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Volkswagen Polo Hatchback 1.0 L 3d (1998/S)

Volkswagen Polo Hatchback 1.0 L 3d (1998/S) - Owner Review

No problems. Steering can be heavy when parking, as this model has no PAS.
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Volkswagen Polo Hatchback (94-00)

Value

3 out of 5

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Costs

2 out of 5

Timing belt changed and major service cost £293 from a local garage. Would have cost a lot more at a VW dealer.

Driving

4 out of 5

No problems. Steering can be heavy when parking, as this model has no PAS.

Performance

3 out of 5

Sits easily at 70mph on motorway and is perfect around town.

Reliability

4 out of 5

Have only had it for 3 months with no major problems. Driver's side front suspension strut was making a tapping/clunking noise, but seems to have been fixed when it was serviced.

Image

4 out of 5

Looks good.

Comfort

5 out of 5

Seats are comfortable, with good back support.

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Insurance group: 7

Security

3 out of 5

Came with a factory fitted immobiliser. No alarm.

Service

1 out of 5

Have never used a VW dealer for servicing after looking at their prices, therefore I can't really comment. I take it to a local garage who are much more reasonable.

Problems

Bodywork
Stone chips on bonnet. Otherwise very sturdy and gives the impression of being well built. I have noticed some red Polos on the road that are the same age as mine with very faded paintwork which is worrying. Time will tell if this will happen to mine...

Engine
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Gearbox
Can be difficult to engage 1st gear sometimes.

Other
Driver's side front suspension strut was making a tapping/clunking noise but seems to have been fixed when it was serviced.

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