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Volkswagen Polo Hatchback 1.6 GL 3d (1995/N)

Volkswagen Polo Hatchback 1.6 GL 3d (1995/N) - Owner Review

Very frugal - 400 miles plus on a tank of unleaded.

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Review submitted by
Peter Coleman on

Volkswagen Polo Hatchback (94-00)


4 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
It's a good car for a couple - especially a couple who don't carry adult passengers very often. Great for going round town and the odd long journey.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
They think it's a great little runabout.

Would you buy this car again and why?
Probably not - I have kids now and the 3 door would be a pain. Plus it's roomy, but there's not enough boot space for all the kit. I would certainly buy one again. My car met it's end by being sideswiped by a fully loaded artic and being rolled at 50mph. Both my wife and I walked away completely unscathed.

What are you likely to buy next?
I bought a Golf.

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?
November 2003

Did you get a good deal and why?

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?

What was the dealer like?

Driving it

3 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Nice and nippy in town. Not bad on the motorway - will sit at 75 in 5th with no problems. Tends to run out of steam on long uphill drags - especially with more than 2 adults in the car.

What's it like to park?
Dead easy. Good all round visibiity, and nice and small.

Living with it

4 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
The factory fitted immobiliser flattened the battery after a week standing. No mechanical failures. Electric window motors got very sluggish. Factory exhaust lasted 60,000 miles before needing replacement.

What's most practical about your car?
Very frugal - 400 miles plus on a tank of unleaded.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?

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