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Volkswagen Polo Hatchback 1.6 GTi 3d (2001/51)

Volkswagen Polo Hatchback 1.6 GTi 3d (2001/51) - Owner Review

good fuel economy compared to performance and good performance compared to insurance group 12.

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Review submitted by
Sam Condon on

Volkswagen Polo Hatchback (00-02)


5 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
classy but a touch cheeky.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
love it, always gets comments and often catch people looking.

Would you buy this car again and why?
yes but with lower miles.

What are you likely to buy next?
selling to buy the Golf GT TDI 150

Buying experience

4 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?
June 2007

Did you get a good deal and why?
had been in the family from new, full service history, perfect condition.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
sporty good looks, punchy performance, low insurance group, classy image.

What was the dealer like?

Driving it

5 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
handles great, very very punchy performance if your in the correct gear which makes it great around town, cruises well with below average noise levels, could do with more torque for top end speed and to save on changing gear all the time.

What's it like to park?
easy it can fit in very small gaps but it always get double parked anyway.

Living with it

3 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
impulse sender about £100, exhaust bracket about £20

What's most practical about your car?
good fuel economy compared to performance and good performance compared to insurance group 12.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
xenon lights, in dash sat nav, glowing blue dials with red needles look really cool at night the red seat belts look good to.

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Insurance group: 23