
Report on a new V W Polo 1.4 Petrol - 59 reg. Metalic Black hatch very good from driving point of view. Very responsive steering & good brakes. Engine suffers on hills & you need to be back in 3rd gear or you loose speed. We are however having a problem with flaking paintwork around bonnet edge. This is on the drivers side at the windscreen end. There seems so be 3 different places where the bonnet paintwork edge has been "touched up" during factory final inspection. 2 areas are at the... (read more)
Written on: 06/02/2010
VW Polo 1.4tdi Bluemotion 1. This car is really lovelly to drive and has taken us, regularly, up to North Scotland from West Devon 70mpg at 70mph ... amazing. We forked out the extra money to buy the most fuel efficient vw we could, however it the alloy wheels let grit through to the disc brakes and the drum brakes to (screws up functioning of the ABS). I got a three year servicing deal and discovered that only includes a visual check of brakes so I have had to go back five times and fight... (read more)
Written on: 02/02/2010
Had the car two days when the fuel pump died the car had covered 26 miles, that said VW were extremely good, the car was back on the road the next day. Very spacious, well equipped and a real pleasure to drive. I am not interested in torque or speed if I was I woudl have bought something more punchy. It works fine for me. (read more)
Written on: 23/01/2010
I bought a 1.4TDI match a year ago and do motorway miles mostly. I suppose the one issue the cars have is the front of the dash where there airvents are to de-mist you windows do cause issues, in that when the sun shines off it there is a major glare on the windscreen which is dis-concerting and off-putting when you are tyring to concentrate hard on the road ahead and at the end of a 40 min drive you can be left with very tired eyes and a very sore head. Ive just had the tube to the rear... (read more)
Written on: 31/10/2009
My Polo Dune 1.4TDI recently went in for its first oil change on long life servicing. I was astounded and upset to find that immediately after the oil change the oil was still a filthy black colour; full of carboniferous contamination. I complained and the oil was changed for a second time in my full view. The Main VW dealer said they only follow VW Germany instructions on servicing. We have all seen the TV addvertisements about how superior VW cars are in build and manufacture. I would... (read more)
Written on: 17/10/2009
I changed my 1.2 petrol Polo for a 1.4TDI SE in September last year and couldn't believe the difference the change in engine has made to what was already an excellent and reliable car.
Every drive is a pleasure, I paid a bit more than I wanted to but the extra power and specification including 8-speaker stereo etc. make it an easy car to enjoy.
It was serviced after 10,000 miles last month using the 3 year VW plan. I've had no faults/problems whatsoever to report apart from a replacement... (read more)
Written on: 11/08/2009
l have a 2009 VW Polo. A great car allround, great finish, comfortable etc.....except for one problem.... it pulls to the left! I've taken it back to the dealer for a wheel alignment and they said 'there's nothing they can do as it's aligned to VW specifications'. l was told that 'its the camber in the road'. l have had a variety of independant people drive this car and they're all surprised at how it pulls to the left. My old car is actually easier to steer.
l suspect that on a German... (read more)
Written on: 01/08/2009
Volkswagen Polo 1.4TDI is a well built big little car. Good fuel economy. (read more)
Written on: 17/04/2009
Just part-exchanged my Peugeot 206 2003 1.4 for Volkswagen Polo 1.4TDI 55 reg and I am very pleased with fuel consumption & the turbo gives the car a real kick. Fun to drive & nice to handle. So far so good. Much stronger than the Peugeot which felt like a flimsy tin can! So safety wise, it's alot better.
I've yet to discover any problems with it... (read more)
Written on: 09/09/2008 by emmahob
I'd advise anyone to try out the new polo match that I ' ve recently purchased. I got the 3dr VW Polo match hatchback 1.4 tdi diesels in metallic black on a 58 plate. It looks really good inside and out (even down to the blue dials and leather steering wheel and gear stick) it even has a little sport look too so my boyfriend loves it as well! The inside is very spacious and comfortable, (the feeling of space is similar to what you ' d feel in a bmw x5) with the best looking black and grey... (read more)
Written on: 23/06/2008 by etas
If pride is worth more than happiness, then the VW Polo is for you.
It makes me feel more content in comparison to what else I could have bought for the money.
Driving it is surprisingly fun. I used to own a 52reg Mini Cooper S, which was great in performance. This 75bhp diesel Polo is not far behind, and the handling is pretty fun.
In comparison to say a Nissan Micra, it feels substantial. Better quality platics all round and unfussy layout actually place it in a class above and set new... (read more)
Written on: 10/02/2008
Noisy, painfully underpowered and drab compared to other cars in its field. Mine is a company car, and i do high mileage, after one year the engine and clutch needed replacing on warranty luckily.
One good point though, the engine seems to run solely off air! (read more)
Written on: 02/11/2007 by amerry
Good little hatch! Better drive and ride than the fiesta but looks a little bit too cute, for my liking. Haven't had any faults as yet, but dreading the day because the VW dealerships are not pleasant people to deal with once you have bought the car from them. (read more)
Written on: 08/01/2007 by gak (1 review written)
I really like this Volkswagen Polo 1.4TDI but the window problem causes me great concern. (read more)
Written on: 10/11/2006 by Reviewer100 (25 reviews written)
As fuel stops were so infrequent, you'll never earn fuel points. The performance from such a little oil burner is excellent. The car is ideal for both long or short journeys, but I'd recommend it as being best suited for commuting, as the 3-cylinder engine is grindingly noisy and shaky for longer trips. Ideally, you want a 4-cylinder car if you can afford the little extra. The little Volkswagen Polo 1.4TDi is great in a straight line, but don't go round corners too fast as it will topple. (read more)
Written on: 04/10/2006 by Saeby
My Volkswagen Polo 1.4TDI is a very versatile and practical car and does as well as a lot of much larger and more expensive cars. It's a diesel, so a bit of a rumble at low speeds, but it's comfortable, nippy, can carry loads with the seats down, has excellent braking and safety features. (read more)
Written on: 11/08/2006 by beams
We have bought a Volkswagen Polo a very sick car indeed and although relatively new ('99 with 60,000km) it has been plagued with problems and barely a week goes by without something that needs attention, the interior is also impractically small for our requirements so we will be saying auf Wiedersehen to our Polo and buying something reliable like a Toyota, the Japanese have got ergonomics and car design down pat!!! (read more)
Written on: 11/01/2006 by bobgoz (1 review written)
I have had the Volkswagen Polo 1.4TDI four years and the only fault has been one stop lamp bulb blown. It drives very well indeed and goes as fast as I want to go with a good relativily quiet ride.
I am on the lookout to replace it with another in the near future. (read more)
Written on: 19/04/2005 by Deakster (1 review written)
My Volkswagen Polo 1.4TDI has been an absolute let-down. To mention a few - new dash, paintwork problems, engine problems, electric windows activating on their own, central locking problems, excessive noice, rattles and squeaks. Rude unhelpful dealers and all on a ten month old car with just 7000 miles on the clock. Do yourself a favour - don't buy one. (read more)
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