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Volkswagen Polo Hatchback 1.6 GTi 3d (2001/Y)

Volkswagen Polo Hatchback 1.6 GTi 3d (2001/Y) - Owner Review

Really likes to be revved. Fun to drive because it's so small you can do jammy moves. Good for long distance or short travels.
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Volkswagen Polo Hatchback (00-02)

Value

3 out of 5

Initial cost is as you'd expect from VW.

Costs

2 out of 5

Very thirsty when pushed. I only get 250-280 miles on a tank of £43. Parts not too cheap either - clutch = £180.

Driving

5 out of 5

Really likes to be revved. Fun to drive because it's so small you can do jammy moves. Good for long distance or short travels.

Performance

5 out of 5

REALLY FAST for 1.6. Watch people get in shock when you beat them or keep up with them. (Keep in mind it's only a 1.6 AND not a 3.2 M3).

Reliability

2 out of 5

Very poor, however, I believe that I had the misfortune of correcting all teething problems. Once they were sorted, car was a dream!

Image

5 out of 5

In my opinion just needs to be lowered, otherwise looks good with a lot of equipment which cost more on other cars.

Comfort

5 out of 5

Very supportive comfortable sport seats (heated), also good with climate control and sunroof.

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Insurance group: 23

Security

5 out of 5

What more can I say? I still have the car after taking it to South London!

Service

2 out of 5

VW = Very W*nkerish: they are too arrogant for their own good.

Problems

Bodywork
None except an alloy wheel corroded.

Engine
Engine management sensor and fan needed replacing.

Gearbox
Need replacing after only 20,000 miles.

Other
Pedal box replaced (known fault).

Ownership

Did you buy the car new?
No

Would you buy the same model again?
Yes

Did you buy from the same manufacturer again?
Yes