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Volkswagen Polo (new)

Volkswagen Polo

Overall Average Rating - 80.77%Position in the Top 100 cars - 85th

Ratings

Position in the Top 100 carsReliability: 69thBuild Quality: 59thRunning Costs: 38thPerformance: 93rdBraking: 86thRide Quality: 83rdHandling: 91stPracticality: 74thComfort: 82ndEase of Driving: 70th

Your Quotes

“Overall, a reasonable package which does retain its value pretty well, But, if you want total peace of mind, opt for an equivalent Japanese model.”

Mr Danny Cahill - Cornwall

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“Very reliable and economical but very expensive to service at main dealers and parts expensive, too. Suspension wear on a very low mileage car I felt was unacceptable, too.”

Mr Scott Dawkins - Leics

“Reliable but a lot of small niggles such as rattles, suspension clonks, etc.”

Mr Ward - Leeds

“A huge disappointment given it was my first foray into a manufacturer that is touted as having high reliability.”

Lisa Hopkins - Surrey

“It's OK, the ride quality is bumpy and the maintenance costs are very high, but it is reliable”

Mr Richard Carter - London

“Serves its purpose very well as a faithful second car but unsuitable for serious motoring because it is too small and not powerful enough for long distances on the motorway.”

Claire Critchley - Kent

Manufacturer Verdict (Position - 15th)

Justifying its premium prices has always been a problem for VW. Most models in its range challenge for class honours, but if you want a cut-price alternative with similar strengths, you can opt instead for a VW-owned Skoda or SEAT. While the Czech firm'’s latest models trounce anything from VW in the Driver Power top 100, at least the German giant has trumped SEAT in the manufacturer rank.

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