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VW Polo 2001 - 98,000 miles

James... Avatar
6y, 8m agoPosted 6 years, 8 months ago
Looking to buy my first car and found a beauty locally. Only thing is though is it has 98,000 miles on the clock.

Not sure how much that is really though. I will only be using it for a run around and will do about 3000-4000 miles per year at the most. Should I steer clear or is that mileage not oo bad?

Cheers
James
James... Avatar
6y, 8m agoPosted 6 years, 8 months ago
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banned#1
i wouldnt go for it, unless you really only expect a year or 2 out of it, esp it it is a smaller engine they dont like high miles
also it shows in the feel of the seats, wear around the wheel, either way, i would not really be interested myself

if that is the limit of your budget, go for a bit older, but lower mileage, and look for a well cared one
#2
Another thing is that that many miles will take its toll on the car itself... all that driving around over our lovely roads you will find lots of rattles and squeaks, unless you have your heart set on it then I would keep looking
#3
mileage isnt bad for the year, any pics, trade, private ?

if the body work isnt hanging & you have some service history, might be worth a punt, bit hard to say yeah or nay without actually seeing it, what sort of price ? The only thing i will say though see if it has had the timing belt done at all, if not that would be your first expense.
#4
all depends on sevice history etc......just make sure theyve changed the cam belt as this is the main service which would need to have been done.........last thing you want is it snapping taking out ur engine
#5
As has already been said, service history and timing belt.
Not too high a mileage on it for the age.
#6
Doesn't sound that bad?

Is it a diesel? like the 1.4 ones?
#7
VW engines are bulletproof - so long as the previous owner(s) have taken reasonable care of it - check for service history and cam belt change - depending on which model it is you could probably get another 100,000 miles before it gave up - the body will go before the engine so long as you continue to take care of it :-)
#8
vraptorchick
VW engines are bulletproof - so long as the previous owner(s) have taken reasonable care of it - check for service history and cam belt change - depending on which model it is you could probably get another 100,000 miles before it gave up - the body will go before the engine so long as you continue to take care of it :-)


The polo engines from 2001 were anything but bulletproof!
#9
Had a P-reg Polo some years aog and this was the worst car I have ever owned. I have owned many VWs before but this was the last one ever since and I have no intention of going back. In my one year of ownership I saw it three times on the back of a towtruck. Maybe it was just bad luck but from what I have learnt ever since this Polo series (in which your 2001 also still falls) was not a very good one. I would stay clear.

Other than that I agree with previous comments, 100k miles is not too much for a modern car, though still a bit for such a small car.
#10
my sis has a 2001 51 polo 1.0L with 112,000 n the only problem shes had with it is CV joint replacements, timing belt (expected), squeaky steering wheel and more than average clutch replacements.

Shes had it since new and she has far from being serviced it regulalry (sometimes going 2 years without service).
The car definately has not been looked after in the last 5 years but still runs fine so the people saying stay away are full of ****
#11
Lion_Man
my sis has a 2001 51 polo 1.0L with 112,000 n the only problem shes had with it is CV joint replacements, timing belt (expected), squeaky steering wheel and more than average clutch replacements.

Shes had it since new and she has far from being serviced it regulalry (sometimes going 2 years without service).
The car definately has not been looked after in the last 5 years but still runs fine so the people saying stay away are full of ****


You're basing your view of a model of cars on what happened to a single car you don't own or drive? If it has needed more than one replacement clutch then that's shocking in itself.
#12
James,

Can you advise which engine is on the car, model and the price its up for sale for...

For further info about the car... drop a post on this forum - http://www.vwaudiforum.co.uk/forum/

Rick
#13
pghstochaj
You're basing your view of a model of cars on what happened to a single car you don't own or drive? If it has needed more than one replacement clutch then that's shocking in itself.


Since when did u come to the conclusion i dont drive it? just because i said it was sisters? of course i drive it ***hole hence why i said it still runs smooth. And yes im basing the model of a car because i have FIRST HAND experience on one, i think the OP would rather hear a view on the car whos actually got one rather than people who 'heard' things and think they know it all.

So what if its had 2 clutch replacements? u obviously know nothing about cars or drive like a faggot because at 113,000 miles, the clutch is more than likely bound to need changing especially considering everyone besides my sis drives the car hard usually.

Maybe we got lucky and had a good one but since the OP is looking for opinions hed be better off listening to someone who has one over some overconfident cock.

so yeah to sum up for the OP...

- the cars been with us since new on sep 2001
- its done 113,000 miles and still used regularly
- its been hardly looked after with only an oil service around every 15 months and had no full service since 4 years ago.
- its been driven hard most of the time (i use it for deliveries)
- had few minor problems but can be expected considering its condition and milege

buts overall its an excellent run around thats really good mpg too.
#14
Excellent communications skills.

