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Volkswagen Polo Reliability

VOLKSWAGEN POLO Hatchback 1.2 TSI SE 3dr Change edition

How reliable is this car?

This used VOLKSWAGEN POLO Hatchback (1.2 TSI SE 3dr) reliability data tells you when many of the car's parts commonly need replacement, either through problems and faults or just general wear and tear or regular servicing. All of the major parts are covered - everything from brake pads and tyres to gearboxes and engines.

If you're buying a used VOLKSWAGEN POLO you should check the mileage, then use the graphs below to make sure that either the work in question has been completed, or to factor forthcoming replacements into your budget.

This used VOLKSWAGEN POLO reliability data comes from CAP Derwent, a scheme which pools all of the vehicle information from some of the UK’s biggest vehicle leasing firms. They aggregate millions of repair jobs across their fleets, allowing them to predict when parts will need to be replaced.

We use the same information to tell you when you’re likely to have to change a wide range of components on the used VOLKSWAGEN POLO. We use the same 'tipping point' as the fleet providers - so if 75% of cars have had the work done or part changed by a certain mileage, we count that as the point where you’re likely to have to do the same yourself. And if this doesn’t arrive before 100,000 miles, we’ll tell you.

There will always be some variation, based upon the types of driver and roads each car has been subjected to - but with thousands of cars in the system, our predictions are a great guide to what you should look out for when you’re buying a used car.


This VOLKSWAGEN POLO is better than class average for bulbs.


This VOLKSWAGEN POLO is better than class average for brake fluid.


This VOLKSWAGEN POLO is better than class average for pollen filters.


This VOLKSWAGEN POLO is better than class average for wiper blades.


This VOLKSWAGEN POLO is better than class average for brakes discs.


This VOLKSWAGEN POLO is better than class average for brakes pads.

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When will this part typically need replacing?
Air Conditioning - Service/Re-gas

Work not common below 100k miles

Brake Calipers

Work not common below 100k miles

Brake Fluid

35k class average: 25k

Brakes Discs

45k class average: 31k

Brakes Pads

40k class average: 31k

Bulbs

40k class average: 27k

Cambelt

Work not common below 100k miles

Clutch

Work not common below 100k miles

Electrics

Work not common below 100k miles

Engine Repair

Work not common below 100k miles

Fuel Filter

Work not common below 100k miles

Fuel System

Work not common below 100k miles

Gearbox replace

Work not common below 100k miles

Lights

Work not common below 100k miles

Pollen Filters

30k class average: 12k

Shock Absorbers

Work not common below 100k miles

Suspension

Work not common below 100k miles

Water Pumps

Work not common below 100k miles

Wheel Bearings

Work not common below 100k miles

Wiper Blades

30k class average: 26k