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

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

5 doors and decent boot for such a small car.

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Review submitted by
Louis Metcalfe on

Volkswagen Polo Hatchback (00-02)


4 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
You want something small and decent, but want to retain an upmarket image.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
Good looking car and nice inside, fast too.

Would you buy this car again and why?
Definitely, it drives really nicely on a tight country road, could do with a tiny bit more power but that's just my 19 year old self talking.

What are you likely to buy next?
Either one of these with lower miles and 3 doors or a golf gti mk5 would be nice.

Buying experience

5 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?
Didn't buy from a dealer

Did you buy this car new?

What price did you pay?

When did you buy the car?
March 2015

Did you get a good deal and why?
Managed to knock quite a bit off of the asking price, I found out why later on.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Needed an upgrade from my bottom of the line Astra! always been a fan of them too.

What was the dealer like?
Nice chap.

Driving it

5 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Really nice on a country road, nice and small for the city and light on the steering too.

What's it like to park?
Very easy, good visibility and light steering.

Living with it

4 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
ABS light came on, turned out the ABS module had failed and needed to be repaired, clutch also has gone but of course that's just ware and tear.

What's most practical about your car?
5 doors and decent boot for such a small car.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
Climate control and the traction control.

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