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Volkswagen Polo Hatchback 1.4 CL 3d (1997/R)

Volkswagen Polo Hatchback 1.4 CL 3d (1997/R) - Owner Review

can fit 5 resonably confortably in it.

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Review submitted by
Andy Moss 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?
good little first car. dont like it now with all the problems. good little nippy car for towns.

Would you buy this car again and why?
not this model of polo.

What are you likely to buy next?
3 series bmw or polo gti

Buying experience

2 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 2008

Did you get a good deal and why?
no. had lots of problems with it for the price. usually VW tend to hold there value well and tend to make solid cars.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
needed a reliable car quickly

What was the dealer like?

Driving it

3 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
an lot of body roll, understeers a lot. cant get more than about 2200 rpm to move it in 1st gear. picks up well from 2nd, 3rd and 4th in low rev range. 5th brilliant for motorways as it can easilly sit at 80-90mph. generally good ride.

What's it like to park?
easy as has a flat back

Living with it

3 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
both rear wheel bearings, front near side now needs replacing, both front lower arms due to rust, sump as it had rusted a small hole in it and was dripping oil, rear brake cylinders, electric windows keep poping out of the runners, few rust spots but what is expected on a 12 yr old car.

What's most practical about your car?
can fit 5 resonably confortably in it.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
electric windows when they work.

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