11Volkswagen Polo

Volkswagen Polo

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3.4

101 reviews · Statistics

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56%14%30%

Build Quality
3.3 (18)
Value for Money
3.2 (18)
Cleaning & Maintenance
3.2 (17)
Noise Level
3.6 (18)
Braking
4.4 (14)
Acceleration / Power
4.0 (14)
Gear Shifting
3.5 (14)
Suspension
3.7 (15)
Fuel Efficiency
4.6 (14)
Handling
4.3 (14)
Interior Design
4.2 (14)
Boot Size
4.0 (14)
Comfort
3.9 (14)
Features
4.0 (14)
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Reviews

Volkswagen Polo101 reviews
glen k
glen kNSWHunter Region, NSW18 posts
  MK4 9N

Great car

My family bought a VW polo 9n TDI diesel new in 2006 for $26000,the car then did 300000kms, brilliant car, powerful, good on fuel, only sold it recently,still with the original clutch, went through a lot of brakes, front tyres, cracked headlights but never broken down,trim and seats were getting tatty by the end but if they sold diesels again, would buy another one but I know they won't as diesel seems on the way out Show details
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Robert N
Robert N
  AW beats Manual

Poorly built and very expensive to maintain

I purchased this car for my son. He has done approximately 25K kms per year over the last 3 years. In first year, he burnt out clutch. No fault of car. However, it was a $4K repair. The car has been plagued with very noisy rattles from dash and doors. Austral VW complained that VW don’t pay them over a couple of hours under warranty to find/fix rattles. Still very noisy which spoils the driving experience. Volume knob cap fell off. VW don’t offer replacement caps/knobs for Infotainment System. Was told I need to buy a new system at $4K to replace $1 button cap. Services are expensive. Similar to luxury German brands. It is a shame as the car is a good little performer. Fun to drive. Just expensive and poorly built. Show details
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Michael
MichaelQLDSouth East Queensland, QLD
  MK5.II 6R
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sabrekitty88
sabrekitty88
  AW GTI

Unbelievably bad, I mean I really can't believe how bad it is

Engine is mostly made from poor quality plastic, same goes with the components, make sure you sell within 6 years or everything will break/crumble as soon as you try to remove it. Show details
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Andre
Andre9 posts
  MK4 9N

Can't fault

The only ever problem had in ten years owning this car was the plastic pop out cup holder broke.... That's all.
Fun, spacious, easy to park - frugal.
VW recommends you change the timing belt at whatever K's, I never changed any belt for over 330,000K's not even the fan belt and not a problem.
Oil and filter only every 20,000.... That is all... You just cant kill this car- Believe me I tried. Show details
Mischa
Mischa3 posts
  Fair Incentive AW 85TSI Comfortline Automatic

The perfect small car that doesn't compromise on luxury!

I use my car almost daily, usually for work (when not in lockdown!) and as well for personal errands for myself and my partner. I actually enjoy spending a little bit of time in my car each morning to get a coffee. It's comfortable, new and a dream to drive. So far, there have been no issues and my mechanic is so pleased with the choice of this car and thinks it's a perfect pick for me and where I am at in my life! Would recommend. Show details
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Denis
DenisNSWHunter Region, NSW6 posts
  AW GTI

Great All-round Sports Hatch

I like the versatility of the car. You can drive it hard in sports mode or slow and steady in normal mode.
It's spacious enough for holiday luggage and comfortable for long trips.
The features of the car are generous adding to driving pleasure and safety.
Five year warranty and annual servicing makes the car a nice package. Show details
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Chris and Nicky
Chris and NickyNSWMurray Region, NSW12 posts
  AW GTI

Just a fun car

Purchased a 2021 VW Polo gti from Wodonga Prestige and what a great small car. It has everything that opens and shuts and so many safety features it's ridiculous. This car is a great fit in our garage a fun little racer if need be or a very classy little sports hatch if required. Powered by the same 2litre turbo engine as is in the VW Golf just detuned a little it puts out a very respectable 200hp/n 147kw and 236Ftlbs/320Nm of torque. Very comfortable, safe and very fun to drive. We are extremely happy with our purchase. If you are looking for a car in this class check it out as you won't be disappointed. Show details
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Dave
DaveVICGreater Melbourne (Inner), VIC
  Verified MK5.I 6R

What a lemon and awful servicing!!!

