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Volkswagen Polo Hatchback 1.4 CL 3d (1998/R)

Volkswagen Polo Hatchback 1.4 CL 3d (1998/R) - Owner Review


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Review submitted by
Ben Lambert on

Volkswagen Polo Hatchback (94-00)


4 out of 5

What does this car say about you?

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
Like the car and especially the full open air sunroof ! Think the car great value for money compared to newer more expensive cars.

Would you buy this car again and why?
Probably not but would certainly recomend it to first time drivers

What are you likely to buy next?
Golf or focus

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?
October 2009

Did you get a good deal and why?
Fairly good deal with low mileage and extras like GTI mk2 wheels.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?

What was the dealer like?

Driving it

4 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
For a 1.4 its fairly slow and should be producing more than 60bhp ! Nippy in 2nd and 3rd. Steering can start to get shaky above 60 on uneven road but can cruise on motorway fine. Its good round the bends with bigger wheels and wider tyres

What's it like to park?
Light steering and good visabilty makes it easy.

Living with it

4 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Thermostat and passenger side electric window mechanism. Reliabilty is overrated with this generation of polo.

What's most practical about your car?

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
I have the open air model and its brilliant. Also got mp3 connection which is handy.

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