What used Volkswagen Polo hatchback will I get for my budget?
Prices for a used Volkswagen Polo at the time of writing start at £10,000 for a 2018 version bought privately or from an independent dealer. Increase your budget slightly to £11,500 and you'll easily be able to find a 1.0 TSI SE with relatively low mileage. A diesel-powered Polo will cost you at least £12,500 or more because there are far fewer examples out there when compared with a petrol one. Anyone looking for a GTI will need to dig deep and find at least £16,000 for an early one without any history of accident damage.
How much does it cost to run a Volkswagen Polo hatchback?
Thanks to its small engines, the Polo shouldn’t cost you much to run. The least powerful 64bhp 1.0 petrol returns an official average of 58.9mpg, while the 74bhp version of that engine is a little better at 60.1mpg.
The turbocharged 1.0 units are better still, with the 94bhp variant managing 62.8mpg and the 114bhp 60.1mpg. At the other end of the scale is the 47.9mpg of the 197bhp 2.0 unit found in the GTI. If you’re interested in the diesel, the 1.6 TDI has an economy figure of 76.3mpg.
Road tax (VED)
All Polos will be charged under the current flat-rate fee for a year's worth of road tax. This is currently £150 a year. To find out more about the current road tax costs, click here.
Servicing costs, meanwhile, tend to be slightly lower than you’ll pay with a Ford Fiesta or Vauxhall Corsa, and insurance groups for all models aside from the GTI are relatively low, thanks to standard automatic emergency braking that helps to prevent or at least lessen the damage from low-speed collisions.
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