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Volkswagen Polo Hatchback 1.4 CL 3d (1998/R)

Volkswagen Polo Hatchback 1.4 CL 3d (1998/R) - Owner Review

Driving doesn't inspire confidence - a lot of body roll and the small tyres make driving anywhere but the motorway unpleasant. Very stiff gear change and high clutch don't make for easy driving either.
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Volkswagen Polo Hatchback (94-00)

Value

4 out of 5

Expensive to buy, but retains more value than other cars in same class.

Costs

3 out of 5

Good fuel economy and spares costs as long as you don't buy from dealer.

Driving

2 out of 5

Driving doesn't inspire confidence - a lot of body roll and the small tyres make driving anywhere but the motorway unpleasant. Very stiff gear change and high clutch don't make for easy driving either.

Performance

4 out of 5

Quite quick at low speeds, but doesn't seem comfortable at more than 70mph.

Reliability

3 out of 5

Has been reliable, but not as you would expect from VW. Has been for repairs a few times too many.

Image

4 out of 5

Good image, a lot of people have it on a high pedestal.

Comfort

4 out of 5

Nice interior, a bit bland but good quality materials. Good seats.

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Insurance group: 11

Security

3 out of 5

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Service

3 out of 5

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Problems

Bodywork
Good bodywork.

Engine
Whiney and sometimes sounds like it belongs in a tractor!

Gearbox
Obstructive gearchange, had to replace clutch at 45,000 miles.

Other
Boot door lock stopped working, handbrake useless (even after repairs), replaced both front suspension bushes.

Ownership

Did you buy the car new?
No

Would you buy the same model again?
No

Did you buy from the same manufacturer again?
Yes