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Volkswagen Polo Hatchback 1.6 CL 5d (1997/R)

Volkswagen Polo Hatchback 1.6 CL 5d (1997/R) - Owner Review

A pleasure to drive most of the time.
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Volkswagen Polo Hatchback (94-00)

Value

4 out of 5

Although pricing is expensive for servicing and so on, the degree of quality is streets ahead of its class. Overall good value for money.

Costs

3 out of 5

Bits and bobs that go wrong are expensive from VW dealers.

Driving

4 out of 5

A pleasure to drive most of the time.

Performance

3 out of 5

Good acceleration from the 1.6, but doesn't seem as fast as it should. However, it packs more punch than other drivers expect on the road. Poor braking lets it down though.

Reliability

3 out of 5

Not as reliable as VWs of the past, but still good.

Image

5 out of 5

Excellent image compared to that of its class. A far better quality car than people would expect. Big car feel for a supermini.

Comfort

4 out of 5

Very comfortable seats for long journeys. Quality interior that you would expect of a more luxury car. Fairly scary body roll at speed from soft suspension.

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Insurance group: 13

Security

2 out of 5

Never been broken into, but it may not be as hard as you would like.

Service

3 out of 5

Expensive.

Problems

Bodywork
Rear wheel arch rusting from collected mud.

Engine
Failed injection system, misfiring due to worn leads.

Gearbox
-

Other
Front electric window failed once.

Ownership

Did you buy the car new?
No

Would you buy the same model again?
Yes

Did you buy from the same manufacturer again?
Yes