VW Polo Sedan

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  1. idr.ace

    idr.ace New Member

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    Hello All,

    Newbie here,.. would like to ask your (anyone) opinion/suggestion/comment/anything on the new VW Polo Sedan 1.6.,, from the owner itself, or any car enthusiast.

    Im looking for a new car. Mine now is local made, would try for a continental, so I think the Polo Sedan would fit for a start.

    My concerns are on maintenance/service, fuel consumption and performance (if any, its a 'small car', not expecting much) Comments are deeply appreciated.

    Thank you... peace
     
  2. option1978

    option1978 Senior Member
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    Somehow felt that the VW Polo Sedan 1.6 is a VW but without VW technology.

    If u are interested in VW, why not a Golf Tsi / Jetta?
     
  3. Waiora_ProTuner

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    Polo sedan also local made...:hmmmm:

    or you mean your current one is local brand..:proud:


    for the price, its quite nice...got rear aircond vent..
    i never drive it nor owned any VW though..

    what is VW technology?
     
  4. option1978

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    Twin charge & DSG.
     
  5. vr2turbo

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    Being Local assembled they downgraded certain things to cost down. Using Indonesian tyres for one, and rear disc brakes are now drums....:banghead:
     
  6. idr.ace

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    The Polo sedan would be my first EURO car, so I wouldnt waste much money on it (if it fails).

    Try logged on to VW Facebook, u'll see more negative comments on the cars. But, really that bad kah ??

    ---------- Post added at 04:27 PM ---------- 6 hour anti-bump limit - Previous post was at 04:26 PM ----------

    Its been assembled in India.

    ---------- Post added at 04:28 PM ---------- 6 hour anti-bump limit - Previous post was at 04:27 PM ----------

    My current one is a local brand... PROTON... but u know la.. tingkap always fail... sigh..
     
  7. option1978

    option1978 Senior Member
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    Been to their FB whilst i was researching on VW & read a lot of complaints but somehow most of them did not mention which model they are complaining about. My 2 bosses using VW models ranging from 1 to 3 years & by far no major complaints from them. Met a guy selling VW accessories recently, also using VW for over a year, no complaint as well. Only advice from him, drive gently.

    Service centre complaint, seems that not only VW but others as well, depending on which SC you intend to go to.

    I had my fair shares of worrying here & there before finally realising that life is just a bit too short to worry too much. Any question asked, A will say good, B will say bad, C would say neutral & so on, so if you are really keen to try out Euro, do go ahead. You will never know until you try it yourself.

    As for myself, been driving mine for over a week now & truly enjoying the experience, from the acceleration to the comfort to the handling & technology, really enjoyed it.

    Do take note that the VW Polo Sedan is the VW entry level model, as such don't really expect to much from quality but they did packed in a number of useful stuff i.e. rear a/c, RCD 320 HU that comes with bluetooth. A bit of a flaw with the arm rest / hand brake position though. need to move the arm rest up every time you operate the hand brake as the arm rest is in the way.
     
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    Thanks for the info option 1978. Couldn't agree more with what u said,..
     
  9. option1978

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    Btw, had another good look at the complaints at VW FB, noticed that the more serious / long standing complaints are on Polo (both sedan & 1.2 TSI) & a few minor on Passat (1.8 TSI).

    Finally it's still your own decision, whether you want to experience Euro cars enough to take certain risk that may or may not happen to you (much depending on luck) or just stick with local / asian cars.

    Good luck & cheers
     
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    Their after sales service are just pure crap.
    Even Proton is better.
     
  11. option1978

    option1978 Senior Member
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    Seems that VAG (VW & AUDI) after sales service really sucks.

    But hear that Wing Hin Autohaus fares better than the rest of VW SC
     
  12. Izso

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    My friend sends her GTI to Wearnes and has had her issues with them. But these issues sometimes can be prevented by doing self maintenance checks.

    Personally I don't trust any service center. I do my own checks and I just tell the SC to change things that I can't do myself or follow the warranty requirements.

