Which used Volkswagen Polo hatchback should I buy?
The Volkswagen Polo was offered in numerous guises, from entry-level 59bhp 1.2 or 1.0, three-cylinder petrol to the 189bhp GTI hot hatch, and with a wide range of petrol and diesel engines in between
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 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; it’s very well equipped and makes the Polo feel like a car from the class above. Match Edition is also worth looking out for, but, because it came in during the final years this generation of Polo was on sale for, you'll need to spend a bit more to get into one compared with a regular Match.
Our favourite used Volkswagen Polo 1.2 TSI Match
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