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Gabwag Polo — Absolutely awesome in corners, handles like a beast. Needs a bit of work on the body as there are some rust patches, but everything is easy fix ;) lovely little car to drive, great on long journeys however to keep it cool at 70mph heaters need to be on at all time....

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: handling

Cons: Overheating problems, need a bigger radiator i think...

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Ideal First Time Buyer Car Without Any Mechanical Headaches. — I've had this Volkswagen Polo for 3 years and has been a very loyal friend, every time I turn the key it starts first time. It might be 15 years old, but it still feels very solid. Only had one minor fail with a recent MOT, but apart from that this VW has been brilliant. Filling the tank is about £35 and gets great MPG. I'm going to be loyal to the VW brand, but it's going to be a tough day in getting rid of this little fella.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: It may not have the cult following as the Beetle or Camper, but this little Polo is very popular and is aging nicely.

Cons: Only problem is the red paint can fade badly and turn pink, but polish can help that.

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Lovely Wee Car — Love this wee motor, it handles and drives quality. it isnt the fastest car but for a 1.4 its got a bit nip about it. brilliant build quality apart from a few patches off rust due to the age. i think it looks good both inside and out. a fairly cheep car to own due to not needing and work done to it. the cars amazing fun to drive.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: Always a vw fan, and the polo stands out as a favourite

Cons: Not really found any yet.

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1996 Volkswagen Polo — Performance: 1.9 Non Turbo Diesel is slow, I nearly got out dragged by a Lorry, but is quick at mid range. Brakes weren't great, handled well. Build Quality: Nothing on this basic model to go wrong, so all good. Appearance: I T-Cuted this car from pink back to red, once I had finished it looked fine. Cost of Ownership: Very Good on diesel, almost 70MPG and cheap to insure. Fun Factor: Great to drive, loads of fun.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: Economical, Reliable, Nippy mid range, Good Drive

Cons: Basic spec. Get a top spec one. Slow diesel at low revs.

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Loved It — This is a lovely first time car , 1.1 its easy to keep , the speed in this car is not great really have to push the accelerator to get it up , it also did not have power steering so it was a bit hard to turn , great suspension on this car going over stonds and rocks you world hardly notice , loved this car , great heating system in this car , heat form the minute you turn it on , handling in this car is good once you get used to the no power steering , this car does also look good , radiator in this car is a downside , its very hard to take it out as it is all built in , this car is well built to my standards so 8/10 for this car

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: comfort

Cons: no power steering

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Vw Polo 1.9 - 1996 (p) — 1.9 Diesel, solid build, average performance, not bad for a first car but high on insurance due to engine size. Fuel consumption is quite good as it's a diesel, servicing costs are what you would expect from VW and can be quite costly. Taxing this car today could be quite costly.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Good fuel consumption, solid build quality.

Cons: Very slow to accelerate in higher gears

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1996 Volkswagen Polo Se — Performance: Not bad for a 1.4 but I've never driven anything more powerful! Build Quality: Has its little mechanical rattles as a 12yo car does but interior and body is pretty solid Appearance: Not as nice as the 6N2 but I like it. Interior is practical with everything within easy reach Cost of Ownership: Fuel tank is relatively small, can only get about 300 miles per tank but is good for 40mpg. Tax is cheap, and insurance very good for a driver on a provisional. Fun Factor: I find it very fun!

Pros: Great drive, cheap to run, GREAT first car.

Cons: Engine based on ealier models

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Polo — i love my car to bits and going to spend loads of money and time on it to get it to how i want it with a loud sound system and nice wheels its quite quick for a 1.4 is lowerd by 40mm all round with standard wheels on at the moment

Pros: good engine

Cons: small wheels

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1996 Vw Polo 1.9 Diesel — i love that it does 480 miles on 3 quarters of a tank i hate that it sounds like a van lol

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Small, Yet Has Lots Of Power To Give — nice car, great fuel consumption, perfect for the city, though the gear is a bit too short for those seeking speeds above 70 mph

Pros: interior, had to redo the roof plus the dashboard is broken

Cons: performence, great engine comparing to the size of the car

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Reviews From Other Years

2008 Volkswagen Polo Reviews

Polo 1.6 By Gurbinder

Overall performance of the car is great, it looks nice, handles very good , build quality is excellent, Interiors are not bad, milage is bit on lower side and maintenance cost is bit on higher side ... Read More

Overall Good Car By Paul

No electric windows and i realy wish the car could have a bit more power. The power lack is only low range where you cruise and it has no power to overtake. the car has all the extras but no electri... Read More

2007 Volkswagen Polo Reviews

Good Safe Little Car, Reliable, Just Wish It Was A Bit More Powerful By Martyn

Brakes are good, acceleration not so much. Decent build, usual german car standard with a bit more plastic as it's small. Looks alright, definately not ugly, and interior is clean and well thought o... Read More

Awesome Polo By Rudi

Good car all around. What it lacks in performance it sure makes up in character. Reliable and also economical. Value for money you wont get better. Services are not expensive and the dealerships are u... Read More

2006 Volkswagen Polo Reviews

Vw Build Quality And Great Performance By Shaun

Fantastic mixture of performance and fuel efficiency. The power is incredible, driving up a hill at 130kph in 6th gear and still got plenty torque. Simple car with all features needed, Power Sterring,... Read More

Awsome Car By Jacques

Best in its class, good performance for a 1.6, fast acceleration, great braking, outstanding handling. Very strong build, no squeks or ratteling. Interior is a little plain, but still nice. Exterior i... Read More

2005 Volkswagen Polo Reviews

Vw You Can't Go Wrong By Frans En

•Performance - acceleration is very good, braking is excelent, handling is verygood •Build Quality - is excelent no squeaks or rattles for a car with almost 200000km on the odo •Appearance - both int... Read More

Reliability By Reandré

Performes well for a 1.6i. The build quality is acceptable. The styling is not as pretty as the hatchback, but it is practical. It is very light on fuel, I had an average consumption of 13.5 kilometer... Read More

2004 Volkswagen Polo Reviews

U Should'v Heared It. . . By Nelson

Polo Classic 1.6!! I used to call it the White Bullet because of it's exclusive preformances, this car made wonders, it may sound scary but true - the Golf 5 GTI, Beemer 330i as well as the Merc Komp... Read More

Very Nice Car! By Cp

Awsome student car, great fuel consumption yet the performance is still respectable! When I bought the car, I had to change the clutch, cam belt, control arm bushes and had to service it, because the ... Read More

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