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Volkswagen Polo Hatchback 1.6 GL 3d (1995/N)

Volkswagen Polo Hatchback 1.6 GL 3d (1995/N) - Owner Review

Pretty good, but can get uncomfy on long trips. Body roll on twisty back roads can be pretty hairy!
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Volkswagen Polo Hatchback (94-00)

Value

2 out of 5

Quite pricey to buy - but residuals are good so shouldn't get caned when it's time to move it on.

Costs

3 out of 5

Decent on fuel and servicing has been ok - but watch out for 6000 mile service intervals! (This may have changed on later models).

Driving

3 out of 5

Pretty good, but can get uncomfy on long trips. Body roll on twisty back roads can be pretty hairy!

Performance

3 out of 5

Feels underpowered for a 1.6 (74BHP) - quite nippy at lower end, but screams a bit at higher speeds.

Reliability

2 out of 5

Driver's power window has packed up and the alarm/ immobiliser has been removed due to total failure.

Image

4 out of 5

Nice looking car - looks better than most model of this age/ type.

Comfort

2 out of 5

Seats not the most comfortable - interior fairly basic.

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Insurance group: 14

Security

1 out of 5

Had factory fitted alarm/immobiliser which died horribly - now has neither!

Service

3 out of 5

Haven't used VW Dealer so can't comment.

Problems

Bodywork
Solid body - no problems

Engine
Noisy and underpowered but keeps going

Gearbox
No problems as yet

Other
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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