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Volkswagen Polo Hatchback 1.6 GTi 3d (2000/W)

Volkswagen Polo Hatchback 1.6 GTi 3d (2000/W) - Owner Review

Compact on the outside, spacious on the inside. Quick and not too thirsty

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Review submitted by
Bob Gibbon on

Volkswagen Polo Hatchback (00-02)


4 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
Its a mini Golf, so much the same I suppose, but not too fussed

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
They like it, not too many about, a little exclusivity.

Would you buy this car again and why?
Possibly the new PoloGTI, VW dealer servicing might put me off though

What are you likely to buy next?
hope to keep this for a while

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?
December 2005

Did you get a good deal and why?

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Looks, size, image and performance

What was the dealer like?

Driving it

5 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Great fun, firm, seats good (would go for leather to give smarter appearance) good acceleration, however at 80mph it sits at about 4000rpm and a little noisy, could've done with a longer 5th or even a 6th gear. returns 34mpg on a daily commute (9 roundabouts each way so plenty of variation) more than happy with that!

What's it like to park?
Its small... with reasonable visability... a doddle really

Living with it

4 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Cambelt tensioner went at about 40,000 miles. Gearbox went at 53,000 miles although no longer under warranty, dealership covered half of cost in lieu of FVWSH, it went again within 1000 miles (suspisions over work done) but replaced FOC and has not gone yet (fingers crossed)

What's most practical about your car?
Compact on the outside, spacious on the inside. Quick and not too thirsty

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
Aircon useful but you feel it kick in in the engine

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