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Volkswagen Polo Hatchback 1.4 CL 5d (1996/N)

Volkswagen Polo Hatchback 1.4 CL 5d (1996/N) - Owner Review

5 doors, comfy, always starts first time, nippy engine

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Review submitted by
Samuel Wainwright on

Volkswagen Polo Hatchback (94-00)


4 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
first car, which it is

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
like it but cramped in the back

Would you buy this car again and why?
yes but the diesel version as its to thirsty for my liking, no matter how i drive

What are you likely to buy next?
polo 1.9D/ TDI

Buying experience

4 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?
August 2007

Did you get a good deal and why?
yes-750 quid with a full history and just 65k on the clock

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
cheap low mileage,heard good thinds about themand full service history

What was the dealer like?

Driving it

4 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
nippy at low and high speeds however imho lacks power between 50 and 70 in 4th gear. however soon picks up again, managed to achieve top speed of 107. nice steering and gearbox, however awful handling round bends, very bouncy suspension

What's it like to park?
easy, pas helps

Living with it

4 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
distributor cap packed in the day after i bought it reulsting in stuttering/ cutting out when touching the accelerator. 30 quid to replace by a mechanic friend of the family

What's most practical about your car?
5 doors, comfy, always starts first time, nippy engine

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
power steering, surprised to find on such an old car making it a doddle to park

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