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Volkswagen Polo Mk4

Volkswagen Polo Mk4 used car guide (2002-2009)

Volkswagen is one of the few car that can get away with both mainstream and premium, so its products are very aspirational, also plentiful, thanks to volumes being sold. As a despite the fact that a Volkswagen on every corner, values tend to be relatively – it’s a simple question of (there are lots of them) and (everybody wants one). while to the unitiated the Polo may to be the most reliable supermini created, it isn’t always as as you might think, with high parts prices the bargain. So while the Polo can be the first car, make you’re not buying something needs lots of costly

To the unitiated the Polo may appear to be the reliable supermini ever it isn’t always as dependable as you think

Jan 2002: The fourth-generation debuts in three or five-door forms, with 1.2 or 1.4-litre engines plus 1.4 or 1.9-litre engines.

May 2002: An ultra-efficient 1.4 FSi engine arrives.

Apr 2004: A of rear head restraints and seatbelts are now standard for all Polos.

May The Polo Dune pseudo is now in the showrooms.

Jun 2005: A heavily Polo goes on sale a redesigned nose and tail.

Jun The Polo GTi joins the range, a 148bhp turbocharged 1.8-litre engine.

Jun 2007: The Polo arrives, with a 1.4 TDi diesel It’s rated at 99g/km and

The diesel engines are very and seriously economical, but the petrol are generally excellent too. pay a small premium to go diesel, but get much of this back you come to sell and the older the the smaller the premium. What you buy probably be dictated by insurance a 1.2-litre Polo is fine if you get the unit; the 55bhp alternative is a bit while a 1.4 will make journeys more relaxing. cars don’t get much kit a CD player and central locking); the S air-con plus electric windows and door mirrors the SE comes with remote locking, alloy wheels and an – the Sport adds stiffer to this. If the rear seats are to be used a lot, track a post-April 2004 Polo; have three rear restraints and three-point seatbelts as

Volkswagen is renowned for the strength of its and despite the Polo’s small it’ll still protect you well in a crash. Along a strong passenger cell you can expect standard anti-lock plus driver, passenger and airbags – so when it comes to this should be one of the most of the older small cars you can buy.

* For more on how Euro crash testing works, out our page on the subject or you can read how the fared on the official Euro website .

Running costs

demand means major shouldn’t be an issue, while engines tend to be decently Any petrol-engined Polo should 45mpg unless caned the diesels will give without too much difficulty. The Polo is generally in insurance 3-5 but the 1.4 is in at least group 7 while the 1.4 TDi is at least group 9. Servicing is every 12 months or 10,000 unless the car is on the optional variable regime. This means the car can go for up to two or 19,000 miles between visits. Apart from the petrol engines, all Polos need a fresh cam belt 60,000 miles or four which is likely to cost At least CO2 emissions are generally low; the 1.2 is pegged at 144g/km the Polo 1.4 is pitched at 155g/km. The can be repairs though; the Polo the paragon of reliability

that everybody assumes, and high parts prices, it cost more than expect to keep a Polo Mk4 on the

* For current road tax bands and which are based on a car’s CO2 check out the DirectGov website

cars built in 2002 can because their ignition pack in; most cars ben fixed by now, but not all.

sure all the front lighting is as it should. Replacing bulbs straightforward, and dealers can charge to do it.

Gearboxes can prove weak, on diesels.

Corrosion can take a under the window seals.

The can be creaky and dampers can fail.

the footwells for water; door often fail.

If there’s an radio fitted, check the works; they often illegible.

Timing chains and tensioners can on the 1.2-litre petrol engine, if the schedule isn’t adhered to

For a current listing of all VW Polorecalls so check out the official website

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