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Volkswagen Polo Hatchback 1.4 SE 5d (1996/P)

Volkswagen Polo Hatchback 1.4 SE 5d (1996/P) - Owner Review

Feels stable and quick during motorway commuting. Grippy and direct on back roads. Easy peasy in town. Willing, but predictable.
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Volkswagen Polo Hatchback (94-00)

Value

3 out of 5

Surprisingly ordinary prices? Paid above book for a p/x at VW dealer but worth the premium

Costs

3 out of 5

Try using an independent VW specialist like John Austin in Marks Tey, Essex. I've had many years of good advice. Dealer servicing a bit steep.

Driving

4 out of 5

Feels stable and quick during motorway commuting. Grippy and direct on back roads. Easy peasy in town. Willing, but predictable.

Performance

4 out of 5

Compares well with other vehicles i've driven. Willing rather than quick. Less torquey than my old 1.6 Golf but quite sprightly.

Reliability

5 out of 5

So far, so good. Bought at 94K and i've done 3K in 8 weeks. So far, so good. Confident of a hassle free winter.

Image

5 out of 5

Standard alloys, darkened lamps and black paint mine boy racery, but it looks good alongside the posh company cars at my office.

Comfort

5 out of 5

Really supportive seats with good range of adjustments. Quiet and stress free. Back seat isn't terribly big -)

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Insurance group: 13

Security

5 out of 5

My polo has a dealer fitted alarm. My colleague's BMW 3 series of the same age has the same thing.

Service

3 out of 5

Terribly charming but we'll see how they react when something goes wrong.

Problems

Bodywork
none

Engine
none

Gearbox
Replacement of rods in gear box mechanism. 2nd gear was obstructive.

Other
Front wheel bearings are worn

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