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tomwilliams1

Great Car

VOLKSWAGEN POLO 1.2 60 SE 3dr (Review date: 27th January '14)

4

Bought this car 10 months ago for a very reasonable price. It has been a great little run around and I have never had any problems with it, touch wood! it drives nice on the road although when it does rain the suspension makes a weird noise, ive been told this is nothing to worry about. The efficiency of the car is not amazing but at the same time its not terrible. It heats up very quickly on a cold day and never fails to start. The only thing I don't like about the car is that it is very noisy. It is also a little slow but what can you expect from a 3 cylinder 1200cc hatch.

overall I would recommend this car for someone as it is relatively cheap and the manufacturing quality is super.

Practicality

4 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

4 / 5

How it drives

3 / 5
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carfan78

Practical and Comfortable Premium Small Car

VOLKSWAGEN POLO 1.6 TDI 90 SEL 5dr (Review date: 27th October '13)

4.5

I bought this car with 3000 miles on, 14 months old and 5k off new list price. This incarnation of the Polo is the best yet. Softly sprung (maybe too much) but perfectly set for long journeys, i've now completed 19000 in my Polo in the last 7 months.

MPG on long runs can get to 71mpg if you do 60 ish all the way.

Its the same size as a MK2 Golf, boot space fits a pram and bits and bobs better than an A1 or any other car in its class (trust me i tried all of them). ISOFIX is included if you have kids. Fits 4 comfortably 5 would be a struggle.

Mine has the 17" Boavista wheels which also means expensive tyres at £130 each so go for the 16" wheels and save yourself some money.

the top spec is actually pretty poorly spec'd for a top of the range car and the in built bluetooth is terrible.

My car has gained a few niggles so far such as a squeaky drivers seat, what appears to be paint lifting off the rear bumper in one of the trim lines and the afore mentioned bluetooth which sits on the top of the dash not connecting my phone properly. All i will be asking my dealer to fix under the warranty for the car.

2 free services were included from the dealer set at 2 years / 20,000 miles which ever comes first which keeps the initial costs down.

Overall, a great car with strong residuals, despite niggles i'm happy with the car if they get resolved. Engines should do many many miles for years to come although I do comment to my wife that it sounds a bit like a taxi at idle!

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

3 / 5
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ans123

underrated gem!

VOLKSWAGEN POLO 1.2 TSI 105 R Line 5dr (Review date: 26th September '13)

5

I have had this car for about 6 weeks and everything i have asked it to do it has done it brilliantly,smooth,quiet,easy to drive,refined will go up and down motorways all day if you want,6 gears does help with that,2200rpm at 70mph better than a lot of diesels giving average of 55mpg after doing 730 miles!(obviously not one tank though),looks great as well,people might say that fiesta zetec s or citroen ds3 look better which are its rivals but i disagree,if you take everything into consideration exterior looks and interior quality the polo wins hands down its a nicer place to sit,you can only compare it to the a1 sure whose quality is better but is £3000 more,it may cost a bit more than fiesta and ds3 so try and get nearly new or demonstrator.only gripe is the vw bluetooth which sits on dash like an after market add on.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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jon206

Nice SMALL little car

VOLKSWAGEN POLO 1.2 TSI 105 R Line 3dr (Review date: 21st September '13)

4.3

My Polo is a 1.2 TSI R-line 3 door and I've had use of it for 2 weeks now (since it was brand new) and it's a great little car, very smooth and relaxing drive, good ride and handling and the engine (which is starting to bed in now at 1500 miles) is amazing powerful and doing 48 MPG (this I hope will increase with mileage).

My only dislikes with the Polo is that it is not very spacious, the boot is not long enough and the rear seat legroom is tight. A VW Golf would be more practical if space is important but Golf's are a lot more money. Overall the Polo is a Great little Car.

Practicality

3 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

4 / 5
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jc505uk

A full blown schizophrenic pocket rocket!

VOLKSWAGEN POLO 1.4 TSI 180 GTI 5dr DSG (Review date: 24th April '13)

4.8

Just a quick review to say, the Polo GTI is an absolute stormer of a car. I was anxious about 2 things before i bought it -

- Boot space (i have a daughter)

- DSG (i'd used it before, but never lived with it)

I'm pleased to say neither of these things caused me any grief. There was plenty of room in the boot for the pram and luggage, and the car seat fits in nicely. DSG is incredibly fun, and very easy to live with.

The car absolutely flies, i've put some serious cars in my dust in this thing. Nobody quite expects the punch it packs, the supercharger taking care of the low end torque (it sounds beautiful) and the turbo kicking in towards the top end, with the gearbox letting you race through the gears like there's no tomorrow. Sport mode is insane, but i personally prefer all out manual.

This car most definitely has two personalities.

In the week, i stick it in Drive, and ferry my daughter and wife around, getting about 40mpg around town.

On a sunny Weekend, when its just me in the car, its a complete animal, and still suprises me with what i can do, even after 6 months.

Honestly can't recommend this car highly enough - you could go for the cheaper Skoda Fabia VRS, or the more immature Seat Ibiza , but in all honesty, they don't even come close in looks or quality.

One thing i would be aware of, check your oil weekly! It drinks its pretty quickly, mines cost me 3 1/2 bottles in 6 months.

Practicality

4 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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ljc82

Looks good but terrible to drive

VOLKSWAGEN POLO 1.4 Match 5dr (Review date: 20th January '13)

3.5

I bought a new Polo 1.4 Match in May last year having decided to downsize. I owned the car for approximately 2 months, covering just 1200 miles before I sold it through sheer disappointment and poor driving position.

