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Volkswagen Polo Hatchback 1.4 Match 5d (2011/61)

Volkswagen Polo Hatchback 1.4 Match 5d (2011/61) - Owner Review

5 door hatchback, can seat 5 people at a squeeze, decent boot for car of this size, perfect size for town driving.
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Review submitted by
Duane Hibbert on

Volkswagen Polo Hatchback 1.4 Match 5d (2011/61)

Summary

4 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
The car whispers sweet nothings in my ear. I would let you know but its private.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
Most like VW cars so generally positive feedback.

Would you buy this car again and why?
Yes if I needed a small hatchback again. The car has a mixture of good drive, quality feel and good looks inside and out.

What are you likely to buy next?
I have recently changed car to an Audi TT 2.0T, as I wanted a fast sporty car. However I do miss the cheap running costs of the Polo :).

Buying experience

4 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?
Franchised

Did you buy this car new?
Used

What price did you pay?
£9,000

When did you buy the car?
June 2014

Did you get a good deal and why?
Bought from VW so paid the premium. However I got £500 off the advertised price without haggling. Also as from VW the car was approved - low miles 30k, 1 owner, bit less than 3yrs old, main dealer FSH, 12 months warranty, 30 day money back, new MOT.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
I wanted a 5 door hatchback that looked good and had good build quality. Also a car that would be good for town driving.

What was the dealer like?
Very friendly and helpful as should be expected from VW. Good after sales care salesman gave me his mobile number for any help I needed about the car. Was contacted by VW a week later to see how my buying experience was and if the car was ok. Received reminder about service and MOT a year later.

Driving it

4 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Nippy around town, easily fit through tight spaces in town. Ideal for 2 adults and kids/ teens/ small adults in the back. Should have no issue with power & speed providing you dont over load the car with extra weight. Drives well on the motorway easy to over take with a little run up. Goes well over 70mph not that I tried 'wink wink'. Good in bad weather on the motorway ie heavy wind and rain the car feels stable and planted. No issues with hills flies up them. Pulls well at higher rmp's not that you will need to rev the car high. I find the car is enjoyable to drive on all types of roads. The clutch pedal is light along with the steering. Soft suspension set up for comfort. Gears changes are smooth and effortless with a good feel to the gear stick when going through gears.

What's it like to park?
Easy to park due to light steering and good all round visibility. Also compact size means good for smaller spaces and bays.

Living with it

5 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Trouble-free & passed second MOT with no issues.

What's most practical about your car?
5 door hatchback, can seat 5 people at a squeeze, decent boot for car of this size, perfect size for town driving.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
Ipod connection with option of USB (VW MDI cable in glove box), Leather steering wheel and handbrake (gives car premium feel) worth getting if you can, front fog lights.

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