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
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.
Looking for a small car for $30,000
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.
Follow-up on Polo
We're always keen on owner feedback although the current Polo is light years away from your old-timer.
VW Polo towing capacity
It's rated to tow up to 1000kg when the trailer has brakes, so towing 530kg shouldn't bother it.
Considering VW Polo 77 TSI with a DSG
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.
Replacing an aged Pulsar?
None of the above. It's the Volkswagen Polo, which recently had a significant price cut, that gets The Tick from me.
Audi/VW parts sharing?
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.