Volkswagen Polo Estate car / wagon 1997

This generation of Volkswagen Polo has been produced from August, 1997 to May, 2000. We can provide information about 5 modifications of this generation. The car has been produced only with front wheel drive.

This Volkswagen (VW) is available with three petrol engines with displacement from 1.4 to 1.6 litres and power of from 60 to 100 horsepower un one diesel engine with displacement 1.9 litres and power of 64 HP.
The car is available with both manual (4 versions), as well as automatic (1 version) gearbox.

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Volkswagen Polo estate car average fuel consumption in combined cycle for petrol engine is from 6.8 to 9.1 litres per 100km, but for diesel engine - approximately 5.1 litres per 100km. The most economical Volkswagen Polo petrol engine version is Volkswagen Polo Variant 1.4, consuming 6.8 litres per 100km.

Volkswagen Polo estate car CO2 emissions for petrol engine are from 163 to 221 grams per kilometer, but for diesel engine - approximately 152 grams per kilometer. From Volkswagen Polo with petrol engines the lowest CO2 emissions has Volkswagen Polo Variant 1.4 which produces an average of 163 grams of CO2 per kilometer.

The best acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h - 10.9 seconds has Volkswagen Polo Variant 1.6 version, conversely the tardiest one is Volkswagen Polo Variant 1.9 SDI reaching this speed only in 16.9 seconds.

Lenght of Volkswagen Polo is 414 cm, it is medium size car. Volkswagen Polo gross weight is from 800 to 1000 kg (depending on modification), which is about 25 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 800 €. According to user reviews, average Volkswagen Polo repair costs are 30 € per year. Users calculated Volkswagen Polo cost of ownership for this generation, got average 1700 € cost per year and 0.23 € cost per one kilometer. Fuel costs were estimated at around 49%, while repair and maintenance costs - around 31% 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 7.0 (from 10) which is lower than average mark for similar aged cars (7.6). 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 Variant 1.4 Aug 1997 — Mai 2000 1.4 Petrol 60 HP 6.8 l/100km Manual (5 gears)
Volkswagen Polo Variant 1.6 Aug 1997 — Mai 2000 1.6 Petrol 75 HP 7.2 l/100km Manual (5 gears)
Volkswagen Polo Variant 1.6 Jan 1998 — Mai 2000 1.6 Petrol 100 HP 7.9 l/100km Manual (5 gears)
Volkswagen Polo Variant 1.6 Aug 1998 — Mai 2000 1.6 Petrol 100 HP 9.1 l/100km Automatic (4 gears)
Volkswagen Polo Variant 1.9 SDI Aug 1997 — Mai 2000 1.9 Diesel 64 HP 5.1 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 1997 - 2000 estate car price in Latvia is from 400 € to 1300 €.
Comparing to analogical vehicles Volkswagen Polo price is average - Volkswagen Polo is approximately for 15 percents cheaper then average estate cars of this age (compare estate cars 1997 - 2000 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 2000 price 400 € 600 € 1000 €
Volkswagen Polo 1999 price 700 € 900 € 1200 €
Volkswagen Polo 1998 price 500 € 800 € 1300 €
Volkswagen Polo 1997 price 700 € 800 € 900 €

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Volkswagen Polo reliability and quality

According to yearly reports of German vehicle inspection service (TÜV) Volkswagen Polo quality is good. In the roadworthiness tests carried out in 2012, deffects were detected in an average of only 22.4 percent of Volkswagen Polo of this generation.

Volkswagen Polo reliability and quality

Volkswagen Polo estate car features (options)

Percentage of Volkswagen Polo with corresponding feature (option)

Adjustable steering wheel
65%
Roof bars (railings)
52%
Sunroof
29%
Metallic paint
28%
Conditioning
23%

Volkswagen Polo estate car photo images

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Volkswagen Polo reviews

Total 21 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: 395 € (~ 43 € per year)
Total car rating:
9/10
Review - positive and negative sides
   male, age 39
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: 112 € (~ 28 € 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: 90 € (~ 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: 145 € (~ 20 € per year)
Total car rating:
6/10
   male
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