Buying a used Polo mk4 - Bouncy suspension normal?

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Buying a used Polo mk4 - Bouncy suspension normal?

Post by everson38 » Fri Jun 22, 2018 12:52 am

Hey guys.

New to the forum today. I'm looking to buy a car for sister (uni student). I've seen a 2005 VW Polo mk4. 1.2 , 98,000 miles


I was doing a suspension test on all four corners from the wheel wells of rocking the car up and down. I just felt that it was really bouncy, my sister was in front seat and she was rocking around some lol. Nit too familiar with vw polo's. Is the suspension quite bouncy or would you say all sides of suspension have failed. I could not see any oil leak on the front and rear shocks and springs were not broken, but it had a noticeable bounce and rock, similar to this sort of like in this video here:

https://youtu.be/cI3EDqzOghc


Thanks any help appreciated .

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Re: Buying a used Polo mk4 - Bouncy suspension normal?

Post by alexperkins » Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:57 am

Suspension on these is bouncy but not over the top. If the shocks are tired the bounce will be greater

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