Volkswagen Polo Hatchback 1994

This generation of Volkswagen Polo has been produced from October, 1994 to November, 1999. We can provide information about 11 modifications of this generation. The car has been produced only with front wheel drive.

This Volkswagen (VW) is available with six petrol engines with displacement from 1.0 to 1.6 litres and power of from 45 to 100 horsepower un one diesel engine with displacement 1.9 litres and power of 64 HP.
The car is available with both manual (9 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 5.9 to 8.6 litres per 100km, whereas for diesel engine - from 4.7 to 5.6 litres per 100km. The most economical Volkswagen Polo petrol engine version is Volkswagen Polo 1.0, consuming 5.9 litres per 100km. While the most economical Volkswagen Polo diesel - Volkswagen Polo 1.9 SDI for 100 kilometers consumes 4.7 liters of diesel.

Volkswagen Polo hatchback CO2 emissions for petrol engine are from 142 to 206 grams per kilometer, whereas for diesel engine - from 157 to 160 grams per kilometer. From Volkswagen Polo with petrol engines the lowest CO2 emissions has Volkswagen Polo 1.0 which produces an average of 142 grams of CO2 per kilometer. In turn, from the Volkswagen Polo diesels least CO2 distributes Volkswagen Polo 1.9 SDI - 157 grams per km.

The best acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h - 10.5 seconds has Volkswagen Polo 1.4 16V version, conversely the tardiest one is Volkswagen Polo 1.0 reaching this speed only in 21.4 seconds.

Lenght of Volkswagen Polo is 372 cm, it is small car. Volkswagen Polo gross weight is from 650 to 800 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 750 $. According to user reviews, average Volkswagen Polo repair costs are 20 $ per year. Users calculated Volkswagen Polo cost of ownership for this generation, got average 1700 € cost per year and 0.27 € cost per one kilometer. Fuel costs were estimated at around 46%, 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.

In user reviews Volkswagen Polo received average grade 7.4 (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. All authors of reviews would recommend Volkswagen Polo to the friend.

Volkswagen Polo modifications

Modification Engine Power Fuel cons. Gearbox
Volkswagen Polo 1.0 Jan 1995 — Oct 1996 1.0 Petrol 45 HP 6.6 l/100km Manual (5 gears)
Volkswagen Polo 1.0 Oct 1996 — Nov 1999 1.0 Petrol 50 HP 5.9 l/100km Manual (5 gears)
Volkswagen Polo 1.3 Oct 1994 — Aug 1995 1.3 Petrol 55 HP 6.5 l/100km Manual (5 gears)
Volkswagen Polo 1.4 Aug 1995 — Nov 1999 1.4 Petrol 60 HP 6.5 l/100km Manual (5 gears)
Volkswagen Polo 1.4 Mar 1996 — Nov 1999 1.4 Petrol 60 HP 8 l/100km Automatic (4 gears)
Volkswagen Polo 1.4 16V Jan 1997 — Nov 1999 1.4 Petrol 100 HP 6.9 l/100km Manual (5 gears)
Volkswagen Polo 1.6 Oct 1994 — Aug 1995 1.6 Petrol 75 HP 7 l/100km Manual (5 gears)
Volkswagen Polo 1.6 Aug 1995 — Nov 1999 1.6 Petrol 75 HP 7.1 l/100km Manual (5 gears)
Volkswagen Polo 1.6 Jan 1996 — Nov 1999 1.6 Petrol 75 HP 8.6 l/100km Automatic (4 gears)
Volkswagen Polo 1.9 D Aug 1995 — Nov 1999 1.9 Diesel 64 HP 5.6 l/100km Manual (5 gears)
Volkswagen Polo 1.9 SDI Jan 1997 — Nov 1999 1.9 Diesel 64 HP 4.7 l/100km Manual (5 gears)

Volkswagen Polo safety

During safety testing Volkswagen Polo has obtained 3 stars from five, which means average safety level.
Adults (driver and passenger) safety of Volkswagen Polo is evaluated with three stars, and for pedestrian protection Volkswagen Polo got one star.

