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Volkswagen Polo MK5.I 6R

Volkswagen Polo MK5.I 6R (2010-2014) (page 2 of 2)

3.1 from 31 reviews

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  • Cleaning & Maintenance
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  • Noise Level
    5.0 (1)
  • Acceleration / Power
    4.0 (1)
  • Handling
    5.0 (1)
  • Braking
    5.0 (1)
  • Suspension
    5.0 (1)
  • Gear Shifting
    1.0 (1)
  • Fuel Efficiency
    5.0 (1)
  • Interior Design
    4.0 (1)
  • Boot Size
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  • Features
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  • Comfort
    4.0 (1)
Mick

MickVictoria

polo 77tsi poorly made car

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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.
Most things.

Engine Size1.2L Turbo Petrol
TransmissionDSG
Badge77TSI Comfortline
Doors5
Sylvie

SylvieSydney

Polo...a never ending problem

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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

Engine Size1.2L Turbo Petrol
TransmissionDSG
Badge77TSI Comfortline
Doors5
lange

langeadelaide sa

My VW polo gti is a lemon

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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
Reliability

BadgeGTI
Engine Size1.4L Turbo Petrol
4 comments
Gr Holl
Gr Holl

I got rid of mine after 12 months and despite the financial loss I think it was the right thing to do. I bought a Hyundai I 20 and happy with it.

Mark Johnson
Mark Johnson

Why do VW's get excellent reviews from the motoring journalists and yet there are reports of reliability issues from owners ?

lange
lange

VW is aiming at being No 1 by 2018, I was told. So obviously they have to increase sales. It the case of quality being sacrificed for quantity. Something's gotta give.

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2010 Polo TSI

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TransmissionManual
Badge77TSI Comfortline
Engine Size1.2L Turbo Petrol
Doors5
Gr Holl

Gr HollMELBOURNE

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VW Polo 77TSI

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Engine Size1.2L Turbo Petrol
TransmissionDSG
Badge77TSI Comfortline
Doors5
2 comments
Trevor
Trevor
Robi
Robi
Review oz

Review oz

  • 2 reviews
  • 3 likes

Constant reliability issues. Always in the garage. Broken from day one.

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Engine Size1.2L Turbo Petrol
Badge77TSI Comfortline
Doors5

2012 Polo GTI is a lemon

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Engine Size1.4L Turbo Petrol
TransmissionDSG
BadgeGTI
1 comment
Jim Ranten
Jim Ranten

a great little polo

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Engine Size1.2L Turbo Petrol
TransmissionDSG
Badge77TSI Comfortline
Doors5
Vw1234

Vw1234MELBOURNE

Vw polo 77 tsi

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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

Engine Size1.2L Turbo Petrol
TransmissionDSG
Badge77TSI Comfortline
Doors5
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hillbilly456

hillbilly456AU

  • 11 reviews
  • 8 likes

Polo 77TSI

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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

Badge77TSI Comfortline
Doors5
Engine Size1.2L Turbo Petrol

Polo 77TSI

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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

Engine Size1.2L Turbo Petrol
TransmissionDSG
Badge77TSI Comfortline
Doors5
1 comment
hillbilly456
hillbilly456

Most cars only have one reversing light Other side is a Park light for use in Europe Put foot lightly on brake for additional light when reversing.

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Questions & Answers

Vern

Vernasked

2010 polo
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?

No answers
Lindz

Lindzasked

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

4 answers
ChrisD
ChrisD

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 :)

Lindz
Lindz

Thanks for your reply!
how do I go about asking the selling about getting one of these done before buying it?

ChrisD
ChrisD

No problem!

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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