    The most important thing is to build a relationship with a certain SC rep and always work with the same guy if that rep gives good service.

    And the Polo Sedan doesn't have any VW tech. So it's relatively problem free. It's a pretty nippy 1.6 and it's not a light car (it feels heavy when driving) but it's got the Euro feel. Quiet (relative) cabin, solid feel, etc. Probably will be cheaper to maintain than other VWs cuz no DSG and TSI.
     
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    SC cannot settle issues is due to SC not good or Car got major issues cannot settle?
     
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    In the case of my friends GTI, a bike sideswiped her side mirror and the plastic panel popped out. She sent it back to Wearnes for repair and they couldn't fit it back. Fitted it eventually but she discovered the car had a few hundred KM added to the mileage. Joyriders? 100km is somewhat acceptable but a few hundred is unacceptable. It was something like 300km+ total.

    2nd time sent back to change drive shaft based on service records, the mechs didn't notice a damaged sidewall in the 18" tyres and the somewhat flat tyre and didn't inform my friend. She only discovered the problem after driving back from the center and heard a strange droning sound. By then the tyre was unrecoverable.

    Other times they didn't fit panels properly causing rattling, didn't screw properly causing loud banging noise when the bolt came loose while driving that shocked my friend and thought something had broken in the engine bay.

    All sorts of things.
     
  15. idr.ace

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    ..Hmm..thanks for the info..
     
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    That is because most SC don't have panel and body work personnel. When I had a Honda there was a rust spot on the door. Send back to SC they in turn have to send to their contracted body shop for respray.
    Lately my wife's Tiggo had door alignment problem, mention to SA during one of her service, was told body shop expert not in until the following month (They shifted workshop). So next round only got it done.

    As for joy ride, well one of the SA in one SC I know was sack because he took customer car for a ride, so it all depends on the Administration of the SC.
     
  17. DanzEterna

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    all cars have problems...i even knew a person that had a proton wira for 10 yrs without any power window or other major problems,
    just maintain service on time thats all.

    i also know a person that owns a BMW F30 that has problems after 2 weeks of driving, major ones that have to frequently visit the SC & problem still persists.

    so it all boils down to luck, just pray to GOD before delivery of your new car.
     
  18. option1978

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    Well said Bro DanzEterna. All boils down to luck. My 2 auto transmission car previously(Wira & SEG), driving it like manual for over 3 years no problem, some of my colleagues driving Wira auto, claimed / replaced a number of GB through out a period of 7 years while being a gentle driver.

    My 2 bosses owns a couple of Euro i.e. A4 B7, Q5, Scirocco, Passat, Saab but never heard of major problem with their rides except when in accident, wait like hell to get parts (especially the Saab). My colleague own a Viva (from new) & 2 years down the road had a few breakdowns (stalled in the middle of traffic jam). Once her car was quarantined by Perodua for repair works & wouldn't release the car until repair done citing major risk if continue driving (fire hazard i heard).
     
  19. idr.ace

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    Yalah.. true.. but funny part is, their ads didnt say... 'and it all comes back to ur luck'. ..sigh

    Buying a car is like making small investment. I felt sorry to those who have to deal with his/her bad side of luck, but as investment/money concerns..

    Money doesn't grow on trees.. my money doesn't :bawling:
     
  20. option1978

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    Seriously, everything else in life boils down to luck. As a fact, buying car is no longer a small investment, it's one that can kill you if you are really really unlucky.

    An ex-colleague of mine inherited his boss's E46 (luckily company car & he don't need to pay installment). When with the boss no major problem, when he inherited it, every outstation trip within that year ended up with car being towed back to KL i.e. belt snapped, electronic problem, mechanical failure. No need to pay for repair but the inconveniences really stressed him out.

    Another friend of mine, driving her 130Y for a couple of years without major repairs needed until it got stolen & forced to get another car which is a brand new MYVI. A week after getting it, found out a number of electronics not working & have to send back for claim. Goes on every few months with minor but yet irritating problems keep popping up.:banghead:
     

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