Volkswagen Polo 1999 Hatchback

This generation of Volkswagen Polo has been produced from November, 1999 to December, 2001. We can provide information about 10 modifications of this generation. The car has been produced only with front wheel drive.

This Volkswagen (VW) is available with five petrol engines with displacement from 1.0 to 1.6 litres and power of from 50 to 125 horsepower un two diesel engines with displacement from 1.4 to 1.9 litres and power of from 64 to 75 horsepower.
The car is available with both manual (8 versions), as well as automatic (2 versions) gearbox.

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Volkswagen Polo 1999 hatchback average fuel consumption in combined cycle for petrol engine is from 5.7 to 7.5 litres per 100km, whereas for diesel engine - from 4.4 to 5.7 litres per 100km. The most fuel efficient Volkswagen Polo 1999 hatchback petrol engine version is Volkswagen Polo 1.0, consuming 5.7 litres per 100km. While the most fuel efficient Volkswagen Polo 1999 hatchback diesel - Volkswagen Polo 1.4 TDI for 100 kilometers consumes 4.4 liters of diesel.
According to user reviews, Volkswagen Polo real-world fuel consumption is on average about approximately for 10 percents higher as the manufacturer's claimed fuel economy (on average +10% for petrol engines and the same for diesel engines). For a more detailed actual fuel economy of each model, select a specific Volkswagen Polo modification.

Volkswagen Polo 1999 hatchback CO2 emissions for petrol engine are from 137 to 180 grams per kilometer, whereas for diesel engine - from 119 to 154 grams per kilometer. From Volkswagen Polo with petrol engines the lowest CO2 emissions has Volkswagen Polo 1.0 which produces an average of 137 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 - 8.7 seconds has Volkswagen Polo 1.6 16V GTI version, conversely the tardiest one is Volkswagen Polo 1.0 reaching this speed only in 18.4 seconds. The maximum top speed is 205 km/h for the 1.6 petrol 4-cylinder 125 hp version (Volkswagen Polo 1.6 16V GTI).

Lenght of Volkswagen Polo is 374 cm, it is small car. Volkswagen Polo gross weight is from 1375 to 1500 kg (depending on modification), this car is about 5 percent heavier than the average for this age and class of vehicles. Volkswagen Polo trunk space is 245 litres, by folding down all rear seats boot capacity can be increased to 975 litres.

This Volkswagen (VW) is in average price group - it can be purchased (in Latvia) for around 900 €. According to user reviews, average Volkswagen Polo repair costs are 20 € per year. Users calculated Volkswagen Polo 1999 cost of ownership for this generation, got average 1600 € cost per year and 0.16 € cost per one kilometer. Fuel costs were estimated at around 54%, while repair and maintenance costs - around 30% 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.

Volkswagen Polo modifications

Modification Engine Power Consumption Gearbox
Volkswagen Polo 1999 1.0

Most fuel efficient petrol version

1.0 Petrol 50 HP 5.7 l/100km Manual (5)
Volkswagen Polo 1999 1.4 1.4 Petrol 60 HP 6.1 l/100km Manual (5)
Volkswagen Polo 1999 1.4 Automatic 1.4 Petrol 60 HP 7.5 l/100km Automatic (4)
Volkswagen Polo 1999 1.4 16V 75 Hp 1.4 Petrol 75 HP 6.2 l/100km Manual (5)
Volkswagen Polo 1999 1.4 16V 75 Hp Automatic 1.4 Petrol 75 HP 7.5 l/100km Automatic (4)
Volkswagen Polo 1999 1.4 16V 100 Hp 1.4 Petrol 100 HP 6.7 l/100km Manual (5)
Volkswagen Polo 1999 1.4 TDI

Most powerfull diesel version (75 HP)
Most fuel efficient diesel version

1.4 Diesel 75 HP 4.4 l/100km Manual (5)
Volkswagen Polo 1999 1.6 16V GTI

Most dynamic version - 100 km/h in 8.7 seconds

1.6 Petrol 125 HP 7.1 l/100km Manual (5)
Volkswagen Polo 1999 1.9 D Nov 1999 — Mai 2000

Most fuel efficient diesel version by real consumption

1.9 Diesel 64 HP 5.7 l/100km Manual (5)
Volkswagen Polo 1999 1.9 SDI

Most fuel efficient diesel version by real consumption

1.9 Diesel 64 HP 4.7 l/100km Manual (5)

Volkswagen Polo safety

During safety testing Volkswagen Polo has obtained 4 stars from five, which means good safety level.
Adults (driver and passenger) safety of Volkswagen Polo is evaluated with four stars, and for pedestrian protection Volkswagen Polo got two stars.

Volkswagen Polo prices

Volkswagen Polo 1999 - 2001 hatchback price in Latvia is from 400 € to 1500 €.
Comparing to analogical vehicles Volkswagen Polo price is below average (compare hatchbacks 1999 - 2001 prices).

YearLowestAverageHighestAvailability
Volkswagen Polo 2001 price 400 € 900 € 1500 €
Volkswagen Polo 1999 price 700 € 900 € 1100 €

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Volkswagen Polo reliability and quality

According to yearly reports of vehicle inspection service Volkswagen Polo reliability is above average. In the roadworthiness tests in 2013 defects were detected in an average of 24.8 percent of Volkswagen Polo of this generation (on average 13 years old at the time of inspection). The average failure rate for a vehicles of the same age was 27.6%.

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Volkswagen Polo 1999 hatchback features (options)

Percentage of Volkswagen Polo with corresponding feature (option)

Metallic paint
51%
Adjustable steering wheel
46%
Conditioning
39%
Climate control
13%

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Volkswagen Polo reviews

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Volkswagen Polo 1999 Hatchback Petrol 1 litres, Manual gearbox
Purchase year:2009 age of car 10 years)Owned for20`000 kilometers (7 years)
Average fuel consumption:6.0 litres per 100km (100% urban driving)
Total car rating:
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