This generation of Volkswagen Polo has been produced from May, 2005 to January, 2009. We can provide information about 14 modifications of this generation. The car has been produced only with front wheel drive.

This Volkswagen (VW) is available with eight petrol engines with displacement from 1.2 to 1.8 litres and power of from 55 to 150 horsepower un four diesel engines with displacement from 1.4 to 1.9 litres and power of from 70 to 130 horsepower.
The car is available with both manual (12 versions), as well as automatic (2 versions) gearbox.

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Volkswagen Polo hatchback average fuel consumption in combined cycle for petrol engine is from 5.8 to 7.8 litres per 100km, whereas for diesel engine - from 4.4 to 5.2 litres per 100km. The most economical Volkswagen Polo petrol engine version is Volkswagen Polo 1.2, consuming 5.8 litres per 100km. While the most economical Volkswagen Polo diesel - Volkswagen Polo 1.4 TDI for 100 kilometers consumes 4.4 liters of diesel.

Volkswagen Polo hatchback CO2 emissions for petrol engine are from 139 to 187 grams per kilometer, whereas for diesel engine - from 119 to 140 grams per kilometer. From Volkswagen Polo with petrol engines the lowest CO2 emissions has Volkswagen Polo 1.2 which produces an average of 139 grams of CO2 per kilometer. In turn, from the Volkswagen Polo diesels least CO2 distributes Volkswagen Polo 1.4 TDI - 119 grams per km.

The best acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h - 8.2 seconds has Volkswagen Polo 1.8 Turbo GTI version, conversely the tardiest one is Volkswagen Polo 1.2 reaching this speed only in 17.5 seconds.

Lenght of Volkswagen Polo is 392 cm, it is small car. Volkswagen Polo gross weight is from 700 to 1200 kg (depending on modification), which is about 30 percent lighter than the average for this age and class.

This Volkswagen (VW) is in average price group - it can be purchased (in Latvia) for around 2600 $. According to user reviews, average Volkswagen Polo repair costs are 100 $ per year. Users calculated Volkswagen Polo cost of ownership for this generation, got average 1900 € cost per year and 0.19 € cost per one kilometer. Fuel costs were estimated at around 54%, while repair and maintenance costs - around 28% from total. We have an excellent car cost calculator, calculate ownership costs of Volkswagen Polo for your situation and driving habits here! Below you will find more detailed information about Volkswagen Polo prices and costs.

In user reviews Volkswagen Polo received average grade 8.3 (from 10) it corresponds to average rate for cars of this age. Ratings are quite controversial, both positive and not so good, read more in the reviews below. 75% of reviewers would recommend this car to the friend.

Volkswagen Polo modifications

Modification Engine Power Fuel cons. Gearbox
Volkswagen Polo 1.2 Mai 2005 — Jan 2009 1.2 Petrol 55 HP 5.8 l/100km Manual (5 gears)
Volkswagen Polo 1.2 12V Mai 2005 — Jan 2009 1.2 Petrol 65 HP 5.9 l/100km Manual (5 gears)
Volkswagen Polo 1.4 16V Mai 2005 — Jun 2006 1.4 Petrol 75 HP 6.4 l/100km Manual (5 gears)
Volkswagen Polo 1.4 16V Mai 2005 — Jun 2006 1.4 Petrol 100 HP 6.6 l/100km Manual (5 gears)
Volkswagen Polo 1.4 16V Mai 2005 — Jan 2009 1.4 Petrol 75 HP 7.4 l/100km Automatic (4 gears)
Volkswagen Polo 1.4 16V FSI Mai 2005 — Jun 2006 1.4 Petrol 85 HP 5.8 l/100km Manual (5 gears)
Volkswagen Polo 1.4 16V Jun 2006 — Jan 2009 1.4 Petrol 80 HP 6.4 l/100km Manual (5 gears)
Volkswagen Polo 1.4 TDI Mai 2005 — Jan 2009 1.4 Diesel 70 HP 4.5 l/100km Manual (5 gears)
Volkswagen Polo 1.4 TDI Mai 2005 — Jan 2009 1.4 Diesel 80 HP 4.4 l/100km Manual (5 gears)
Volkswagen Polo 1.6 16V Jun 2006 — Jan 2009 1.6 Petrol 105 HP 6.9 l/100km Manual (5 gears)
Volkswagen Polo 1.6 16V Jul 2006 — Jan 2009 1.6 Petrol 105 HP 7.4 l/100km Automatic (6 gears)
Volkswagen Polo 1.8 Turbo GTI Mar 2006 — Jan 2009 1.8 Petrol 150 HP 7.8 l/100km Manual (5 gears)
Volkswagen Polo 1.9 TDI Mai 2005 — Jan 2009 1.9 Diesel 100 HP 4.9 l/100km Manual (5 gears)
Volkswagen Polo 1.9 TDI Mai 2005 — Jan 2009 1.9 Diesel 130 HP 5.2 l/100km Manual (6 gears)

Volkswagen Polo prices

Volkswagen Polo 2005 - 2009 hatchback price in Latvia is from 1400 $ to 3900 $.
Comparing to analogical vehicles Volkswagen Polo price is above average - Volkswagen Polo is approximately for 17 percents more expensive then average hatchbacks of this age (compare hatchbacks 2005 - 2009 prices). Despite of price above average Volkswagen Polo quality is not so good (see below), so this Volkswagen (VW) may not be the best choice for this price.

