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Volkswagen Polo Hatchback 1.0 E 3d (2000/W)

Volkswagen Polo Hatchback 1.0 E 3d (2000/W) - Owner Review

Poor turning circle makes maneuvering difficult. Nice steering, but a very soft clutch.
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Volkswagen Polo Hatchback (00-02)

Value

4 out of 5

Rather expensive, but it comes with good features as standard (ABS, PAS, 2 airbags).

Costs

3 out of 5

Expensive to service, but has cost me very little otherwise.

Driving

3 out of 5

Poor turning circle makes maneuvering difficult. Nice steering, but a very soft clutch.

Performance

2 out of 5

This is where the car is really let down. Once you get used to it, you can push the Polo somewhat, but it's sluggish at best.

Reliability

4 out of 5

My Polo has only failed to start once, and that was due to a manufacturing fault involving the ignition switch. VW fixed it at no cost and without any arguments.

Image

3 out of 5

Looks nice and occasionally mistaken for a Golf, but otherwise unexciting.

Comfort

4 out of 5

Never had any complaints from passengers, front or rear.

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Insurance group: 5

Security

4 out of 5

No problems at all.

Service

4 out of 5

Service generally quite good. Work carried out quickly and at my convenience.

Problems

Bodywork
No problems at all.

Engine
None.

Gearbox
Occasionally refuses to go into 1st gear, but otherwise ok.

Other
Some badly fitted trim in the passenger footwell.

Ownership

Did you buy the car new?
Yes

Would you buy the same model again?
No

Did you buy from the same manufacturer again?
Yes