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Volkswagen Polo Hatchback 1.3 L 5d (1995/N)

Volkswagen Polo Hatchback 1.3 L 5d (1995/N) - Owner Review

Heavy steering without PAS, but good handling & acceleration is fine. Some road noise at high speed but nothing terrible.
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Volkswagen Polo Hatchback (94-00)

Value

3 out of 5

Expensive for what it is, but it is a good car compared to most other small cars of similar age.

Costs

3 out of 5

Running costs fine insurance & tax good fairly cheap but VW servicing is expensive, as are parts.

Driving

4 out of 5

Heavy steering without PAS, but good handling & acceleration is fine. Some road noise at high speed but nothing terrible.

Performance

4 out of 5

Good car, handles well in town & on motorways. Good fuel economy too, but better in motorway miles.

Reliability

3 out of 5

A few niggles (mostly age related) but one big fault (engine starting then failing after 2/3 seconds - needed new distributor) that took 3 garage visits to discover! Make sure timing belt is changed at 60,000 miles.

Image

4 out of 5

Hasn't dated too badly at all, but its quite conservative.

Comfort

3 out of 5

Very comfortable for drivers (even tall ones), rear passenger space a bit tight though. Boot is large, & with rear seats folded down the back holds a lot of stuff!

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Insurance group: 9

Security

4 out of 5

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Service

3 out of 5

VW servicing & parts are expensive, but in general service is very good. Some dealers better than others - try to get recommendations.

Problems

Bodywork
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Engine
The only problem was starting then failing, caused by faulty distributor.

Gearbox
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Other
Rear washer jet hasn't worked for 2 years & VW have no idea why!

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