YearLowestAverageHighestAvailability
Volkswagen Polo 2008 price 2000 $ 2900 $ 3900 $
Volkswagen Polo 2007 price 2100 $ 2800 $ 3600 $
Volkswagen Polo 2006 price 1400 $ 2300 $ 3000 $
Volkswagen Polo 2005 price 1800 $ 2600 $ 3100 $

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Volkswagen Polo quality

production year from 2005 to 2009

According to yearly reports of German vehicle inspection service (TÜV) Volkswagen Polo quality is little below average.
During regular inspections failures are found for approximately 17.3 percents of Volkswagen Polo.

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Year of inspection Age of car Failures found %
/ average for same age cars
Place in rating
Volkswagen Polo 2009
2021 12 years 25.4% / 25.01% 56. from 100
2020 11 years 29.8% / 29.51% 51. from 99
2019 10 years 21.6% / 22.53% 56. from 111
2018 9 years 22.4% / 21.77% 67. from 107
2017 8 years 14.9% / 15.20% 60. from 117
2016 7 years 22.2% / 19.10% 85. from 116
2015 6 years 6.5% / 13.90% 3. from 125
2014 5 years 18.4% / 14.80% 96. from 122
2013 4 years 2.2% / 6.20% 1. from 132
2012 3 years 7.0% / 5.90% 90. from 129
2011 2 years 6.1% / 5.50% 85. from 132
Volkswagen Polo 2008
2020 12 years 29.8% / 29.51% 51. from 99
2019 11 years 29.0% / 28.39% 54. from 96
2018 10 years 22.4% / 21.77% 67. from 107
2017 9 years 23.3% / 20.90% 71. from 106
2016 8 years 22.2% / 19.10% 85. from 116
2015 7 years 23.9% / 20.10% 83. from 111
2014 6 years 18.4% / 14.80% 96. from 122
2013 5 years 13.0% / 10.80% 88. from 121
2012 4 years 7.0% / 5.90% 90. from 129
2011 3 years 6.1% / 5.50% 85. from 132
2010 2 years 5.1% / 5.10% 67. from 131
Volkswagen Polo 2007
2019 12 years 29.0% / 28.39% 54. from 96
2018 11 years 28.9% / 26.89% 59. from 93
2017 10 years 23.3% / 20.90% 71. from 106
2016 9 years 28.0% / 24.90% 71. from 102
2015 8 years 23.9% / 20.10% 83. from 111
2014 7 years 25.0% / 21.80% 80. from 113
2013 6 years 13.0% / 10.80% 88. from 121
2012 5 years 11.3% / 10.30% 79. from 122
2011 4 years 6.1% / 5.50% 85. from 132
2010 3 years 5.1% / 5.10% 67. from 131
2009 2 years 5.1% / 5.00% 67. from 117
Volkswagen Polo 2006
2018 12 years 28.9% / 26.89% 59. from 93
2017 11 years 30.5% / 27.10% 60. from 86
2016 10 years 28.0% / 24.90% 71. from 102
2015 9 years 30.3% / 26.80% 66. from 95
2014 8 years 25.0% / 21.80% 80. from 113
2013 7 years 21.0% / 17.20% 85. from 107
2012 6 years 11.3% / 10.30% 79. from 122
2011 5 years 12.6% / 10.40% 86. from 120
2010 4 years 5.1% / 5.10% 67. from 131
2009 3 years 5.1% / 5.00% 67. from 117
2008 2 years 4.8% / 4.80% 61. from 116
Volkswagen Polo 2005
2017 12 years 30.5% / 27.10% 60. from 86
2016 11 years 35.6% / 31.40% 66. from 89
2015 10 years 30.3% / 26.80% 66. from 95
2014 9 years 34.1% / 28.80% 76. from 95
2013 8 years 21.0% / 17.20% 85. from 107
2012 7 years 22.5% / 17.50% 84. from 107
2011 6 years 12.6% / 10.40% 86. from 120
2010 5 years 12.6% / 9.90% 94. from 123
2009 4 years 5.1% / 5.00% 67. from 117
2008 3 years 4.8% / 4.80% 61. from 116
2007 2 years 5.1% / 5.90% 41. from 113

Volkswagen Polo hatchback features (options)

Percentage of Volkswagen Polo with corresponding feature (option)

Conditioning
76%
Adjustable steering wheel
66%
Metallic paint
57%
Climate control
35%
Cruise control
16%
Heated seats
16%

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Volkswagen Polo reviews

Total 20 Volkswagen Polo owner reviews

Volkswagen Polo 2007 Hatchback Petrol 1.4 litres, Automatic gearbox
Purchase year:2015 (age of car 8 years) Owned for:90`000 kilometers (3 years)
Average fuel consumption: 7.5 litres per 100km (50% urban driving)
Total cost of repairs: 310.8 $ (~ 103 $ per year)
Total car rating:
10/10
Review - positive and negative sides
   female, age 50
Volkswagen Polo 2007 Hatchback Petrol 1.4 litres, Automatic gearbox
Purchase year:2015 (age of car 8 years) Owned for:20`000 kilometers (1 year)
Average fuel consumption: 7.0 litres per 100km (60% urban driving)
Total car rating:
9/10
   female, age 47
Volkswagen Polo 2007 Hatchback Petrol 1.4 litres, Automatic gearbox
Purchase year:2015 (age of car 8 years) Owned for:25`000 kilometers (1 year)
Average fuel consumption: 7.0 litres per 100km (60% urban driving)
Total car rating:
7/10
   female, age 47
Volkswagen Polo 2009 Hatchback Petrol 1.2 litres, Manual gearbox
Purchase year:2015 (age of car 6 years) Owned for:30`000 kilometers (4 years)
Average fuel consumption: 6.5 litres per 100km (50% urban driving)
Total car rating:
7/10
   female, age 50
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