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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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45 reader reviews for Volkswagen Polo Hatchback.
  • 1.8T 150 GTI 5dr

    Brett Hogarth Date: 10/01/2008
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    When I first saw this car I was immediately struck by the red grille just like on the Golf Mk5 GTi I thought wow. The Polo with it's 16" alloys are the same as the Golfs just smaller. The test drive didn't disappoint, I had the car on loan for 3 days, it was great! Ok so the GTi is expensive considering it has 150hp compared to todays field, Cooper S has 175hp, Clio Sport has 197hp...I wasn't bothered! The looks are to die for, classy, smart, subtle & with it being a VW expensive looking! My car was specced up with Climate Control, iPod adapter, Metallic Paint & a Sunroof, taking the total cost when new over £17k. The drive is comfortable, not as harsh as the Cupra/FR and not as wollowy as the vRS. The seats are great, tartan look as per MkI days. The steering is accurate, sure-footed through the bends but it does roll a bit. I've owned the car now since August and my only real gripe is the fuel economy. Ok so I've had a few problems with the interior, squeeks rattles & breakages, but the car overall more than makes up for this. 4/5

  • 1.4 80 S 5dr

    Robert Firth , lincolnshire . Date: 25/11/2007
    • Overall verdict
      5 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

    Purchased a new Polo 1.4S for my wife six weeks ago and she loves the car that much that i am not aloud to drive it. When we took one out for test drive, dealer gave us the keys to a demonstrater and told us to bring it back when we have finished with it. We returned the car 2hrs later. The salesman thought something was wrong, my wife liked the car that much I had to write the cheque out ther and then. Would recomend this car to anyone.

  • 1.4 TDI 80 Bluemotion 2 3dr

    Peter Arnold , Cheshire . Date: 30/10/2007
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    The internet reviews of this car were mixed, and the most criticism was levelled at the diesel engine, because of its noise. However, I would say that although the car does clatter at startup, it isn't any worse than other diesels in my road, and once on the move it is much more refined. The car really does have a bit of oomph when you press the accelerator, and it is very comfortable and sure footed on the road. The inside is a bit spartan, but I rather like the blue seats and the silvery cloth decor on the doors - it is far less sombre than a Polo SE. I chose a Bluemotion2 because of the air-con, and at 104 g CO2 it's still an incredibly 'eco friendly' car. I've driven it for a couple of weeks now, and I absolutely love it - it's so much fun trying to squeeze a few extra MPG out of the trip computer, and my best so far - on a 35 mile mostly motorway run - has been 75 mpg. You might think that you'd have to drive like a saint or a sunday driver to achieve this, but I've been doing 60-70mph and it still performs. If this is the future, then I'm all for it. The car looks different from the usual run of the mill Polo, the silvery mirrors and trims go very well with the grey anthracite colour of mine, and the wheels look great - it's so nice not driving on low profile tyres, I seem to be the only car on the road without them! It positively slips through the air, has a lovely big boot, and is going to save me a fortune. What's not to love about it?

  • 1.2 55 S 5dr

    phil ENGLISH Date: 14/10/2007
    • 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 owned a 1.2 polo for 18 months, and within that time it went back to the garage 22 times. The dealer did not care one bit. We had the car one week and it had an oil leak. In the end we sold it for a mazda mx5 and we have not had one thing go wrong with it. I would like golf gti but will not buy one because of the way we were treated by the main dealer and the poor quailty of the polo. DO NOT BUY ONE.

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