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Looks good but terrible to drive
VOLKSWAGEN POLO 1.4 Match 5dr (Review date: 20th January '13)
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!
VOLKSWAGEN POLO 1.2 TDI Bluemotion 5dr (Review date: 4th January '13)
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!
Mature little car, most affordable semi-premium car
VOLKSWAGEN POLO 1.2 60 SE 5dr (Review date: 24th June '12)
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.
Good but don't buy new!
VOLKSWAGEN POLO 1.2 TDI Bluemotion 5dr (Review date: 15th April '12)
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.
VOLKSWAGEN POLO 1.2 60 Moda 5dr [AC] (Review date: 26th February '12)
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
VW POLO 1.2 v THE REST
VOLKSWAGEN POLO 1.2 70 S 3dr [AC] (Review date: 25th February '12)
The Polo has the looks although its still a bit dated, There are now some good looking cars out there with a similar price but with better performance and a host more extras such as Blue Tooth which in this day and age should be standard on All Cars. Having a VW tends to hurt your pocket more when it comes to Servicing.
Great little car with big personality!
VOLKSWAGEN POLO 1.4 SE 5dr (Review date: 24th February '12)
Just love this car. It looks good and drives well. It's easy to park and feels solidly made and importantly I feel safe even when motorway driving amongst lorries.
Having had a Ford Focus and a VW Golf I was a little concerned about whether I'd notice a lack of power but my 1.4 engine Polo is quite nippy.
As it's just under two years old it's only had one service and still feels like a new car .
I like the fact that the boot space has a removable shelf so if you're only carrying a small amount of stuff you don't have to reach down far.
Good tax band and economocal to run.
Good quality sound system.
Not bad, shame about the doors!
VOLKSWAGEN POLO 1.2 TSI 105 SEL 3dr (Review date: 12th February '12)
Loved this car. My wifes second ever car and the first brand new car I've ever had. Really good engine, all the toys we wanted, economical, fun to drive, loved it.
The drivers side door wouldn't open when it was cold/ If you did get it to open, you couldn't shut it. It went back to the dealer 6 times and they changed just about every part of the mechanism before they finally solved it. It appears that one of the workers on the South African assembly line had decided to fit a part with a sledgehammer, at least, that's what it looked like.
Summary: Lovely car, great fun, shame about the build quality.
VW Polo-A/C 70 1.2 looks sporty and is top quality inside and out!!
VOLKSWAGEN POLO 1.2 70 Moda 5dr [AC] (Review date: 9th February '12)
If you want a well-equipped car that looks great with out-standing quality inside and out and is not to big to drive then buy this car!
I wanted a small 5 door family car with a good speck so I went for the Moda A/C trim level; which adds alloy wheels, electric windows all-round, an MP3-compatible stereo and air-conditioning. Entry level S provides only the basics.
From the out-side the car looks sporty and I always get positive coments from people on how it looks. The interior is very high quality and looks luxurious. Comfort is excellent, the seats are very comfitable and firm.There's plenty of cabin and luggage space, although I would say the boot is average with a false floor that gives extra depth and offers secure storage I still manage to fit a pram in.The suspension is firm and gives a smooth ride with light easy steering its a joy to drive!
This car is also very cheap to run: road tax is only £95 a year and because it falls into a low insurance group grade (2), I only pay £283 insurance so its a win win situation.