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Volkswagen Polo Hatchback 1.6 GL 5d (2000/V)

Volkswagen Polo Hatchback 1.6 GL 5d (2000/V) - Owner Review

One of the best small cars I've driven - was supposed to be for my wife, but I now drive it to work.
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Volkswagen Polo Hatchback (94-00)

Value

5 out of 5

Bought well below book price - all the toys you need, ABS, Aircon, Electric windows/mirrors.

Costs

4 out of 5

VW parts are pricey - but tyres are cheap, 40-45MPG on the motorway which is great for a 1.6.

Driving

4 out of 5

One of the best small cars I've driven - was supposed to be for my wife, but I now drive it to work.

Performance

4 out of 5

Nippy, surprises a few people off the mark, and it cruises at 70-80 with no problems at all on the motorway.

Reliability

4 out of 5

No problems in 8,000 miles, was a bit sluggish when I first got it, but it had only been used around town, now it's just fine.

Image

4 out of 5

Seems to have a cult following with younger people, but you get a lot less respect on the motorway than when you drive a bigger car - Nice alloys on the GL.

Comfort

5 out of 5

The seats in the GL are great - nice driving position, superb air con, which doesn't hugely impact your MPG - I use it for the daily commute, and even though I'm 6' tall, I fit in just fine.

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Insurance group: 14

Security

5 out of 5

Came with a GT Auto alarm when I bought it, I believe this is standard fit - although I might be wrong!

Service

3 out of 5

Not had a lot to do with the dealers, not needed a service yet, although I won't be taking it to a dealer when it does. Not many dealers carry a full range of parts though.

Problems

Bodywork
Peeling paint on the colour coded bumper.

Engine
-

Gearbox
Seems to like a light touch, struggled to get used to it, as I'm quite heavy handed!

Other
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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