Volkswagen Polo 1.4

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Volkswagen Polo 1.4

Volkswagen present the Polo 1.4 S 5dr Hatchback with 5 Speed - (Man) / 4 Speed - (Auto), Front (FWD) running on Unleaded Petrol

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Review of "Volkswagen Polo 1.4"

published 12/06/2011 | jamie20112
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Pro Cheap, safe and broadens a new drivers experince
Cons Pretty basic not a beauty queen
somewhat helpful
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Fuel consumption

"1998 Volkswagen Polo is amazing car to learn in"

Volkswagen Polo 1.4

Volkswagen Polo 1.4

Now learning to drive is a very important time in any persons life. Alongside the lessons everyone would recommends going out driving in your free time with and experienced driver.
Now the reason I think this cars sticks out above the rest is because it for fills on all fronts its safe, reliable, has good road handling and easy to drive. However, that's the basic stuff. What sets this apart is it unintentionally give a new driver further scope or more than one type of handling style for example the steering on the tin says 'Power' steering but it is and earlier basic form so yes its easier than none but compared to modern power steering its a lot stiffer and firmer to move. Now this is good for a new driver because it is broadening their horizons on how cars can vary. Another small difference is the gear stick instead of a little 'joystick' you have got a more older style long stick/shaft so the feel and movement is completely different when changing gear.
There are more but you can get the picture.
The other bonus include they are cheap, reliable, safe and hold their price well for re-sale.
Although, not the best thing to look at it isn't the worse, not many special features but for a new driver who needs them.

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  • jesi published 23/06/2011
    This review is more about 'choosing a car to learn how to drive' than about the Volkswagen Polo 1.4 itself . . . and as such is really 'off topic' . . . If you wrote more about the vehicle and just included the additional information, this would be more helpful . . . Think of the information you would be seeking when considering whether or not to purchase a new (or 'new to you' second-hand) vehicle . . . you can add information using the 'edit review' link above or on your profile page . . . ♥ ~ Jesi ~ ♥
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Product Information : Volkswagen Polo 1.4

Manufacturer's product description

Volkswagen present the Polo 1.4 S 5dr Hatchback with 5 Speed - (Man) / 4 Speed - (Auto), Front (FWD) running on Unleaded Petrol

Product Details

Body Type: Hatchback, Saloon

Fuel Type: Petrol

Available Trims: Match; S; Sport, Match; SE, Sport; SE

Range: Volkswagen Polo

Range + Engine Type: Polo 1.4, Polo 1.4 Dune, Polo Classic 1.4, Polo 1.4 Auto, Polo 1.4 FSI, Polo Twist 1.4, Polo Dune 1.4

Manufacturer: Volkswagen

Height: 1467, 1499

Width: 1650, 1671

Length: 3916, 3925

Weight: 1190, 1199, 1086, 1013, 1058

Release Date: 01.01.2005

Type: Car

Power: 100, 75, 80

Engine Size (cc): 1390

Towing Limit (kg): 1000, 800

Boot Capacity (litres): 1030, 270

Transmission type: 5 Speed Manual Gearbox, 5 Speed Manual; 4 Speed Automatic, 6 Speed Automatic Gearbox

Classification: Economy Car

Country of Origin: Germany

Emissions Class: EU4

Number of Doors: 3, 5, 3; 5

Acceleration (0 - 62 mph): 10.9 seconds - (Man), 12.9 seconds - (Man), 13.5 seconds - (Man), 12.2 seconds - (Man), 14.3 seconds - (Auto)

Maximum Speed (mph): 116, 107, 106, 109

Warranty: 3 years / 60000 miles

Cylinders: 4

Fuel Capacity (litres): 45

Torque: 93@4400 lb/ft, 93@3800 lb/ft, 97@3800 lb/ft

Driven Wheels: Front (FWD)

Insurance Group: 4, 5

CO2 Emissions: 156 g/km - (Man) / 182 g/km - (Auto), 157 g/km - (Man), 150 g/km - (Man), 165 g/km - (Auto)

Wheel Base (mm): 2465, 2466

Combined Fuel Consumption (mpg): 42.8, 44.8, 40.9

Service Interval: Variable miles

Avg Price: 13550, 11855, 11265, 11455

Long Name: Polo 1.4 DSG


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