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dares
post Mar 31 2017, 04:20 AM

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I assume you are talking about the Polo hatchback. My family has the 1.6 Polo Sedan which has the same engine and gearbox. one year on, so far the car has been quite reliable (other than a faulty fuel gauge), if a bit pricey to service.
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post Mar 31 2017, 10:35 AM

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If it's the Polo Hatchback, I dislike the fact that it is stripped down in terms of safety.

2 airbags with no ESC.
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post Mar 31 2017, 12:08 PM

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QUOTE(raafimatin @ Mar 31 2017, 12:05 PM)
Yes talking about the hatchback. So how pricy is it to service when compared to a Vios or City or even a Mazda 2?
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My house mia was RM550+ for the first 15k km/12 months. Next service at 30k km/24 months was told to expect RM700-800 due to spark plug replacement.
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post Mar 31 2017, 12:37 PM

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QUOTE(raafimatin @ Mar 31 2017, 12:10 PM)
Wow that is very expensive to be honest. So what other car do you recommend around this budget?
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Honda Jazz E spec, Honda City S spec or Vios J spec with discounts.

If mau something more rare, KIA Rio.

QUOTE(lsm1991 @ Mar 31 2017, 12:19 PM)
700-800 just for sparkplugs!? 1 cylinder 4 sparkplugs ka!?
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Spark plugs are RM200++. Don't ask me why so expensive, it's even more expensive than it's TSI siblings.

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post Mar 31 2017, 04:29 PM

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QUOTE(Daniel John @ Mar 31 2017, 04:06 PM)
just to give a heads up

don ever try to service outside and being a cheapskate...because u need officially to be within VW service record to claim anything...

within our VW enthusiast already facing this issue which he service outside and unable to claim warranty...
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I think that goes without saying, it's the same with every brand.
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post Mar 31 2017, 05:10 PM

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QUOTE(voscar @ Mar 31 2017, 04:42 PM)
30k service where got so cheap? Over 1k lar... Spark plug 55 bucks x4, air filter, and labour more as well...
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Hahahaha even worse.

I also dunno the SA told me mia.
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post Mar 31 2017, 05:11 PM

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QUOTE(Daniel John @ Mar 31 2017, 04:54 PM)
sorry to quote u...i should quote the TS to give him a heads up dont be too confident to service outside... tongue.gif
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post Mar 31 2017, 10:40 PM

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QUOTE(chuakz @ Mar 31 2017, 10:37 PM)
buy mazda 2 better
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At least 20k more expensive.
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post Apr 1 2017, 11:50 AM

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QUOTE(raafimatin @ Apr 1 2017, 12:06 AM)
Even if it's 20k more expensive, is it still cheaper to maintain and fun to drive than the polo, vios, city or jazz?
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In my brief test drive....I feel that it's more fun....better handling, better engine + gearbox, and better interior quality.

Not sure about the maintenance, I guess it is similiar to the other Sushis. But I do know the battery costs twice as much as a normal battery due to the i-stop system.

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post Apr 12 2017, 08:36 AM

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QUOTE(jacobngen87 @ Apr 12 2017, 07:42 AM)
My friend owns the polo and he told me each service costs around RM1k and I'm like wtffffffffff

And major service is around 2-4K each time

So I'll stay away hahahahahahaha
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already got forumer post his service receipts above.

So either your or your friend is lying.
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post Dec 7 2018, 10:29 AM

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QUOTE(kluseng @ Dec 7 2018, 08:51 AM)
There is no advantage buying a Polo compared to a B segment Jap car like City or Vios unless you just want the badge. The Polo is not better to drive, no advantage in fuel economy, it is less reliable, more expensive parts and higher servicing cost. At the end of the day its second hand value is much worse. The Polo is just for badge snobs. Period.
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My family have the Polo 1.6, Vios, City and Jazz. The difference in handling, steering and high speed composure is very obvious, not to mention the fit and finish is a league above especially compared to Honda.

If you just want a A-B car to putter along for your commute, any B-segment will do. But if you are looking for a bit of fun on the curvy segments in your daily routes, you might find yourself having a better experience in the Polo. The chassis is just that much better.

Of course, there are also downsides like the tin milo roof, some issues with parts durability and of course, VW aftersales.

 

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