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Volkswagen Polo Hatchback 1.4 16V 5d (1999/T)

Volkswagen Polo Hatchback 1.4 16V 5d (1999/T) - Owner Review

Controls light but gearbox a bit notchy.
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Volkswagen Polo Hatchback (94-00)

Value

3 out of 5

Not cheap.

Costs

2 out of 5

My VW dealer is honest but pricey.

Driving

3 out of 5

Controls light but gearbox a bit notchy.

Performance

3 out of 5

Quite nippy but ridiculously low gearing. Could easily use a sixth gear!

Reliability

4 out of 5

Touch wood, no problems with starting. Never broken down.

Image

4 out of 5

Quite high. Still looks classy against the rest.

Comfort

3 out of 5

Seats are firm as is the ride especially as it has 16 inch alloys with low profile tyres.

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Insurance group: 20

Security

1 out of 5

Factory immobiliser and that's it. No Deadlocks so a five year old could break in.

Service

3 out of 5

Never had a reply from the last e-mail I sent them over three months ago.

Problems

Bodywork
Paintwork although glossy and in good nick chips too easily for my liking. Water based paint to blame.

Engine
Engine OK but has a throttle "hunting" problem even a rechip could not cure.

Gearbox
Gear shifting not to be rushed. A bit stiff.

Other
ABS and brake warning lights come on at random intervals. Very annoying! VW dealer cannot offer a sensible solution to this problem.

Ownership

Did you buy the car new?
No

Would you buy the same model again?
No

Did you buy from the same manufacturer again?
No