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  1. s1105117

    1983 VW Polo "Spearmint"

    When I was a very small human (more commonly referred to as a baby i believe) my mum drove a white C-reg Polo, in-fact one of my earliest memories is of the interior of that car, as mum used to keep a stuffed toy in each corner to keep me amused. Then when I was a teenager I drove an H-reg Polo, which took part in the majority of my teenage memories that could involve a car. Fondly remembered by my friends and family and me I always regretted selling it (it needed work and I was off, belatedly, to college). Indeed here is 'Polly the Polo' for good measure a visit to the PC resto show (awesome show), well, I feel I need say nothing! I will be truly honest though the budget for a classic/retro lived firmly in the realms of thruppence ha'penney. However, look what I found! Snapped up from Okehapmton and brought up to Bristol, I have a Polo again! She was to be used as a spares car by the PO, but apart from swapping some bits over he never broke her! Well I think breaking her would be very uncool indeed, got to be a save available. The most basic spec, and a pretty early model at that she will be a very good little project me thinks. exactly what the Dr ordered. Permission was granted by the fiance providing the car was named "Spearmint". As she is stashed in a neighbours yard I havent had any tinkering time yet, but a quick appraisal reveals: NO recorded MOT, and a tax disc on the window reading date of expiry 31 August 1997. No front brakes (po swapped them over, not sure whats gone on there) She has been under a very acidic tree, the bonnet is shot. Engine turns, but will need a full going over Solid sills, arches and floors, no previous welding evident either 4 perished tyres (obviously!)and one wheel which is basically an octagon rust around the windscreen (not holed yet though) boot floor rusted through in the offside corner wiper motor in the foot-well smell of damp boot doesnt open (broken lock) Passenger window mech in bits (seems to be a common thing) someobdy has splashed white paint over the side bits of surface rust to the side and roof (what tree was this car under!?!) All in all though, eminently savable project. Will be a slow burner, as time space and funds allow, but looks brilliant to me. First job, find a more permanent storage. Hello Spearmint. Parts will be required peeps if you can hlp it will be appreciated! im sure i will be on the loo out for advice too.
  2. mevatd

    Everyday 6n (first car)

    Hello ! I recently bought my first car and this forum has inspired me to make my car be really mine (you know what I mean). The bad part: The car interior is very dirty The ceiling cloth has fallen Clutch is not sounding very well but it feels right. Central locking isn't working (I am the central locking system LOL) Exterior is totally destructed The good part: Front suspension feels new Rear speakers (clarion, they sound fine to me but I am not an expert) New 4 tires New battery The very first photo of the car First steps Clean the car interior Repair the ceiling cloth The steering wheel (it's pretty normal for Spain, the sun here burns everything) Maybe some new hubcaps I hope this car ends up as a tidy and robust everyday car. :)
  3. Vdubhill

    Newbie mk2 breadvan owner

    Hey people, Thought id join up and say hello after buying a polo86c breadvan unseen on fleabay for £600! Ive owned vw's for last 10 plus years polos,golf,t4,T5 but this is my first older vw. Drove car back home(30 miles) and already know the petrol tank needs replacing!
  4. Just picked up a mk2 polo breadvan and im struggling to locate the fues for daio lights etc(Haynes manual on its way),can someone help please.
  5. dougsta

    Hi from Hertfordshire

    So I'm kinda new to vee dubs although I do have knowledge of mechanics, basic audio installation and some auto electrical background sooooo just thought I would swing by to say HI so <-- there it is 😁
  6. Dave1.9TDi

    Newbie From Coventry

    Hi there, thought i would introduce myself! I'm Dave from Coventry, own a 2006 red polo 1.9TDi sport, seen you you guys on this site for a couple of years, but never signed up (Very Naughty of me!) So without further a do, here she is!
  7. Brydo

    Newbie, or am I?

    Hi All, Newbie here, picking up a second car soon and looking to learn more about it ('09 MK7 Polo Match) and how it differs from the S and SE models. Seems this is the right place? Tell me, is this the old Porka site that was run by Robin and Cam many years ago? I'm 33 now and used the Porka site a lot when I first started driving, my first car was a MK3. Not a clue what my username would have been some 15 years ago. Thanks, Brydo.
  8. p_adamek

    Polo GTI options

    Hi, im looking to get a polo GTI in the next 3/4 months but need to work out what options there were that i would like to get if possible. The ones i've seen i'd quite like are: Arm rest Parking camera Folding mirrors Sat nav Leather seats Were these available as part of a pack? like convenience or comfort etc? Any other things worth getting? Is the sport pack worth it? Does it just firm up the suspension and increase the throttle response. thanks!
  9. Hyptix

    new guy from Telford here

    Hi guys im from telford, had a few polos all 6n2s currently got a red 6n2 tdi 3 door, which is a daily project, also looking at buying a polo 6n estate to drop a vr6 in (see my other thread) looking to go to the dyno run in February as the derv should have about 110hp -120hp by then unless ive finished the estate off always looking for mad ideas with polos and got a soft spot for the mk3s so im sure my collection will only grow
  10. WallStreet

