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Community Level 5Clurbur85

Clurbur85

A reliable runaround!

AdvantagesGood price, easy to drive, feels safe, smooth gears, four doors, efficient.

DisadvantagesIt takes a while to pick up speed, old fashioned interior

"When I heard that an old school friend was selling his 1999 T-reg VW Polo for £500, I thought that it was something I should invest in. At the time I was driving a 1993 Nissan Micra - which resembled a tin can - so the time had come to buy a replacement. I bought the car with 10 months MOT and four months tax remaining - so it's fair to say that I snagged myself a bargain. That said, there was a pretty large dint in the driver's door, from an ..." Read review
21.09.2011

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Community Level 1eviec

eviec

My Polo 1.0

AdvantagesIt's a great little city/town/country car. Its fabulously economic.

DisadvantagesNo power steering on this particular model.

"...going to be something from Volkswagen that I would take much pride in calling my first car. I began with a Mark 2 Golf Driver. It was nippy, clean, honestly, absolutely rust free, beautiful little car. But it had problems way beyond my pocket and so I moved on. My dad brought me home a little 1.3 1995 purple Polo. I'll admit it, as sad as it sounds, it was love at first sight, but with Pedro, my name for it, it was never meant to be, he came ..." Read review
05.10.2009

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Community Level 1jomino

jomino

Pert Purple Polo

AdvantagesFuel economy, Reliability, Comfort, Handling and Cheap Tax/Insurance

DisadvantagesSlow acceleration (expected for engine size) and poor standard sound system

"---The Car--- I purchased my P reg Polo (1996) just over 12 months ago and can say that she has grown on me. I should also mention that this is my first real car. I did have a M reg Peugeot 106 (an absolute shed I might mention) which I managed to crash within 4 days of passing my test. Oops. 'The Purple Princess' as she is now know had only covered 53000 miles when I was nudged and winked into buying her by my Dad who swears by Volkswagens (having ..." Read review
19.02.2009

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Community Level 7babajane32

babajane32

My Polo has many holes....

Advantagesnow let me think.....

Disadvantageshow long have you got?

"...tired, and seemingly more practical Volkswagen Polo C. I have owned it now for about 12 hours, driven it for about 4 hours and in the wise words of Jeremy Clarkson, it is hateful, hateful (yes thrice) hateful, car. Why you may ask have I come to this conclusion in such a short space of time? Well, read on a little further and I’ll enlighten you. - - - - - - - - - - - - - Specs- Dual circuit brakes 1043 cc engine 4 speed ,manual gear ..." Read review
30.06.2003

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Community Level 1ahughes1000

ahughes1000

My Polo 1.0

AdvantagesStrong, Sturdy Car & Little Big Car Feel

DisadvantagesNone as Yet

"...Polo 1.0litre. I decided on Volkswagen after Id had a lot of trouble with my first car a Peugeot 106, eeevil things wont go there. Ive always heard that Volkswagens were reliable well built cars though I'd never really taken much notice of them. I needed a small car as Im only 18 and obviouslly petrol prices and more importantly Insurance premiums are a major influence...(If you and not mommy & daddy are paying to keep your car on the road) I looked ..." Read review
29.08.2006

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Community Level 3Conicview

Conicview

I love my new Polo not just because its blue

AdvantagesEasy to park

Disadvantageswindow shades low

"I have just bought a 1998 Polo and I just love it. Its a beautiful dark blue with grey interior. I know that colour should not be the most important thing in a car but it is - and when combined with everything else my new Polo is just perfect. I must say I was a bit uncertain at first as I thought 1000cc engine was a bit on the small side, but it seems to have enough power for my needs. It whizzes up hills in the Scottish countryside and feels so ..." Read review
16.09.2001

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My Little Nicky and me

AdvantagesCompact, fuel efficient, value for money, cheap to run & maintain, spacious

DisadvantagesCan be a little tough to park (without power steering)

"Before I begin this review I would first like to say that I am no expert in cars, I have driven a few but I am not going to go into anything too technical in this review and this review will be based on that perspective. A LITTLE BACKGROUND I received my red VW Polo (Nicky) from my parents for an 18th birthday present. I distinctly remember my disbelief on the day, I couldn't believe something that looked so smart and new could be mine. In fact ..." Read review
29.07.2007

