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Volkswagen Polo Hatchback 1.4 Match 5d (2001/51)

Volkswagen Polo Hatchback 1.4 Match 5d (2001/51) - Owner Review

The boot was a rather generous size.

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Review submitted by
Rickie Sung on

Volkswagen Polo Hatchback (00-02)


4 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
Your young, your slightly naughty but you don't want to shout about it to the world.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
Generally I recieved good feedback, back seats aren't the most spacious so when fitting 5 people in it did become a slight problem.

Would you buy this car again and why?
I own a Golf now so I don't think i'd go back to a small car anytime soon.

What are you likely to buy next?
Ford Focus ST, Golf GTI, Seat Leon Cupra R. Something along those lines.

Buying experience

3 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?

Did you buy this car new?

What price did you pay?

When did you buy the car?
September 2005

Did you get a good deal and why?
The dealer offered me a rather decent price for my old Fiesta, considering it turned itself off randomly whilst driving!

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
My first car was a Fiesta, I always wanted a VW since my dad had driven Golfs throughout my lifetime, so the Polo seemed a good choice

What was the dealer like?
He seemed like a nice chap, however the next time I walked into the dealership to sort a problem with my pedal box he looked through me like a ghost. Top quality aftersales service I say.

Driving it

4 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
It handled itself well under all circumstances, you felt comfortable giving it a bit of a push. It's nippy around town, but it only has 60BHP so its hardly a meteorite, overtaking buses and lorries are a no no... unless you wanted to end your life and be famous in the local gazette. Easy to drive around city.

What's it like to park?
Its compact, had electric mirrors too so you could park virtually anywhere. The rear window is a little high so thats a slight drawback.

Living with it

4 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Pedal box went within the first year but that was fixed under warranty, plus the clutch and clutch cables needed replacing during the last year I owned it. The gears became rather loose toward the end of its life with me.

What's most practical about your car?
The boot was a rather generous size.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
I was rather obsessed with the pitching headlights and AC was a dream come true... after all it was my second car.

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