Which used Volkswagen Polo hatchback should I buy?
The Volkswagen Polo was offered in numerous guises, from entry-level S trim to the GTI hot hatch, and with a wide range of petrol and diesel engines.
Unless you do lots of miles, you’re better off with a petrol engine rather than a diesel. Of the various versions on offer, the 74bhp 1.0 is fine if you need cheap insurance, but we’d recommend going for a 1.2 TSI 90 because it has low running costs and decent performance.
SE comes with all the basics, but it is the Match version that is the one to go for because it’s very well equipped and makes the Polo feel like a car from the class above. Match Edition is also a good vintage to look out for, but because it came in during the final year, you'll need to spend quite a bit to get into one.
Our favourite used Volkswagen Polo 1.2 TSI 90 Match