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Volkswagen Polo Hatchback 1.9 D CL 5d (1998/S)

Volkswagen Polo Hatchback 1.9 D CL 5d (1998/S) - Owner Review

The size is great for a first car, decent sized boot for a small hatch too. Split rear seats were handy for camping trips.
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Review submitted by
Mhairi Reynolds on

Volkswagen Polo Hatchback (94-00)

Summary

5 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
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What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
Seats aren't to comfy on long journeys, but a great first car.

Would you buy this car again and why?
Yes, it was cheap to run for a fast little car.

What are you likely to buy next?
Volkswagen Golf 1.9 SE TDI 2005.

Buying experience

5 out of 5

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

Did you buy this car new?
Used

What price did you pay?
£995

When did you buy the car?
September 2007

Did you get a good deal and why?
Price was fair.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Cheap first car with 5 doors.

What was the dealer like?
-

Driving it

5 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Great - such a nippy car, quicker than my new 2002 Peugeot 1.4 307 for sure.

What's it like to park?
Great turning circle, so easy to park due to its size.

Living with it

4 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Mainly age-related problems. A lot of rusting including on the doors. Drivers door lock went within a week (lock mechanism needed replacing). Exhaust needed completely replacing due to age.

What's most practical about your car?
The size is great for a first car, decent sized boot for a small hatch too. Split rear seats were handy for camping trips.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
Electric front windows.

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