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Volkswagen Polo Hatchback 1.4 CL 5d (1999/T)

Volkswagen Polo Hatchback 1.4 CL 5d (1999/T) - Owner Review

To sum this car up in two words: mundane and boring.
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Volkswagen Polo Hatchback (94-00)

Value

4 out of 5

Holds its value very, very well, bought for 3.5k sold for 3 after one year, 500 quid depreciation is not bad for a 5 year old hatch.

Costs

2 out of 5

Servicing is cheap, unless you go to a VW dealer, parts are not cheap in my experience, new water pump cost me £190!

Driving

3 out of 5

To sum this car up in two words: mundane and boring.

Performance

2 out of 5

Dull, boring, body roll, not my kind of thing, I need more power. Alright if you're just driving to the supermarket and back.

Reliability

5 out of 5

Starts first time eveytime, never EVER break down EVER. Few niggles but to be expected with a 5 year old car, nothing major at all.

Image

1 out of 5

It's a polo, I'm 20, I don't like the image at all... Alright for my first car, but i can't wait to buy something else.

Comfort

2 out of 5

Backache over long journeys.

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Insurance group: 11

Security

4 out of 5

Someone tried to break in and they failed, bent the door slightly, but fixed with little hassle (bent it back with no damage myself).

Service

1 out of 5

Never used a VW garage, they always quote ridiculous prices, they wanted £350 to fit a new water pump…

Problems

Bodywork
Few stone chips, body is solid as a rock though.

Engine
Got some grunt, but I need more power, Corrado G60 for my next car, pure, supercharged, VW goodness.

Gearbox
Lovely, I really like the gearbox.

Other
It's boring, but reliable, excellent shopping car.

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