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

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

Poised, grippy and underrated by many.
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Volkswagen Polo Hatchback (00-02)

Value

4 out of 5

Good if you compare the spec with a 1.4 16V.

Costs

3 out of 5

Reasonable, but use the performance and fuel consumption can drop below 30mpg.

Driving

5 out of 5

Poised, grippy and underrated by many.

Performance

5 out of 5

Good midrange acceleration, particularly useful for snappy overtaking manoeuvres.

Reliability

4 out of 5

Generally good, but a manufacturing fault caused a pedal box failure - couldn't select gears properly. Fixed under warranty.

Image

4 out of 5

Attracts some admiring looks, but I supect many think it's just a tarted up 1.0 because GTi is quite rare and not well known.

Comfort

4 out of 5

Hard ride, but acceptable for a sporty car. Seats OK. Climate control is good.

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Security

5 out of 5

Deadlocks/alarm etc all standard.

Service

3 out of 5

Varies with the staff I'm dealing with. They need to be pushed sometimes.

Problems

Bodywork
-

Engine
-

Gearbox
-

Other
Pedal box failure.

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