Used Volkswagen Polo Hatchback (2000 - 2002) Review

Review by Parkers on
Last Updated: 08 Sep 2014
4
The last generation Polos retain proven strengths of the previous ranges. The biggest changes were on the inside, with an all-new dashboard and control layout.
Volkswagen Polo Hatchback (00-02)
Quality image, strong residual values, reliability.
Expensive for a supermini.

New price range:

£7,895 - £13,825

Used price range:

£190 - £1,020

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

4 out of 5

The last generation Polos retain proven strengths of the previous ranges. The biggest changes were on the inside, with an all-new dashboard and control layout. The range includes an efficient small turbo diesel, a sporty GTi model as well as tried-and-tested 1.0, 1.4 and 1.9 diesel engines. Polo doesn't grab the eye, but it's probably the ultimate quality supermini - safe, economical, easy to drive and long lasting.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

4 out of 5

Performance

4 out of 5

Handling

3.5 out of 5

Comfort

2.5 out of 5

Practicality

3.5 out of 5

Behind the wheel

3 out of 5

Safety

4 out of 5

Reliability

4.5 out of 5

Running costs

4 out of 5

Green credentials

not rated yet

Buying used

3.5 out of 5

Selling

4 out of 5

Equipment

2.5 out of 5

What owners say...

 Probably the boot, very spacious considering how small the car is.  

5 out of 5

Louis Metcalfe ,   04 Apr 2015    ... read more

 The hydraulic opening bonnet, power steering and its ease to park... but at the risk of sounding pedantic, there really was nothing else. It was far too small, the boot was small, the switch gear and...  

2 out of 5

Ali Yersever ,   20 May 2013    ... read more

 Interior Central Locking button, Stubby side mirror, large windows, small and agile. It's a perfect car for town. when petrol prices weren't extortionate, my 1.4 would last on £20 for a whole week,...  

4 out of 5

Joshua Roles ,   05 Apr 2011    ... read more

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