Anyone know of any Polo Vivos (9N4) imported into the UK?

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Anyone know of any Polo Vivos (9N4) imported into the UK?

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I really love the face-lift on those things and it being a right hand drive car I'm surprised I can't find a single reference to one on the internet. I might just get import a bumber and fit it to my 9N3, but shipping from South Africa has got to be expensive.

Look at this beaut'
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Just replying to this because I’m dead interested - never heard of the Vivo but it looks great! Do you think the bumper would fit the 9n3? It looks like the lights would accommodate it no problem but if it was manufactured a year after they discontinued the 9n3 there might be a question of whether everything fits in the same manner.

It’s a beaut though. Give me a shout if you see any of this through!


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Found this, £31 equivalent, not sure if import though.

https://www.autostyle.co.za/product/vw- ... nt-bumper/
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Turbocod wrote: Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:45 pm Found this, £31 equivalent, not sure if import though.

https://www.autostyle.co.za/product/vw- ... nt-bumper/
I've seen that, but the website is south african so I doubt that they have any stock in the UK.
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Send an email, see if can ship across, when had mk1 clio there was a guy selling the Williams rear wide arches in Bristol, but he got them from France, I contacted them direct and halved the price, courier was about 30 quid for 2 rear quarter panels.
May be surprised at the cost, trouble is I think its lockdown over there too so may not get reply for a while, so keep trying. Another company does the Cup bumper for about £85, even with postage it's got to be cheaper than 500 for a damaged one on Ebay.
Try one of the specialists importers that do Us or jdm parts, may have contact over there, but at an inflated cost obviously. Or see if an international courier will collect and ship to you.
Look at how many companies sell bodykit online via Ebay and it comes from abroad, even one of the big online kit sellers is in my town, but all they are is a third party getting it shipped over and taking a cut, no factory, no workshop, no store or warehouse, just a website.
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You know, looking at a picture of the Vivo, do you know for sure if it’s as easy as a direct swap? The grill above the bumper looks totally different to the standard grill found on the regular 9n3. Maybe it’s as simple as swapping both out. Just thought it was worth a mention in case there’s more to think about!


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Get cross referencing on etka or 7zap, check part numbers, the vivo is listed on there.
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Interesting the years of the 9n series, to 2012.
May be an idea to join th south Africa forum?
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