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Volkswagen Polo personal shopper
Volkswagen Polo personal shopper

Our choice: buy used

The Kia Picanto is an outstanding choice in the city car market, but what swings our vote in favour of the used Volkswagen Polo is just how much car you're getting for your money.

The Polo is comfortable and quiet on the move, it has generous interior space and its DSG automatic gearbox should prove to be a relaxing companion for stop-start urban driving. And let's not forget that the Beats trim level gets you plenty of kit.

Our recommendation, then, is to buy used.

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