Volkswagen Polo Hatchback 09-17

Used Volkswagen Polo Hatchback 2009-2017 review

Alternatives
(2009 - 2017)
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What alternatives should I consider to a used Volkswagen Polo hatchback?

It’s impossible to ignore the Ford Fiesta or Vauxhall Corsa in this area of the market, as well as the Seat Ibiza, which is based on the Volkswagen Polo. All are cheaper to buy and in plentiful supply but lack the Polo’s upmarket image.

We’d also recommend looking at the Skoda Fabia for the excellent value for money it offers, as well as the Mazda 2 for something that is almost as good to drive as the Fiesta and comes from a company with a great record for reliability.

Don’t rule out the Hyundai i20 or Kia Rio, either, because many will still be within their original warranties – a significant attraction for used car buyers.

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Verdict

The Volkswagen Polo costs more to buy than its rivals, but it's classy, comfortable and available with a wide range of engines

  • Classy image
  • Comfortable ride
  • Economical engines
  • Comparatively expensive
  • Not as fun to drive as rivals
  • Underpowered entry-level engine