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Volkswagen Polo Hatchback 1.6 GTi 3d (2000/W)

Volkswagen Polo Hatchback 1.6 GTi 3d (2000/W) - Owner Review

Good Tight handling compared to some of VW's other GTI's of the time , power steering is a little light though!!
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Volkswagen Polo Hatchback (00-02)

Value

4 out of 5

Good value if you pick it up second hand.

Costs

3 out of 5

Insurance isn't too bad but chews its way through petrol and front tyres!!.

Driving

4 out of 5

Good Tight handling compared to some of VW's other GTI's of the time , power steering is a little light though!!

Performance

4 out of 5

Great nippy 1.6 16v engine but needs a 6th gear.

Reliability

2 out of 5

gearbox exploded in a shower of ball bearings and cogs twice in 10k miles , central locking has went t*$s up and rear wiper is possesed by the devil

Image

5 out of 5

much much better than standard polo's , I really cant stress how much better the interior in than standard polo's . Exterior is also a marked improvement with BBS split rim alloys (prone to flaking) and subtle body styling

Comfort

4 out of 5

seats are very supportive on long journeys and the suspension manages to be sporty without giving a harsh ride.

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Insurance group: 23

Security

5 out of 5

Cat1 immobiliser and alarm as standard.

Service

2 out of 5

servie dept are idiots , took it back for an outstanding pedal box recall and was told it would only take 30 mins (i was dubious as soon as i heard that) , ended up taking 2 days!!

Problems

Bodywork
Fantastic

Engine
HT leads corroding, leads to misfire and leads are expensive as only Polo & Lupo GTI's have these 16v engines.

Gearbox
Exploded twice within 10k miles, very prone to doing so according to other Polo GTI owners

Other
Central locking dead, rear wiper only works when it wants to and then for however long it feels like it. Even with these issues it is still a fantastic car but I just want something with 4wd and at least 1 turbo now!!

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