2004 Volkswagen Polo User Reviews

2004 Volkswagen Polo Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 10 reviews

  • Performance:3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars 3.6 / 5
  • Appearance:3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars 3.6 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Overall: 4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5

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PROS
"power" 5 reviews
"ride" 3 reviews
"reliable car" 2 reviews
"comfortable car" 2 reviews
"build quality" 2 reviews
CONS
"handling" 2 reviews
"ride" 2 reviews
"interior" 2 reviews

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Machiel writes:
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4

Pros

My Hermanus/Gansbaai numberplate, Performance when its cold outside

Cons

Ride, Handling, Baggage capacity, Stock sound system

55

Die Polo, Die — This polo has a 1600cc fuel injection engine which makes it allright in straight line acceleration. However come summer this motor struggles even at sea level. Handling is not as good as Fiesta s although braking is pretty good especially if you have some higher-end tyres. This car is very fun to drive however - especially in medium traffic situations. Build quality is average which the interior quality deteriorating substantially now after 4 years . There are no major mechanical issues thusfar however and that is a positive. The appearance of polo s in general is perceived as feminine and my car is no exclusion. It is "pretty" but does not convey the sporty look I like in a car. Perhaps lowered suspension would do the trick I would recommend this car to anybody who likes the styling and is not particularly concerned about the rest.

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Cp writes:
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Big fuel saver! Nice performance!

Cons

Be careful when buying second hand, owners tend to drive the cars very hard.

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Very Nice Car! — Awsome student car, great fuel consumption yet the performance is still respectable! When I bought the car, I had to change the clutch, cam belt, control arm bushes and had to service it, because the previous owner did not service it often enough and the service history was faked.. But after that repairs, it has performed great and i'm very happy with it!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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David writes:
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Low cost of ownership, good engine even if only 75hp

Cons

Braking, noise of diesel engine ...

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My Polo — Performance – acceleration : correct, braking : bad, handling : good Build Quality – Excellent Appearance – Cost of Ownership – gas : 5,5l/100km don't drink à lot Fun Factor – is this car fun to drive? Not at all. Just a car to go to one point to another.

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Nelson writes:
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5

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Mine was faster, safe and comfortable.

Cons

Dangerous

35

U Should'v Heared It. . . — Polo Classic 1.6!! I used to call it the White Bullet because of it's exclusive preformances, this car made wonders, it may sound scary but true - the Golf 5 GTI, Beemer 330i as well as the Merc Kompressor C200 didn't stand any chance to this White Bullet, we obviously played with it's engine... It's gas mileage was great because of the chip it had and i could maintain it.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Sarah writes:
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Pros

everything

Cons

i only chose a 3 door so its hard to fill it!

25

My Vw Polo — i dont like the fact a tree fell on it! it accelerates really well off the mark, ive beaten many a car from the lights that have bigger engines, it brakes amazingly, handles like its on rails, my chair squeaks but it is 4! black metallic black paintwork looks amazing when its clean... i love to drive it, it is a bit boring inside, just standard but i have alloys and tho people run into it (seriously im like a magnet for bad drivers) its fine, someone wrote their car off running into the back of me, whereas all it did was dint my back a bit...

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David writes:
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Pros

- Nice looks
- Very reliable
- comfortable

Cons

- Expensive
- Poor handling
- Clutch is too soft

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A Very Nice First Car, Performance Wasn't Bad For A 1.2, Bad Handling — For a first car it was comfortable, nice extras and is hard as nails. The only issue with it was the handling, it is terrible around corners - rolls like hell! Apart from that I would definitely recommend it as a run-around or a first car.

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Donovan writes:
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Reliable, quick, cheap  on fuel

Cons

Not many. The hooks that hold the straps on the back boot board break easily, and the plastic covers inside that cover the seat belt came loose quickly.

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Does Was It Says It Will Do. Not Bad. A Good Commuter — I had this car for three years. For a 1.4, it had plenty of speed and handled well. Compared to the opposition cars in the range, it had many comforting features both internally, as well as design wise.

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Alex writes:
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4

Pros

For a small car u could throw it around and it would stick to the road good handling

Cons

DRUNK TO MUCH FUEL

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Great Its A Vw — This was a Special addition polo called Dune come with 17inch low profile alloys made by BBS special blue paint only found on the VW bora. it was only 1.2 petrol engine which made it drink alot of fuel because it was heavy car.

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Ali writes:
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Made me a confident driver
good handling

Cons

Broke down!!

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First Car — Was a brilliant first car. Had a small engine and thus, did not take too much fuel. Nice and Small

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Theron writes:
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5

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Cost

Cons

Engin maintenance expensive.

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Most Fun Diesel Hatch — Polo TDI 1900. One of the best small cars! Well priced. Very lite on fuel. Acceleration is amazing, have to love the turbo. Handling very responsive. Services prices isn't to bad for a diesel(15000km(7500km oil change)). The interior is frech and young but with a sensbilety to it. Lots of fun to drive.

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2006 Volkswagen Polo Reviews

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Fantastic mixture of performance and fuel efficiency. The power is incredible, driving up a hill at 130kph in 6th gear and still got plenty torque. Simple car with all features needed, Power Sterring,... Read More

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2005 Volkswagen Polo Reviews

Vw You Can't Go Wrong By Frans En

•Performance - acceleration is very good, braking is excelent, handling is verygood •Build Quality - is excelent no squeaks or rattles for a car with almost 200000km on the odo •Appearance - both int... Read More

Reliability By Reandré

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2003 Volkswagen Polo Reviews

City Car By Mihai

It is a good car for 2 or maximum 3 people, economic, high mpg rate. It is a economy class car, with stiff suspensions and a little bit noisy. The space is enough for 2-3 people, but if more, it get... Read More

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