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Volkswagen Polo Hatchback 1.4 16V 3d (1997/R)

Volkswagen Polo Hatchback 1.4 16V 3d (1997/R) - Owner Review

Great - 100bhp, uprated suspension on 16v model.
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Volkswagen Polo Hatchback (94-00)

Value

4 out of 5

Used values sliding now, sound buy.

Costs

3 out of 5

£60 from an independent garage to sort out random cutting out (known Polo trait).

Driving

5 out of 5

Great - 100bhp, uprated suspension on 16v model.

Performance

5 out of 5

Use recommended 98 Ron petrol (eg Shell Optimax) and she flies!

Reliability

5 out of 5

Starts every time. I firmly believe owners of the 16v model should use 98 Ron petrol - the engine is designed for it.

Image

5 out of 5

VW - classless.

Comfort

4 out of 5

OK. Sports seats very supportive.

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Insurance group: 20

Security

2 out of 5

Standard immobiliser only.

Service

2 out of 5

Use a good independent garage.

Problems

Bodywork
Wheel arches trap mud and can rust.

Engine
Engines can cut out - use 98 Ron petrol and give it some stick.

Gearbox
Vague, notchy.

Other
Interior rear view mirror can degrade.

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