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Volkswagen Polo Hatchback 1.4 S (75ps) 3d (2000/W)

Volkswagen Polo Hatchback 1.4 S (75ps) 3d (2000/W) - Owner Review

Steering is overlight gearbox grouchy especially when warm
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Volkswagen Polo Hatchback (00-02)

Value

3 out of 5

Expensive for what you get ie no sunroof, 3 speaker stereo

Costs

2 out of 5

Spares are expensive

Driving

2 out of 5

Steering is overlight gearbox grouchy especially when warm

Performance

3 out of 5

Nippy, but 75 bhp from a 1.4 engine is nothing special and the engine is harsh if you venture into the upper rev range

Reliability

1 out of 5

Diabolical - has broken down almost weekly and so far has baffled both the garge it was purchased from and the VW dealer called in to help.

Image

3 out of 5

VW has a perceived image of quality, but it is in my opinion, only perceived. The interior is well finished.

Comfort

3 out of 5

Good seats and it rides well. Well geared for a small car for the motorway

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Insurance group: 11

Security

2 out of 5

Nothing to brag about here - no plip entry which its competitors have as standard

Service

1 out of 5

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Problems

Bodywork
None, appears well made

Engine
Electronics have created havoc, cutting the engine out in the middle lane of a busy motorway and stranding my wife miles from home.

Gearbox
unpleasant to use

Other
I'm sorry I ever bought this car, I should have had more regard to the Which? Report and i'll never buy a VW, Audi, Seat, Skoda or other VW product again. If everything was as reliable as a Volkswagen we'd all be using the bus.

Ownership

Did you buy the car new?
No

Would you buy the same model again?
No

Did you buy from the same manufacturer again?
No