Owners' Review

Choose a different review

Volkswagen Polo Hatchback 1.4 Match 3d (1999/T)

Volkswagen Polo Hatchback 1.4 Match 3d (1999/T) - Owner Review

Excellent drive at lower speeds around town, very responsive. Loses edge slightly at higher speeds but still a very thorough driving experience.
4

Want to know everything there is to know about this car? Then click on a link to see other car buying advice and help including car reviewscar valuations and cars for sale.

Review submitted by
Anonymous on

Volkswagen Polo Hatchback (94-00)

Value

3 out of 5

Overpriced compared to competitors. Fair depreciation.

Costs

2 out of 5

Official urban fuel consumption figures only gained with very careful driving. Dealer service charges high.

Driving

4 out of 5

Excellent drive at lower speeds around town, very responsive. Loses edge slightly at higher speeds but still a very thorough driving experience.

Performance

4 out of 5

Very punchy and responsive engine but at the expence of fuel economy. Drive very carefully for adequate performance, and good mpg.

Reliability

5 out of 5

Engine very trouble free, no problems in two and half years. very minor occurances of electric windows, interior lights failing but otherwise excellent.

Image

5 out of 5

A touch of class, Volkswagen superior image even with this mid range model.

Comfort

4 out of 5

Excellent interior, very hard wearing, good leg room at rear (with averaged size driver in front). Comfortable and versatile driving position with height adjustable steering and seats.

Get an Insurance Quote

We've gathered the biggest companies on the market in one place to save you money.

Security

4 out of 5

If buying, be sure to superglue the detatchable aerial to its slot, or it will go missing.

Service

2 out of 5

High dealer charges, poor customer relations. I also own a Toyota, and their dealers are so much more friendly than Volkswagen's and less interested in only the cash.

Problems

Bodywork
Slight dints in usual places otherwise strong body.

Engine
-

Gearbox
When new had a slight stiff reverse.

Other
Less than perfect electricals, electric windows, lights and high power consumption from heaters.

Ownership

Did you buy the car new?
Yes

Would you buy the same model again?
No

Did you buy from the same manufacturer again?
Yes