Volkswagen Polo Problems

No car is perfect, but we've gathered everything relating to the Volkswagen Polo reliability here to help you decide if it's a smart buy.

Volkswagen Polo 2015: Is it safe to buy?

Answered by CarsGuide 11 Jan 2019

You're pretty safe with the 2015 model; the years to avoid are really around 2010/11.

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Volkswagen Polo 2010: DSG problems

Answered by CarsGuide 30 Nov 2018

The later you can afford the better, particularly as the 2010 model is quite an old car now, without even considering the possibility of an issue with the gearbox. I would recommend you go for a model that is no more than five years old. It would be also be a good idea to have it assessed by an automatic transmission specialist.

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Broken gearbox in a 2013 Volkswagen Polo

Answered by CarsGuide 10 Aug 2018

It is unusual to have to replace a manual gearbox at any time, but to have to do it at just 199,000 km is unacceptable. Take it up with VW and see if they would cover at least part of the cost of the replacement.

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Turbo replacement on a 2014 Volkswagen Polo

Answered by CarsGuide 15 Jun 2018

The car is now out of the 3-year warranty, so if you can’t prove that it did fail within the warranty period you will have trouble mounting a case to be fully compensated. The offer VW has made is a standard one typically used by carmakers.

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Volkswagen Polo recall for MY18

Volkswagen Polo recall for MY18

17 May 2018 · by Robbie Wallis

Volkswagen Australia has announced it is recalling model year 2018 examples of its new Polo light hatch, over an obscure rear seatbelt issue.

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How to make a Toyota Corolla faster?

Answered by CarsGuide 17 May 2018

The best way to make a Toyota Corolla faster is to trade it in on a Subaru WRX or Volkswagen Polo GTI. While Japanese cars are known to be loved by boy racers for their easy ability to hot up, the last few series of Toyota Corolla have next to no options for hot-up parts as these cars focus on excellent reliability rather than tar-burning performance. If you have a need for speed, consider looking to the Subaru WRX for a practical four-door Japanese go-fast car, or a Volkswagen Polo GTi for a fast car at a similar price point to a Corolla.

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Will Volkswagen fix problems if a car that is out of warranty?

Answered by CarsGuide 23 Mar 2018

It would appear you’ve got a good claim against VW for repairing the car, even though the warranty has expired. Remember, the car is still covered by the statutory warranty under local law. It is most likely to be the same problem that has reappeared; if it is it’s a well known one. Go back to VW through the dealer and ask for the problem to be fixed again.

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Why is my 2013 Volkswagen Polo GTi going into limp mode?

Answered by CarsGuide 16 Mar 2018

The lack of performance you’re feeling is when the car goes into ‘limp’ mode because it has detected a problem. Take it to your VW dealer and have them run a diagnostic check on it, which should identify the cause of the problem.

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Could a VW Polo handle rural Victoria?

Answered by CarsGuide 19 Jan 2018

There’s no reason why the Polo wouldn’t handle the country conditions well, it’s well built and strong, I don’t see why you shouldn’t buy it.

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What's a safe first car?

Answered by CarsGuide 11 Aug 2017

I wouldn't recommend the Polo, it requires the more expensive Premium unleaded, it's got the dual-clutch auto, which can be troublesome, and it will be more expensive to service. The Mazda 2 or the Toyota Yaris are better choices.

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