I am over 6' tall and the drivers seat would not go back far enough and the pedals were too high meaning my knees were above my pelvis when driving. This resulted in a bad back for my entire ownership period that needed chiropractic treatment. I opted for the 1.4 petrol because I had read the entry level 1.2 was hopelessly under powered. On the test drive the little 1.4 seemed adequate, but on the open road it was really lacking. I was often changing down to 4th on the motorway to maintain 70mph on even the shallowest of gradients. The build quality was good, but refinement was bad. The intermittent windscreen wiper relay made a really loud ticking noise that could be hear over the radio. The dealer fitted additional sound deadening foam around the switch located below the steering column, but it didn't help. Also, for some reason, my car was fitted with drum breaks at the rear. Early new polo's were fitted with discs all round?

If you want a shopping car, its probably okay, but if you like driving buy something else and make sure you go for a long test drive!

Practicality

3 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

1 / 5
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dandriver

Excellent bluemotion

VOLKSWAGEN POLO 1.2 TDI Bluemotion 5dr (Review date: 4th January '13)

5

Had for 4 months or so and has been superb. Commute 10-15 miles which I get 75-85 mpg and my other commute of 2-3 miles at less than 30mph will get 60+ no probs. Stop start is non intrusive and the quality of the interior and stereo sound etc is superb! Very smooth on motorway especially with cruise control and looks sharp with lowered suspension and smart exterior. Highly recommended!

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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bear807

Mature little car, most affordable semi-premium car

VOLKSWAGEN POLO 1.2 60 SE 5dr (Review date: 24th June '12)

4.3

Got the 60ps se as part exchanging my old trusty Honda jazz. I would say is a very different thing in every perspective. From the moment you look at the car, it reallys feel sexy to look at the bold line from headlights stretching all the way to the backlights. 

When you shut the door, the chuck sound and the heaviness of the door, you must be thinking oh god! This is solid! Interior looks blend though, but very sensible,  everything is within your reach, soft touch materials love affair! fiesta might be funky inside but also means dated easier and also the quality is not up to polo standard.

The moment your fire up, the 3 cylinder sounds like a diesel :/ 1-3 gear pulls ok, sufficient enough in town, motorway is not too underpowered, but you might hear is working abit, going up a slight slope on motorway you might need to work harder. Overall ride quality is very good, don't feel like its class, stable and great sound isolation,over portholes is not harsh. Steering is lifeless but very accurate with very minimal body roll, achieve 45mpg with town and A road. 53mpg on motorway and town driving.

Practical, I don't think it will ever match my old jazz, the rear space is adequate, ok for short to midium journey, boot space is ok for it's class,better than fiesta which the backseats cannot fold completely flat. 

Reliability issues is still a unknown, probably problems will developed later age, especially with electronics.

Overall I have to say I'm impress with the amount I pay and the premium feel I get, well not up to Audi, merc or BMW, but near there. For the same price you might get a more fun to drive fiesta. But I would rather have the image, quality and premium feel over the fun factors.

Practicality

3 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

4 / 5
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parryaled

Good but don't buy new!

VOLKSWAGEN POLO 1.2 TDI Bluemotion 5dr (Review date: 15th April '12)

3.5

I've been the owner of one now for 14 months, bought new for 15K.

At the time of purchase I was looking for a good, reliable but also economical small/mid range car to commute 40miles each day.

The Polo Bluemotion on paper was perfect. The garage informed me that the car would easily save me money, being tax exempt, approx 75 MPG and 20k service cycle.

The Good: Good size car, small, well built and perfect for city parking. I have the 5 door Polo and although we also have an estate car, the little Polo is very useful and practical.

The Bad: The 1.2 diesel engine has massive power lag between 2nd and 3rd gear. You also find yourself in 4th gear a lot, because the car has no power in 5th. The car in reality produces 55 MPG, even though the garage assured me that once the engine brakes-in, it would perform better. I've done 16k, I'm still waiting. The garage recently informed me that if you do a lot of motorway driving, the little Polo isn't the best. Great advice VW!

So, overall, I would not buy this car again from new. It's a good little car, but not worth the money I paid for it.

In hindsight, I should have bought a second-hand one, a Seat Ibiza Ecomotive or a Bluemotion Golf.

Practicality

4 / 5

Reliability

4 / 5

Running cost

4 / 5

How it drives

2 / 5
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_shellmacd

VW Polo

VOLKSWAGEN POLO 1.2 60 Moda 5dr [AC] (Review date: 26th February '12)

5

I've only been driving a year and learnt to drive in my own VW Polo. it was amazing to see the contrast how great a drive the polo is in comparison to other small hatchbacks. the gearbox is incredibly smooth, the seats are comfy and for only a 1.2 with 60bhp the car could really take off if you needed it to (which is always handy for overtaking) i've loved this car and it came with a great spec considering it wasn't top of the range, which i think made it feel like great value for money (ipod connection included!) it suits my lifestyle very well as its only got a small engine so it doesn't drink petrol. it's been very reliable and i've never had any problems with it. the pro's of it are its size. considering its a small car it doesnt feel small on the inside and the boot size is very reasonable, and the back seats fold flat which was incredibly handy when i moved house. (somehow managed to fit almost everything i own in it!) i can't think of any con's of the car because i havent had any problems with it and i think its a great car to own and drive

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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