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VW Polo Engine Fault: repair or buy another car?

Home Forums Technical Discussions VW Polo Engine Fault: repair or buy another car?

This topic contains 1 reply, has 1 voice, and was last updated by Stuart Masson Stuart Masson 3 years, 11 months ago.

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    Hi there,

    My VW polo 1.4 SE 2009 (mileage 25975) broke down 2 weeks ago. The engine suddenly switched itself off while waiting at the traffic lights. I ignited the engine again a couple of minutes later, drove 100metres and the engine switched itself off again.
    I brought it to the VW dealer for repair. The technician said it cost £1943 to fix it. 12 hours labour work, replacing the engines valves, striping the engine for proper clean, then rebuilding the engine.
    It is only 6 years old with reasonably low mileage. Is it worth fixing the car or buying another car?

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    Stuart Masson
    Stuart Masson

    That is certainly an expensive problem. You should probably get another quote from a non-VW dealer to compare it before making your decision.

    Even at nearly £2,000, a repair will still be cheaper than buying a similar car – especially if the rest of the car is in good condition.

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