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Volkswagen Polo Hatchback 1.2 (60bhp) Match 5d (2012/62)

Volkswagen Polo Hatchback 1.2 (60bhp) Match 5d (2012/62) - Owner Review

There is lots of room in the boot even without the removable section. The car does seat 3 in the back but can be a little cramped if the adults are larger.

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Connor Honeyman on

Volkswagen Polo Hatchback 1.2 (60bhp) Match 5d (2012/62)


5 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
The car as a first car or a an every day car will be a very plesurable car to own. It is not as common as your fistas and clio's and will make you stand out a little more. The car will be a joy to live with and something you will not regret.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
My friends all like the car as they think it very good looks and suits me well. My family and neighbours all believe that is a very nice car and that I am lucky to have it as a first car... thus meaning that they associate it with value and a premium look.

Would you buy this car again and why?
Yes I would buy this car again as it is all you can want in a car and more.

What are you likely to buy next?
If I was to buy another car then I would hope to go for a Mercedes A class second hand or an BMW 1 series also second hand but this wont be for another couple of years.

Buying experience

5 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?
November 2014

Did you get a good deal and why?
I got a good deal as the car had done more miles than average for the age of the car, it had done 42,000 miles on a 2 year old car.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
First car.

What was the dealer like?
Dealer was friendly and polite but didn't want to be negotiated much on price but did throw in a few extras.

Driving it

4 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
The car despite having only 60 BHP does pull well if you are in the right gear. it has very good suspension for a little car and fast steering. It can be a little on the soft side but however it can still be fun on the county roads.

What's it like to park?
Very VERY good to park as there is good all round visibility and as the boot and the nose is relativity flat it is a very easy to judge car, as well as the good steering lock.

Living with it

5 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
One of the headlamps did have to be replaced but it was a cheap and simple fix. I opted to change both lights to a clear bright white looking light rather than the normal warm white to give it a newer look.

What's most practical about your car?
There is lots of room in the boot even without the removable section. The car does seat 3 in the back but can be a little cramped if the adults are larger.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
I have the Bluetooth kit inside which is offered for around 300 pounds fitted, it is very useful when playing music and making phone calls as it just comes though the stereo. On that note the standard stereo on the POLO is BRILLIANT!!! it has good bass and quality without being overpowering and also doesn't distort quality at higher volumes. Also the advantage of a AUX input as well means you can access your music on any device.

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