Volkswagen Polo prices

Volkswagen Polo 1994 - 1999 hatchback price in Latvia is from 440 $ to 1400 $.
Comparing to analogical vehicles Volkswagen Polo price is below average - Volkswagen Polo is approximately for 10 percents cheaper then average hatchbacks of this age (compare hatchbacks 1994 - 1999 prices). Despite of relatively low price Volkswagen Polo quality is above average (see below), so this Volkswagen (VW) can be a good buy.

YearLowestAverageHighestAvailability
Volkswagen Polo 1999 price 440 $ 800 $ 1400 $
Volkswagen Polo 1998 price 800 $ 900 $ 1100 $
Volkswagen Polo 1997 price 440 $ 900 $ 1200 $
Volkswagen Polo 1996 price 440 $ 440 $ 550 $
Volkswagen Polo 1995 price 440 $ 800 $ 1200 $
Volkswagen Polo 1994 price 550 $ 650 $ 900 $

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Volkswagen Polo reliability and quality

According to yearly reports of German vehicle inspection service (TÜV) Volkswagen Polo quality is entirely high. In the roadworthiness tests carried out in 2011, deffects were detected in an average of only 19.1 percent of Volkswagen Polo of this generation.

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Volkswagen Polo hatchback features (options)

Percentage of Volkswagen Polo with corresponding feature (option)

Adjustable steering wheel
56%
Metallic paint
34%
Sunroof
26%
Conditioning
24%

Volkswagen Polo hatchback photo images

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Volkswagen Polo reviews

Total 20 Volkswagen Polo owner reviews

Volkswagen Polo 1998 Hatchback Diesel 1.9 litres, Manual gearbox
Purchase year:2007 (age of car 9 years) Owned for:120`000 kilometers (9 years)
Average fuel consumption: 6.5 litres per 100km (70% urban driving)
Total cost of repairs: 438.45 $ (~ 48 $ per year)
Total car rating:
9/10
Review - positive and negative sides
   male, age 39
Volkswagen Polo 1995 Hatchback Petrol 1.3 litres, Manual gearbox
Purchase year:2004 (age of car 9 years) Owned for:130`000 kilometers (12 years)
Average fuel consumption: 6.0 litres per 100km (50% urban driving)
Total cost of repairs: 94.35 $ (~ 7 $ per year)
Total car rating:
9/10
Review - positive and negative sides
   female, age 30
Volkswagen Polo 1996 Hatchback Petrol 1.4 litres, Manual gearbox
Purchase year:2017 (age of car 21 year) Owned for:22`000 kilometers (1 year)
Average fuel consumption: 5.0 litres per 100km (10% urban driving)
Total cost of repairs: 366.3 $ (~ 366 $ per year)
Total car rating:
9/10
Review - positive and negative sides
   male, age 45
Volkswagen Polo 1998 Estate car/wagon Petrol 1.4 litres, Manual gearbox
Purchase year:2012 (age of car 14 years) Owned for:40`000 kilometers (4 years)
Average fuel consumption: 5.8 litres per 100km (10% urban driving)
Total cost of repairs: 124.32 $ (~ 31 $ per year)
Total car rating:
6/10
Review - positive and negative sides
   male, age 54
Volkswagen Polo 1998 Estate car/wagon Diesel 1.8 litres, Manual gearbox
Purchase year:2006 (age of car 8 years) Owned for:85`000 kilometers (10 years)
Average fuel consumption: 4.8 litres per 100km (30% urban driving)
Total cost of repairs: 99.9 $ (~ 9 $ per year)
Total car rating:
7/10
   male
Volkswagen Polo 1999 Hatchback Petrol 1.4 litres, Manual gearbox
Purchase year:2009 (age of car 10 years) Owned for:20`000 kilometers (7 years)
Average fuel consumption: 6.0 litres per 100km (100% urban driving)
Total cost of repairs: 160.95 $ (~ 22 $ per year)
Total car rating:
6/10
   male
Volkswagen Polo 1996 Coupe Diesel 1.9 litres, Manual gearbox
Purchase year:2019 (age of car 23 years) Owned for:7`000 kilometers (0 years)
Average fuel consumption: 7.0 litres per 100km (20% urban driving)
Total cost of repairs: 925.74 $
Total car rating:
6/10
   male, age 34
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