    BlueMotion tech 1

    Hello Everyone! I once had the VW 2001 Polo 1.4 16V petrol auto. It was underpowered. Recently I bought myself a 2008 low mileage 1.4 tdi BlueMotion tech 1. I absolutely love this car. It’s both stock cute & nippy to drive. Plans:- 1. Retrofit cruise control 2. Eibach proline springs to replace stock (1 corner is damaged) 3. Remote key fob as there’s none for locking, bought a kit from eBay I hope it works 4. Parking distance control front & rear, it sits behind the bumper safely tucked. 5. Bilt Hamber DC & UC for the the chassis to stop corrosion. Independant tests show it comes out amongst the top. 6. New OEM rear lights going in to freshen the look 7. Respray front & side rear, fix tiny dent 8. Figuring out if it has a MFA on the centre console (see my other topic) 9. Need to put in seat covers as I find it stains easy. I will stain proof with scotchguard or gyeon.l 10. Rubber mats in boot & inside 11. Tinted rear windows The frugality is amazing! It does 50-55mpg in the city, 66+ mpg on motorways at 70-85mph. So I could even improve it.
  11. will16

    Newbie from Oxfordshire

    Evening CP, I've just bought a 6n as a cheap runabout, planning to mod it some! My first vw, but have worked on them before, its a genuine 18k car, pretty straight. Already bought coilovers for it, and have some banded steels from my mx5 to go onto it. I've also got a classic mini with a 1.8 engine, so this polo will be low and slow instead
  12. Afternoon all I have just recently purchased a 2007 9n3 GTI after owning a 6n2, the previous owner told me that he had the car remapped but cant remember the name of the garage or what map was put on it, all he said was the only option he had at the time was optimise it for standard fuel or high octane and he choose high octane, the guy suggested that it would bump up the circa to 200bhp after the remap. The issue I am currently having is the vehicle is currently fully standard apart from the remap that I am aware of, however when i drop the car into 4th gear and accelerate it feels as if it also takes a minute to realise i have put the foot down and seem likes it misfires before picking up speed, I have felt it once or twice in 3rd but it is almost everytime in 4th I feel it. Could this be related to the car being remapped or could it be something as simple as plugs? Also wondering what mods most people start off with, I have been told to do miltek exhuast, SFS oversize turbo intake pipe, forge throttle body hose, airtec fmic, forge 007 diverter valve, secondary air intake delete and to delete N valves. Is this the usual mods and if so what order do most people do them in and what are the benefits of these mods? Also any links to buy these mods + guides on doing them? Thanks
  13. TJconnor4

    Hi Guys

    Hi Guys Hope iv got this right forums are a new thing for me, Names Thomas come from an island on the west of Scotland . Finally decided to dab in the VAG scene after years of Ford and Mitsubishi. Managed to bag myself a 2005 Polo Gt with 80k standard. Joined the forum to get ideas and read about the best products etc for the polo especially looking at lowering on Porsche twists .
  14. Jack Shepherd

    Hi Everyone

    Hi everyone, my name is Jack shepherd, im 20 and come from Essex. My car is a 2010 vw Polo 1.4 SE DSG. Only passed my test last month so this is my first car. My hobby is photography and I work as a bus cleaner for first Essex buses.
  15. ShaneHiggs

    Hello from Shane

    Hi all, as you can guess from me posting here I'm a newbie! Got my first car today and it's a Polo! MK4, 1.2 9n '02 plate. Has its problems but I got it cheap so no complaints. It smokes and looks like the head gasket gone so I've ordered a new one. Hoping that fixes it. Also has a heck of a lot of scratches and a dent on the N/S wing. I plan on getting the car custom painted or wrapped so not fussed about the scratched and a wing I'll get from the scrap yard. Pics below, could someone tell me how to add a gallery? I've clicked "Gallery" towards the top of the page then I click "upload" then select category and it takes me to the page for that gallery and not to a page to upload...
  16. Peckinpah

    New Member/Owner

    Well let's start this; Real name: Juliet Age: 21 (I'm a baby) Location: West Midlands Polo owner, if so which? Or looking to get?: Yep, 2000 6n2 Previous car history: My dad bought me my first project beetle when I was about 10/11 but that got scrapped, I've now got another beetle and my polo runaround Hobbies/interests: Cars, Games and music... Oh and Netflix = life Occupation: Freezer Monkey (professional) How did you hear about us?: My older brother Everyone meet Viktor, I saved him from a barn.
  17. Hey guys, new to the site and needing advice since i'm a jap girl having to learn dubs. Has anyone fitted a boot popper to their polo? how easy is it? Any problems? Seen a few universal ones supposedly suited to a 6n but unsure how suited they are. I'm starting to get to grips with car electrics (apprentice mechanic) but not confident. Got the car 3 weeks ago but i caught a gearbox on my knee and damaged the ligaments so I'm unable to touch the car at the moment but keep buying parts and gaining knowledge, car is due to be in shows come june so looking to get body work done asap. Any help or advise is welcomed :) Thanks Danielle x
  18. bluefox

    New member from Cornwall!

    Hey guys! Thought I'd drop a line to say hello. Just bought our first Polo, a 2001 GTI with a heady 103k on the clock. This is the wife's daily and will be joining our fleet of other dubs down here in sunny damp and foggy Cornwall. So, hello! :) Here she is at the dealer we bought her from - and no, I didn't pay £3k Here's some pics of the other members of the fleet... My daily, a '84 Golf C Diesel with a 1.9 TDI (AHU) engine Mother's daily/family hack/Supervan, '01 Audi A2 TDi Looking forward to getting stuck in and meeting people! Mr & Mrs Bluefox :) x
  19. themongolmarauders

    we need literally everyone's help

    Hi everyone, two of us are taking a 1988 mk 2 polo to Mongolia and back to the UK. We need so much help it is unreal, so any one who wants to take us under their wing it would be greatly appreciated. Our main concern is our ride height, we need to raise the car as much as possible for as little as possible. alternatively we would also like the best option so that we can pursue it. We are driving 16000 miles to Mongolia and back in the summer and we need the car as prepared as possible. Any other advice would be great. Thanks in advance, Robert and Jack
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