Written on: 15/02/2002 by Nevman.
Spacious for a 3 door hatchback, economical engine (1.0 litre), quality cabin and materials
Expensive compared to other budget cars, crammed footwell, 'scary' roadholding when pushed, 3 door difficult to get out of (big-door), poor engine pulling power (bhp)
The Volkswagen Polo is quite a good car in all aspects. The interior is very spacious and visibility is excellent (no blind corners or bulging bumpers). The interior quality of the plastics is also of a high standard and the seating position can be adjusted to any driver. It's major flaws, however, is in it's roadholding-exit a roundabout at high-ish speed and you feel the car sliding side-ways (propably due to the very thin section tyres)....also when you start loading the car with people, the 1 litre engine can't cope. Economy is ok though.