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Overall reader verdict 3 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    3 out of 5 stars

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50 reader reviews for Volkswagen Polo Hatchback.
  • 1.2 S 5dr

    dee pow Date: 24/07/2007
    • Overall verdict
      1 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      1 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I bought this car with 6000 miles on the clock in 2003.

    After two weeks, the brakes were squeaky, so I took it back and was told the pads needed deglazing but these were not covered under warranty. The rear windows drop by themselves and the seals leak. I had the reciprocators adjusted but this did not solve the problem. Also, when these were changed, the dealer did not replace the door panels correctly.

    When the warranty ran out, they are still hanging off today. Sales reps do not want to know once they have your money - they had an absolutely discusting attitude and they don't even valet your car after a £220 service. I had it back within an hour - did they actually do anything to it?

    It also had an oil leak - they said it was a crankshaft seal, so I took it to an independant dealer - it was an overfilled oil filter. It seems to me that they are living off the reputation of the mkII Golf (just like the advert) but they are not even close.

    I will never in my entire life buy a VW again - it's Japanese next time for me, too. I would love to drive it straight through the dealer's windows. I'm just glad the car still goes.

  • 1.4 16v Twist 5dr

    Michael Tyson , Staffordshire . Date: 25/05/2007
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have owned this car for three months now I was very suprised when first driving it how quiet it was It has the comfort and feel of a big car but is very easy to park and manouver in tight corners The general feel of this car is very well built and well engineered Eg ease of opening bonnet which is then held up by a damper not a steel hook The door opening restricters are four roller bearings which feels very positive Overall a very nice comfortable car and a pleasure to drive My other car is a Chrysler PT Cruiser which is better on the open road and has more power when overtaking (2.2CRD) but is a pig to park and reverse. My Polo is a lovely quiet,comfortable and easy to live with quality motor car.

  • 1.9 TDI PD Sport 3dr

    Steve Tomkins Date: 21/05/2007
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I own the GT TDI version

    I have previously had the Golf & Audi A3 TDI 130's and this actually feels much quicker as it is lighter, and it also goes around corners unlike the Golf and Audi. Excellent and solid on the motorway and can embarass most other larger engined cars whilst returning excellent MPG. I test drove the GTI, but this feels quicker below 5,000 revs. The Stereo has terrible sound, but otherwise the interior is smart, and the exterior, whilst not very sexy is alright with lowered suspension and after having the skirts and spoilers painted body-colour. Very satisfying to drive.

  • 1.2 Twist 5dr

    Christopher Brown , Hertfordshire . Date: 22/03/2007
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have covered 33000 miles in my Polo Twist 1.2 which I purchased new in March 2005. I have had very few problems. The car was set with lifelong servicing which predicts when the service is due. These have been roughly at 16000 and 34000 miles. The second service is booked when the car will be 25 months old. The warranty problems were: rattling dash, and tailgate interior slam panel trim adrift. The drivers electric window has been intermittent but behaves when put in front of a VW Authorised Repairer. The build and the car are great and it has averaged 42mpg. Rear seat room is limited to two adults and they have little footwell room. Its not very fast, and doesnt handle very well. What it does do well is have a bulletproof build qualiity. The front tyres lasted up until 30,000 miles, and I haven't needed any brake pads from new to date. Servicing is expensive (my bills are £250 and £400 expected for the first two services.The Retailer is useless, and the original device in the toolkit which removes the wheel trims is poor and breaks at first use.If you want a quality supermini, at a lot less than an A2 or A140 this is your car. It will have far better resale value than if I had bought a Ford Fiesta, and is much more comfortable than my previous Peugeot 206. If they make the next one slightly larger and provide a good clean emission it will be perfect. Then they need to work on the Retailers. Chris Brown (Herts)

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