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Community Level 2himmelblau

himmelblau

The New VW Polo 1.0E

AdvantagesPower steering, ABS brakes and good ful consumption

DisadvantagesStill requires more gear changing than lager engined models

"The VW Polo now comes in new model classifications and they are: · E, S, SE, Colour Concept, 16V and the GTI Since the opinion is about the entry model the E, I will stick to that model. The entry model comes with the following engines sizes and 3 or 5-door hatchback: · 1.0 litre 50 bhp, 1.4 litre 60 bhp and the 1.9 litre SDI 64 bhp diesel The fuel consumption figures according to EU Directive 93/116 are: · 1.0E: Urban 35.3mpg, Extra-Urban ..." Read review
19.04.2001

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Community Level 2CrisisWolf

CrisisWolf

The Car Without a Hole

AdvantagesReliable, Good 1st Car

DisadvantagesSome winter problems, price

"This is what my first car is. I've owned it since Nov '03. Mine is a 1.0L T Reg in white. Now this is the cheapest, most basic model there is. So Im going to keep that in mind in this review. Also remember this is my first car so I dont have any other cars to compare it to really. Anyway on with the review. Handling wise, the suspension feels a bit soft, I dont have power steering but I've test driven some cars that are alot worse without ..." Read review
19.01.2005

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Community Level 4JoMerrington

JoMerrington

The Minty Wagon does everything I need it to

AdvantagesReliable

DisadvantagesLack of features

"I’ve had my VW Polo (nicknamed the minty wagon, polo being a mint…..as if I need to explain, you’re all intelligent people!) for just over 18 months now. Okay, so I don’t have the newest version of this little car, it’s an F reg in the good old bread van shape, but it does the job for me! I paid £1300 for it and have had very few problems. It always starts first turn of the key. The automatic choke is the only thing ..." Read review
28.04.2001

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Community Level 1Elagabulus

Elagabulus

Ideal first car

AdvantagesEconomy, safety

DisadvantagesNone

"Any parent looking for little Sarah or Jason's first car should give a basic 1.0 Polo serious consideration. They are not the cheapest used cars to buy, but should give a long life; even a 10 year old polo, if well looked after, can be an excellent buy. they are cheap to run (my ten year old still did 40+ miles to the gallon), attract the reduced rate road tax and are in a low-price insurance group. There is an element of safety built in, as the small ..." Read review
29.08.2000

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Community Level 2ashlemacq

ashlemacq

VW Polo mk5 (6n2) 2000-2002 1.0E

AdvantagesReliability, Looks, low depriciation, space,

DisadvantagesNot very efficiant (mpg wise)

"There seem to be so many confusing reports about this car. From what I have seen so far this place seems to be about regurgitating manufacturers specs instead of actual user reports so that is what I intend to do. I purchased my Polo in august last year for £5100. A sign of VW's wonderful depreciation is that I can fully expect almost a year later to go out and sell this car for £4500. Looks. As with anything this is going to be a personal ..." Read review
31.05.2004

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Community Level 1AshMcD

AshMcD

Volkswagen VW Polo Mk5 6n2 1.0E (00-02)

AdvantagesBuild quality, styling, interior space, reliability.

DisadvantagesPrice

"I wrote a review about this vehicle on this very website in 2004. Now I'm a bit older with a fair bit more vehicle experience I thought I would re write the article. As with any VW you pretty much know what you're going to get. They are solid, reliable, well built, comfortable and generally expensive compared to similar vehicles in the same class. However they also have low depreciation so any likely initial expendature will be made back when you ..." Read review
18.08.2009

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Community Level 2gshughes

gshughes

A good town car

AdvantagesWell built, looks good, cheap to run, holds value

DisadvantagesNot very fast, handling not sporty

"Most people will disregard this car because the engine is too small and it is not powerful or fast enough for them, well it doesn't feel that slow to drive, the engine is sweet revving and smooth, and it is low geared, you can pull away from rest perfectly smoothly in 3rd. Out of town if you drive well you can make rapid enough progress, the only time the lack of horses is an issue is when overtaking, or up a steep hill. The advantages are spectacular ..." Read review
26.07.2000

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Community Level 1SP007

SP007

Not just a pretty face

AdvantagesCheap to run, will hold it's value well

DisadvantagesNo power steering or ABS

"We've had one of these little fellas on the drive for almost a month now. And yes, I'm pleasantly surprised. Having had Volkswagens before I had no hesitation in test driving the Polo 1.0L when I had the opportunity of a relatively cheap one. I'm used to driving more powerful cars, but foud the one litre engine quite nippy. Being over 6 feet tall, the driving position is quite important to me, but I found no problems with the Polo. Economical on fuel, ..." Read review
18.11.2000

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