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Volkswagen Polo Hatchback 1.6 GTi 5d (2001/X)

Volkswagen Polo Hatchback 1.6 GTi 5d (2001/X) - Owner Review

125bhp, lots of torque and power to weight, gears are a bit notchy. I think this may be because I'm used to the Golf Turbo which I had before this. The dash is nice, some chrome in there lights up blue at night, with the lights on and the Xenon headlamps.
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Volkswagen Polo Hatchback (00-02)

Value

3 out of 5

I think they are overpriced, but then they are rare.

Costs

4 out of 5

Good on fuel, but you drive it hard and you will use fuel like any car.

Driving

4 out of 5

125bhp, lots of torque and power to weight, gears are a bit notchy. I think this may be because I'm used to the Golf Turbo which I had before this. The dash is nice, some chrome in there lights up blue at night, with the lights on and the Xenon headlamps.

Performance

4 out of 5

125bhp, responsive when it needs to be. Not forgetting its a small car.

Reliability

4 out of 5

Be OK, the alloy wheels have gone a bit scabby and the air con has seemed to pack up, as has the central locking.

Image

3 out of 5

Not much to separate it from the rest, apart from the xenon headlamps and the sports grill and wheels.

Comfort

4 out of 5

Not bad seats could have done with a bit more support and the seats seem a little small.

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Insurance group: 23

Security

5 out of 5

Still got it so far.

Service

1 out of 5

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Problems

Bodywork
Got a black one, hard to keep clean.

Engine
A bit noisy, air con packed up.

Gearbox
Seems a bit notchy, but maybe there meant to be like that.

Other
Central locking also packed up, alloy wheels are scruffy but they all seem to be like this.

Ownership

Did you buy the car new?
No

Would you buy the same model again?
No

Did you buy from the same manufacturer again?
Yes