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Volkswagen Polo Hatchback 1.9 D L 5d (1999/V)

Volkswagen Polo Hatchback 1.9 D L 5d (1999/V) - Owner Review

Good and solid on the road. However, even motorway driving feels a bit sluggish with this model.
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Volkswagen Polo Hatchback (94-00)

Value

2 out of 5

More expensive than its counterparts, but I was expecting reliability to come with the price tag.

Costs

3 out of 5

Ok - not much better than more modern petrol cars I have driven. I've given up with the dealerships as they are expensive and extremely unhelpful.

Driving

3 out of 5

Good and solid on the road. However, even motorway driving feels a bit sluggish with this model.

Performance

3 out of 5

For a 1.9 engine in a small car, it's quite sluggish - around town or on the motorways.

Reliability

1 out of 5

Terrible!! The flywheel needed repalcing after 37,500 miles and despite still being under warranty, I was told it was not covered. 2 months later, bearings in the gearbox needed replacing.

Image

2 out of 5

Lots of them around...

Comfort

3 out of 5

Fine in the front, cramped in the back.

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Insurance group: 13

Security

1 out of 5

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Service

1 out of 5

Flywheel not covered under warranty ('normal wear and tear'?). Cost £600 to repair. They don't want to know, but I'm still fighting...

Problems

Bodywork
Rusting boot handle.

Engine
Umm...

Gearbox
Don'.t ask

Other
Fly wheel and clutch.

Ownership

Did you buy the car new?
No

Would you buy the same model again?
No

Did you buy from the same manufacturer again?
No