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Volkswagen Polo Hatchback 1.4 L 5d Auto (1996/P)

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

She's cheap and reliable to run :).

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Review submitted by
Carly Clarke on

Volkswagen Polo Hatchback (94-00)


4 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
I'm driving my first car :).

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
They think its great for what I paid for it, as it's so reliable and cheap to run. I've had no problems with it at all, which is unexpected considering its age.

Would you buy this car again and why?
Yes, only I'd go for the model with power steering.

What are you likely to buy next?
I'd like a VW Beetle (newer model).

Buying experience

3 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?
Didn't buy from a dealer

Did you buy this car new?

What price did you pay?

When did you buy the car?
June 2012

Did you get a good deal and why?
Yes, it was my first car, it cost me £500 and had only done around 56,000 miles.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Cheap first car.

What was the dealer like?

Driving it

3 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
A little stiff until you get used to it, as there is no power steering in my model, however after the first few weeks you tend to get used to it.

What's it like to park?
The same as its like to drive, a pain for the first few weeks due to the lack of power steering however after the first month or so you tend to get used to it, and I manage quite well now.

Living with it

4 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Apart from the fact that it was pulling slightly to the left, its perfect. Drives really well. I've had a few things replaced through choice because she's a little old and it was coming up to an MOT but I've had no faults on it at all, other than the drivers side lock, and the alternator had to be replaced when i first bought it.

What's most practical about your car?
She's cheap and reliable to run :).

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
With it being an old car there isn't exactly any gadgets.

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