We bought the car brandnew in 2013. Regularly maintained, low kms.
Suddenly had a transmission issue (won’t reverse out of garage) beginning of lockdown in March. Towed to VW Gateway.
Cost just under 3k. Then driven less than 5x around the area as it is still lockdown. BROKE AGAIN!!! And now it’s a gearbox issue? Would cost another 3k or so??!!!
And of course both Gateway & VW are saying it’s not related to the fix they did.
Thank you, VW. NEVER AGAIN. Avoid at all cost, people.
We have always driven Audis, i thought it would be a similar build and servicing. Not at all. Show details
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mystyle
mystyle6 posts
  Polo

Osborne park Volkswagen horrible

My EPC light came 5 times in 1 year time
They charged me everytime for the same issue
Emailed Volkswagen complaints department and they haven't called me back and i will take this matter to ACCC Show details
Ath
AthVICGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC
  Polo

Maintained it very well only to have expensive problems after problems

Problem after problem, bought it second hand on low ks, couple months later the car has transmission issues cost me $2500 to fix then had to change the timing belt it drove well for a while then started having engine leaks that weren’t fixable took it to good mechanics and they didn’t know why, then my transmission fails again and they said it costs $3000 to fix I can’t even drive it also this car has a recall for the gearbox issues. Never buy a Volkswagen unless you want headaches. Show details
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and13
and134 posts
  Verified AW 85TSI Comfortline Manual

Expensive servicing

Servicing is extremely expensive and I’d consider another brand of car based on this alone. Although the stereo and especially CarPlay isn’t reliable it’s about the only issue I’ve had At 15,000 km. Very good on fuel even if you have to buy premium. Car looks great and drives well. Show details
Ben
BenVICGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC12 posts
  MK4 9N

Great buzz box

After adding roof racks it's a beast. Seriously, it's a tardis!
We use our polo for work and play. Seats 5 rugby players, acts as a station wagon for storage, burns through the Twisties even as a diesel. But.....
Issues with the coffee cup holder, it is broke plain and simple. Servicing is expensive, vw well duh. Headlight replacement is a mechanics job and requires battery box or air box removal.
Airbag and dodgy vs shenanigans aside......
Want to love it, don't, but I really really really like it.
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swampgal11 posts
  Polo
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Nugget
NuggetNSWSydney, NSW72 posts
  Verified AW
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Questions & Answers

Tony M.
Tony M. · Polo

I have polo blm wich engen will fit there?

Ignatius J.
Ignatius J. · Polo

Hi guys my polo classic 1.6 BLM motor starts and idles I replaced starter,coilpack it just cuts out plz help me

Sebastian T.
Sebastian T. · Polo

Hey guys, I dont know anything about the 2011 polo gti and was wondering if they had a cruise control option?

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CategoryHatchbacksHatchbacksHatchbacksHatchbacks
Starting Price $31,990$20,290$22,790$21,290
TransmissionDual-Clutch (DCT)ManualDual-Clutch (DCT)Dual-Clutch (DCT)
Drive TypeFront Wheel Drive (FWD)Front Wheel Drive (FWD)Front Wheel Drive (FWD)Front Wheel Drive (FWD)
Fuel TypePetrolPetrolPetrolPetrol
Wheels17" Alloy15" Alloy15" Alloy15" Steel
ANCAP Safety Rating5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
Fuel Consumption6.1 L/100km5.1 L/100km5 L/100km5 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 40 L40 L40 L40 L
Engine3 Cylinder 1.0L3 Cylinder 1.0L3 Cylinder 1.0L3 Cylinder 1.0L
Max Power147kW @ 6000rpm85kW @ 5500rpm85kW @ 5500rpm70kW @ 5500rpm
Max Torque320Nm @ 1450-4390rpm200Nm @ 2000-3500rpm200Nm @ 2000-3500rpm175Nm @ 2000-3500rpm
Country of ManufactureSouth AfricaSouth AfricaSouth AfricaSouth Africa
Manufacturer Warranty5 year(s)5 year(s)5 year(s)5 year(s)
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