What used Volkswagen Polo hatchback will I get for my budget?
At the time of writing, prices for a used Volkswagen Polo start at £10,000 for a 2018 version bought privately or from an independent dealer. If you increase your budget slightly to £11,500, 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, 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.
For a 2021 Polo, have at least £15,000 to spend, while most 2022 examples are listed for £18,000 or more.
The Polo will tend to attract a flat-rate fee for a year's worth of road tax. This is currently £165 per year – that's the same for all petrol and diesel cars registered after April 2017 but before April 2022.
Servicing costs tend to be slightly lower than you’ll pay with a Ford Fiesta or Vauxhall Corsa and insurance groups for all models except the GTI are relatively low, thanks to standard automatic emergency braking (AEB) that helps to prevent or at least lessen the damage from low-speed collisions.
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