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Volkswagen Polo Hatchback 1.4 16V 3d (1997/P)

Volkswagen Polo Hatchback 1.4 16V 3d (1997/P) - Owner Review

Excellent handling, good visibilaty and driving position. Pedals are very close together. Gear not close enough to the stearing wheel for it to be sporty.
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Volkswagen Polo Hatchback (94-00)

Value

2 out of 5

Main dealers are very expensive. Look out for private sales. Make sure it's got service history.

Costs

1 out of 5

VW are an absolute ripoff. Reg vardy quoted £175 just for a small interior bulb replacement. Go to your local machanic.

Driving

4 out of 5

Excellent handling, good visibilaty and driving position. Pedals are very close together. Gear not close enough to the stearing wheel for it to be sporty.

Performance

4 out of 5

Very nippy, although very noisy at high revs. Sticks in second gear. Left many cars behind on traffic lights.

Reliability

4 out of 5

Starts first time every time, especialy in winter.

Image

4 out of 5

Not a Ferrari, but still a head turner. I have been asked many times if I was going to sell my car.

Comfort

3 out of 5

Alright for front two. Very cramped at the back.

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Insurance group: 20

Security

1 out of 5

Only immobilser as standard. Worth investing in an alarm. Not broken into yet.

Service

1 out of 5

Very bad customer service by VW. I was charged £45 just for them to diagnose a fault, even though I had full VW warranty and only had the car for 1month. VW are the worst Reg Vardy in particular. They should try and learn something from Japanese car manufacturers.

Problems

Bodywork
Lots of stone chips on front bonnet.

Engine
Very noisy at high revs.

Gearbox
Sticks in second gear.

Other
Overall top car. Solid build, reliable, very fast (1.41 16v) and always in demand.

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