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.

High oil consumption in Polo GTI

Answered by CarsGuide 19 Jun 2015

It's not uncommon to hear of excessive oil consumption on the Polo GTI. The first course of action is to take it to the dealer and have them do another oil consumption test on it. I agree with you, oil consumption of 750 ml per 2000 km is too much. If the dealer can't help go directly to VW and ask head office to intervene. In the meantime we will contact VW and ask for their response.

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Veloster vs A1 vs Polo GTI

Answered by CarsGuide 15 Jun 2015

The Veloster has just had an update and is better, the A1 is all right but the Polo is a ripper little thing that gets The Tick and is my choice.

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Looking for a small car for $30,000

Answered by CarsGuide 18 May 2015

Definitely not a Cruze as I get lots of owner complaints. If you only need a small car, definitely the Polo. It's a classy little job that's a sporty drive and it gets The Tick.

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Follow-up on Polo

Answered by CarsGuide 19 Jan 2015

We're always keen on owner feedback although the current Polo is light years away from your old-timer.

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Downgrading from Golf

Answered by CarsGuide 19 Jan 2015

The Polo will be a top choice but don't overlook the Honda Jazz. It's a different style of car, not feeling as solid as the VW, but lively with good outward vision.

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VW Polo towing capacity

Answered by CarsGuide 2 Jan 2015

It's rated to tow up to 1000kg when the trailer has brakes, so towing 530kg shouldn't bother it.

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Good replacement for Golf?

Answered by CarsGuide 22 Dec 2014

The Polo is the best car on your list — and until the end of the year it is selling for $15,990 driveaway — but you should include the Honda Jazz, which is even better value for money.

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Considering VW Polo 77 TSI with a DSG

Answered by CarsGuide 31 Oct 2014

We aren't being flooded with complaints about the DSG gearbox the way we were a couple of years ago, which suggests the company has addressed the issues that were causing owners such concern. If you like the DSG I would go with it.

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Replacing an aged Pulsar?

Answered by CarsGuide 27 Oct 2014

None of the above. It's the Volkswagen Polo, which recently had a significant price cut, that gets The Tick from me.

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Audi/VW parts sharing?

Answered by CarsGuide 18 Sep 2014

Historically you are correct but the current situation is that Audi mostly uses “tool boxes" of platforms and parts developed by parent company Volkswagen. It dresses them up nicely and adds quality but it's still a fact that an Audi A1 is a VW Polo under the skin and that an A3 is a Golf.

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