A fun fact about this generation Polo: this was the first one available as BlueMotion. Not just Polo BlueMotion, but Volkswagen as a whole. This set the tone. It’s more economical, which you know by heart by now. This is the 5th generation Polo. Volkswagen isn’t very clear with counting. Facelifts like this one are called a new generation, even though they’re not. The facelift has the internal code name 9N3. It was built from 2001 (not yet facelifted) until 2009. There was a CrossPolo as well and fun versions such as the Polo GTI. Engines start at 3-cylinders and go up to a GTI with 178 hp. There is also a 1.9 TDI with 128 hp. We don’t see it in the Netherlands, but they do exist. ENGINES gasoline, diesel There are plenty of Polos of every generation, including this one, for sale on Marktplaats. Over 1,000 Polos of this generation are for sale.Prices for a well-used Polo start at 1,250-1,500 euros. That would be over 300,000 km (186,000 miles) on the clock. The most expensive cars are CrossPolos with automatic transmission for 10,000 euros. It’s easy to find a nice Polo of this generation for 2,000-3,000 euros. PRICES minimum, maximum For this type of car, especially considering its age, it’s important to check the maintenance history. Timing chains and belts that needed replacing and if they have been on time. Look at the whole picture. These cars aren’t expensive, so people can save on the maintenance. Those cars can be fine, but very bad as well. That is an important thing to check. The base model 3-cylinder engines don’t make the car fly.They go high in rpm, so it’s not that bad, but do try a 4-cylinder or a more powerful 3-cylinder engine. An important weak spot: creaking sounds from the front are the front wishbone bushings. Those die. You can replace them by those of the Audi A2 and Ibiza Cupra, which are sturdier and last a bit longer. The 1.2 3-cylinder engines can have problems with the EGR valve. You get an error on the dashboard and loss of power. This means it needs replacing.The 1.2 3-cylinder engine has a timing chain that can stretch. The chain tensioners don’t work right. It skips a shackle, causing the engine to run irregularly. If this is getting too extreme, the engine is destroyed. It’s something to keep an eye on, just like when the timing chain last had maintenance. That is a more expensive service, so people like to skip it. If it breaks, the engine is damaged even more. This
happens sometimes. Please, keep an eye on this. If you hear a humming sound when steering and you see the lights dim… The Polo can have an electrical problem; a corroded ground connection. The humming and sometimes heavy steering is a problem with the power steering. It can be a broken sensor. Let me check its number. A broken steering angle sensor; G250. You’ll see strange things such as loss of electricity because the power steering pump takes too much. Rust isn’t really a problem with this type of car, but it can rust underneath the window and door seals. You could check that. Another thing: check if the floor mats are dry.Polos can leak sometimes. One final thing: if it has the original factory radio, check the display. It can fade and become illegible. You won’t know which radio station you’re listening to. We found this silver Polo at Pon Dealer Barneveld. It has few miles on the clock for its age and looks like new. THIS CAR If you’re looking for a second-hand car and want our help, or if your company has a nice car for sale for which we may shoot a video, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org Subtitles – Maru’s Text Support .