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Volkswagen Polo Hatchback 1.4 L 5d (1996/N)

Volkswagen Polo Hatchback 1.4 L 5d (1996/N) - Owner Review

Handles well, although in hindsight power steering would have been a plus! Quite nippy for a 1.4, but noisy on accelaration.
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Volkswagen Polo Hatchback (94-00)

Value

4 out of 5

Bought used for a very reasonable price - more expensive at dealers, though.

Costs

2 out of 5

Parts are expensive, economical on petrol for round- town driving.

Driving

4 out of 5

Handles well, although in hindsight power steering would have been a plus! Quite nippy for a 1.4, but noisy on accelaration.

Performance

3 out of 5

Responds well, great fun to drive, a bit sluggish in lower gears on occasions.

Reliability

3 out of 5

No problems so far, fingers crossed.

Image

4 out of 5

Metallic paint makes all the difference, chips easily.

Comfort

3 out of 5

Spacious front and rear, although boot is a bit on the small side.

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Insurance group: 11

Security

2 out of 5

Immobilser is factory standard and i have installed a Toad alarm for extra security.

Service

3 out of 5

Expensive but professional, would recommend avoiding main dealers where possible though, to save money on parts.

Problems

Bodywork
Wheel arches rusted, paintwork chips easily.

Engine
No problems so far.

Gearbox
No problems so far.

Other
A new rear silencer was required but after 50,000 and 8 years it's expected.

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