polo 77tsi poorly made car
Bought new in 2012, shortly after purchasing problems started with sensors then it was the gearbox clutch needed to be replaced, centre console became lose, power window issues, rattle in dashboard, car would go into limp mode without warning, car would also switch off at idle without warning. The only thing good about this car is the fuel efficiency and it looks alright my advice would be to avoid.
Interior, looks and fuel efficient.
Polo...a never ending problem
Love the car, the look, the drive. However, only two years old and it has had turbo problems which caused the engine to cut out (go into limp-home-mode), a time-chain replacement, excessive engine rattle that is unresolved. VW Service is a shocker. And on top of all this, my car is due for recall.
Fuel efficient, small size, look of the car
Turbo causes engine cut outs, time-chain, loud engine rattle, unreliability
My VW polo gti is a lemon
11 months of ownership, 5 trips to the service shop for repairs, including long motor replacement.
It sure drives great, but what's the point if it breaks. Looking to get rid of it already. This vehicle puts me off vw permanently. I'm afraid their strategy's become quantity at the expense of quality
Performance, fule economy, looks
2010 Polo TSI
No idea how this got car of the year!!
Poorly made cheap material used to construct the vehicle.
Multiple engine and turbo problems that have been addressed under warranty but not before going into limp mode whilst in the highway. Took the car to Highway Auto at Springwood after nearly being rammed up the back by a truck. Told not an issue to keep driving it until they could find time to fit me in!!! Very rude service guy couldn't understand why I was frustrated at being stuck on opposite side of Brisbane with an obvious warranty issue ...and they not willing to help out with a loaner. Just keep driving it!!! After again going into limp mode in tunnel took it to Aspley VW, very helpful. Don't have the DSG auto either. Informed when repaired that 2mm spacers required to address the problem. German engineering definitely not what it used to be. Would never recommend another VW. Service people are lovely at some of the dealerships but why wouldn't you be when you are shafting the customer area hand every service. Small block 4 cylinder engine $500+ a service...WTH!!! Expensive, poor quality materials, unreliable, expensive servicing
VW Polo 77TSI
ZIppy little car with great engine, everything is well put together ,certainly better than others in its class that I tested. Exterior and interioir styling is great but I found the front seats to be hard and uncomfortable on long trips to the point I got a sore back every time I drove it to work. Fuel efficient but needs unleaded petrol . Servicing costs are high and our local dealer in large rural centre did not even keep an oil filter as a standard part when I bought the vehicle in 2010. ( I think they got the message now) Cost of ac...cessories such as a tow bar is way over the top. Drove well on the road with next to no road noise transferred into the cabin. Sound system is great. DSG gear box changed smoothly at road speed but on take off felt a delayed reaction which left me with the impression that it might cause trouble in the long term. Perhaps I should have bought the manual. Overall its not a bad car but because I could never get comfortable in it and because I drive 200 km every day, I ended up trading it for a Hyundai I20. Finish not as good as the Polo but good value for a lot less money and seat comfort for the sort of driving I do is much better. Great fit and finish. Styling inside and out. Zippy little motor. Cost of service. I think the DSG will be costly in the long run but most of all front seats uncomfortable on trips
Constant reliability issues. Always in the garage. Broken from day one.
Two year old TSI model. Rattle in engine, faulty suspension, turbo blown up, random engine cut outs almost causing motorway accident, oh and two of the pistons have been stuck for months . Vw claim it's just normal wear! After two years, please! Every trip back to the shop means they need to import some parts, which takes too long. Everything about this car was an ordeal. Avoid the car and vw...even their golf is having issues with their engines exploding. This company is on the downward spiral and the whole German reliability is a myth.
One...more thing...$500 for a minor service...total rip off. I sold it before the warranty expired. Waste of money. Never again. Vw do not deserve your hard earned money. Avoid at all costs. The fuel economy is okay
2012 Polo GTI is a lemon
14 months of ownership and 13 months of warranty trips. While not all vehicles are afflicted with problems, a lot are.
High oil consumption is a fairly common problem which will see your VW service centre try everything from replacing parts to replacing the entire engine. It seems there is no known fix, but sometimes they get lucky. VW Australia refuse to accept responsibly for this design flaw and will do nothing to ease your pain. While the engine did receive many accolades for its design and performance, there are clearly downsides to th...is. If this is such a great engine, why did VW stop using it in new GTI models? Good fun car to drive. Responsive acceleration and handling Poor build quality, flawed engine design, no support from VW Australia
a great little polo
I have owned a variety of cars (mainly new) over the last 40 years including japanese and european and my new VW Polo TSI Comfortline is by far the most enjoyable to drive. With only a few thousand km I have not experienced any problems - only time will tell. My previous car was a new Toyota Corolla 2003 which was extremely reliable and not a single problem over 90,000 km. I am willing to sacrifice a small amount of reliability for the more comfortable seats, refinement and greater driving enjoyment. If you are not going to be carrying large lo...ads or going up long hills often i would definetly recommend this car. most comfortable seats and seating position. refined interior and exterior. auto sensing wipers. auto hill start. automatic downshift by DSG at lower speeds and on long downhills.
Vw polo 77 tsi
We have had the car for just over a year now and are still amazed at the fit and finish, the power and torque from the turbo engine and how fuel efficient it is. It is definitely more refined than any other car in its class. Friend has a ford fiesta and has regretted buying it after seeing the polo. The ford isn't in the same league as the vw for class and refinement and it costs more money. No wonder it won world and wheels car of the year!!
Refinement, quality, power and torque in a small car package
Is a great little car. Bought as the shopping basket but have done a 1000km return trip in it without discomfort.
Travelling at 100kph+ at times we still got 5.1L per 100km which is pretty impressive I thought.
Has a much more refined (or bland if you like ) interior than the equiv Asian models which we though were garish and confusing dashboards.
As retirees we are more than happy to pay a little more and have a nice little car that we feel is stylish and reliable.
Looks Economy Ease of Parking
Great Medium Size Car. Easy to drive and park.
Front Seats can be adjusted for height.
Good sound system.
Fuel Efficient. Its an year old and gives me 6L/100km on average.
Very stable at faster speeds > 100
Reaaaal Slow pickup on the uphill
I didn't know few or all VW cars have ONLY one reversing light.
Reliable, Good Mileage, Fuel Efficient
Expensive, Noisy at times
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Questions & Answers
Had problems with dash cluster not working and wouldn’t start ,
Checked the fuses and started working again,
Now clock and fuel gauge not updating.
What could be the issue?
Hi, I'm looking at a 2013 polo gti
It has 143,000 on the clock should that matter? services are all up to date With history
The best thing to do is to take it into a workshop for a pre-purchase inspection; most mechanics or workshops can do these. They will be able to get a good idea on the engine's health and the overall car. It has saved me from buying the wrong car a few times (Even cars I thought were perfect). Kms are a good gauge on the health of the car, but if it's been modified or driven very hard it can wear an engine out a lot quicker, especially with turbo charged cars.
Hope that helps :)
Thanks for your reply!
how do I go about asking the selling about getting one of these done before buying it?
The easiest way is to get in contact with a mechanic in your area that does pre-purchase inspections and check availability. Then ask if the seller would be able to drop the car in for a pre-purchase inspection at a time that suits them. Then you can pay the workshop direct. I've even had sellers let me take it down to a workshop myself when they didn't have time. I did leave them with a deposit and my details though. If the seller is confident in their car, they shouldn't have any issue with you wanting to get it checked out :)
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