What's the used Volkswagen Polo like?
The Volkswagen Polo distils much of what's great about its larger sibling, the Golf, into a desirable supermini-sized package.
The cabin feels well built, with upmarket materials and a logical layout, even if it isn't the most exciting. A wide range of seat and steering wheel adjustment ensures that drivers of all sizes can get comfortable. All-round visibility is excellent, too.
The Polo beats rivals such as the Ford Fiesta for passenger space, with plenty of room in both the front and rear. The boot is a decent 280 litres, and with split-folding rear seats as standard you can boost luggage space to 952 litres. There's also a clever split-level boot floor that creates an additional storage area.
VW's supermini is satisfying to drive, albeit not as sharp-handling as some rivals. There is some body lean when cornering, but it copes with poor surfaces well. The light steering is short on feel, but this makes the car easy to manoeuvre at low speeds. Wind and road noise is noticeable only at higher speeds.