I still need to make a point: your single experience with a single car does not mean it is reliable or unreliable. It means nothing except as a larger dataset. This is a case where first hand experience is far worse than stepping back and looking at the bigger picture. Alas, I don't think you care.

Needing 2 clutch replacements after 113,000 miles is normal for a 1.4 small car? Don't make me laugh, 1 replaceement yes, not 2.

Lion_Man
Since when did u come to the conclusion i dont drive it? just because i said it was sisters? of course i drive it ***hole hence why i said it still runs smooth. And yes im basing the model of a car because i have FIRST HAND experience on one, i think the OP would rather hear a view on the car whos actually got one rather than people who 'heard' things and think they know it all.

So what if its had 2 clutch replacements? u obviously know nothing about cars or drive like a faggot because at 113,000 miles, the clutch is more than likely bound to need changing especially considering everyone besides my sis drives the car hard usually.

Maybe we got lucky and had a good one but since the OP is looking for opinions hed be better off listening to someone who has one over some overconfident cock.

so yeah to sum up for the OP...

- the cars been with us since new on sep 2001
- its done 113,000 miles and still used regularly
- its been hardly looked after with only an oil service around every 15 months and had no full service since 4 years ago.
- its been driven hard most of the time (i use it for deliveries)
- had few minor problems but can be expected considering its condition and milege

buts overall its an excellent run around thats really good mpg too.
#15
pghstochaj
Excellent communications skills.

I still need to make a point: your single experience with a single car does not mean it is reliable or unreliable. It means nothing except as a larger dataset. This is a case where first hand experience is far worse than stepping back and looking at the bigger picture. Alas, I don't think you care.

Needing 2 clutch replacements after 113,000 miles is normal for a 1.4 small car? Don't make me laugh, 1 replaceement yes, not 2.


Dude if im buying a car then id much rather hear it from someone who has one over some one who's heard things about it.
Yes, looking at the larger picture is nice and all but unless you people have actually had one or known someone with one then your opinion is bull****.

If everyone stepped back and looked at the bigger picture then hardly anyone would be buying cars....go to any car forum and you'll always find problems with certain cars, does that mean you should stay away???
Majority of people in the BMW forums complain of problems with the e9x 320d yet i know 4 different people with one and had ZERO problems...so by your logic if i was interested in buying it, rather than listen to those 4 people, i should sit back and look at the bigger picture thus end up not buying it because internet fags say not to? LOL!

And yes 2 clutch replacements ISNT a big deal, the first was around 60k and other was recent...... this does in no way indicate how reliable a car is or not.
Any manual car can have any number of clutch replacements, it all depends on how you drive it so dont try and act you know everything about cars because you know **** all and that statement of yours proves it.
#16
pghstochaj;8227053
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Lion_Man;8233017
Dude if im buying a car.....


Hey Rods - Seriously both of you know nothing about cars

Its all about the golfs and civics

my car has neber needed a clutch replacement because its just to awesim

cam belt doesnt need changing too because its better than a poxy 330i

so in ur face rods, both of you need to get a life and fight it out in the streets not on online forums.

LMAONADE! :w00t:
#17
Boom123
Hey Rods - Seriously both of you know nothing about cars

Its all about the golfs and civics

my car has neber needed a clutch replacement because its just to awesim

cam belt doesnt need changing too because its better than a poxy 330i

so in ur face rods, both of you need to get a life and fight it out in the streets not on online forums.

LMAONADE! :w00t:


well u havent your car long enough plus u drive like a granny in a wheel chair hahleg. Oh and if i remember right didnt your car break down like dog? it didnt even go in reverse n smellt like ass when heaters on then agen u smell like simes ass anyway.
your cam belt already went on your golf u rat, rond told meh and ur civics milege too low for one needing change but dont worri rod theres plenty of time left to go HORSE riding, just make sure u book a HORSE beforehand. you wanted to be left without a HORSE now would u?

edit: 1152 posts!!!?? horse almighty now i know what u do all day besides fifa, sime fap and horse riding
#18
Lion_Man;8259558
well u havent your car long enough plus u drive like a granny in a wheel chair hahleg. Oh and if i remember right didnt your car break down like dog? it didnt even go in reverse n smellt like ass when heaters on then agen u smell like simes ass anyway.
your cam belt already went on your golf u rat, rond told meh and ur civics milege too low for one needing change but dont worri rod theres plenty of time left to go HORSE riding, just make sure u book a HORSE beforehand. you wanted to be left without a HORSE now would u?

edit: 1152 posts!!!?? horse almighty now i know what u do all day besides fifa, sime fap and horse riding


where move the hill
1 Like #19
Boom123
where move the hill


too bad no reach for you!
#20
Lion_Man;8274481
too bad no reach for you!


and why is that?
I has ODST rod

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