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.

Replacing my 96 Pulsar?

Answered by CarsGuide 1 Sep 2014

The latest VW Polo, which gets The Tick from me, has a drive-away price of $15,990 for a very classy little car. It will be a huge leap ahead of your old Pulsar.

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Polo or 500?

Answered by CarsGuide 25 Aug 2014

If it was my mum it would be a no-brainer. The Polo is a cut above the 500, even though the Fiat looks cute.


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VW Polo update?

Answered by CarsGuide 4 Jul 2014

You're going to start seeing them in dealerships at the end of August, with an official on-sale date of September 1.

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VW recalls 2.6m cars worldwide, over 44,000 in Australia

VW recalls 2.6m cars worldwide, over 44,000 in Australia

15 Nov 2013 · by Joshua Dowling

Volkswagen has issued a worldwide recall of 2.6 million vehicles --including more than 44,000 cars in Australia -- for possible fuel leaks, electrical faults and gearbox problems.It is the second ...

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VW recalls 2.6m cars, over 44,000 in Australia

VW recalls 2.6m cars, over 44,000 in Australia

15 Nov 2013 · by Staff Writers

Volkswagen is issuing recalls and advisories for about 2.6 million vehicles world-wide, including about 43,700 in Australia, for a range of three defects. The Australian vehicles include more than 16 ...

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VW Polo wheel hub rust

Answered by CarsGuide 12 Jul 2013

It sounds like the sort of surface rust that can happen during shipping or while the vehicle is in storage before it's sold, which can sometimes be months. If that's is the case then you really haven't got anything to worry about, but if you are concerned then get your dealer to explain to you what causes it and why it shouldn't be of concern.

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VW Polo electrical faults

Answered by CarsGuide 5 Apr 2013

They have been able to identify faults, and should have a record of what they are, but it would appear that there is an underlying fault that is causing the problem that they have not been able to find. Continue to press the dealer and VW and ask for direct assistance from the company to resolve this issue. Other than that I would suggest you take the car to an independent service agent that specializes in VWs, one prepared to dig deeper, and have them go over the car for you.

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