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Volkswagen Polo Hatchback 1.6 GL 5d (1999/T)

Volkswagen Polo Hatchback 1.6 GL 5d (1999/T) - Owner Review


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Review submitted by
Dan Wyatt on

Volkswagen Polo Hatchback (94-00)


3 out of 5

What does this car say about you?

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?

Would you buy this car again and why?
this is my second polo, but will want a bigger faster car next time. have been very disappointed with this car, think its hard a hard life before i bought it. but my last polo was good, so would recommend them generally

What are you likely to buy next?
looking at seat leon diesel

Buying experience

3 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?

Did you buy this car new?

What price did you pay?

When did you buy the car?
January 2006

Did you get a good deal and why?
Nope, paid over the odds but was in a rush to buy so stumped up

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Driving it

3 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
ok, lots of body roll when cornering fast. nippy up about 30mph, but overall suprisingly slow for a 1.6, only 75bhp. comfortable cruising on the motorway, but no pull whatsoever in 5th gear - have to thrash it in 4th to get it moving especially when fully loaded

What's it like to park?
easy, good visability and flat back and power steering

Living with it

4 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Lots, my previous polo ran like clockwork - but this one has been a nightmare. Central locking broke, rear heated window broke, lots of rattles, and most costly of all the clutch and gearbox blew up at about 65,000. very disappointing and expensive

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