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The Volkswagen Polo 1.2 E is classed as a supermini and is available as a hatchback, saloon, coupé or estate. 
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★★★★★

“Germany's take on a super mini is a testimony of their...”

Written on: 23/04/2011

Germany's take on a super mini is a testimony of their brilliant and innovative engineering techniques. The VW Polo may not be the fastest machine to leave Germany and maybe it cannot outrun a AMG Mercedes but it is refinement, very spacious inside, very good value for money and can seat 5 people.

The advantage of buying a VW Polo is the German build quality: reassuring clunk when you close doors, bonnet and boot and hard wearing VAG paint and fully galvanised bodywork, refined driving… Read Full Review

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Written on: 03/01/2014

German build quality? Someone is pulling my leg! Poor value for money and dated design. A NODDY car!
Why people still fall for the 'German is best' hype, is beyond me. It simply isn't true.

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Downdale's Comment

Written on: 03/01/2014

German build quality? Someone is pulling my leg! Poor value for money and dated design. A NODDY car!
Why people still fall for the 'German is best' hype, is beyond me. It simply isn't true.

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★☆☆☆☆

“Total piece of junk, has cost me a fortune. ”

Written on: 12/02/2011

Total piece of junk, has cost me a fortune… Read Full Review

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“Bought this car in 2009, was my first car. After only...”

Written on: 15/10/2010

Bought this car in 2009, was my first car. After only 1 year and with 28000 miles on the clock , it broke down, turns out there's a cracked valve in the engine. It's costing me £1000 for Volkswagen to fix. They say they won't contribute anything towards it. I was under the impression that Volkwagens were reliable, obviously not… Read Full Review

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“rubbish car! so slow its unbeleivable, not especially...”

Written on: 08/02/2010

rubbish car! so slow its unbeleivable, not especially good on petrol, dont expect quick accelaration, 1st gear is rubbish no power 2nd gear is rubbisher, in traffic engine is clunky and vibrates the entire car, ride is okay, good build quality, gets very annoying with the lack of power! go for a bigger engine, you find yourself revving it so much to even get up to a decent speed!… Read Full Review

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“rubbish. I took my Polo back to Volkswagen last week...”

Written on: 22/09/2009

rubbish. I took my Polo back to Volkswagen last week complaing of a rough engine and poor mpg. the rough engine is normal, it turns out, as it's 3 cylinder, but I've just worked-out the mpg: 36 to the gallon! I am the slowest driver I know, as I am so tight with money. how can a small, modern car be so bad? also, remember, it has no power at all and will struggle up fast hills… Read Full Review

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★★★☆☆

“I have owned my Volkswagen Polo 1.2 car now for about...”

Written on: 31/01/2009 by ace man andrew (2 reviews written)

I have owned my Volkswagen Polo 1.2 car now for about 1 year and completed about 12,000 miles during this time, I have enjoyed my time with the Polo. This small Volkswagen feels like a much more expensive car than it is (especially the ride, which is well damped).
The handiling of the Polo can at times be a little 'rolly polly', but this car was never designed to be a Formula One car so I guess that's a little harsh, and for the most part is good, with the car understeering only when pushed… Read Full Review

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“VW Polos are ideal cars for young women, and women of...”

Written on: 17/09/2008 by Lauamster (2 reviews written)

VW Polos are ideal cars for young women, and women of all ages. They are also great cars for men as they look sporty! Especially in the diamond black paint. Which is the colour of mine. They are really easy to drive and I can ' t imagine having any other car now, unless it was another VW you feel safe in them. Are spacious enough to fit a baby car seat in the back and a pushchair in the boot. As I found out when taking my boyfriends fianc and baby shopping. The standard CD player is really… Read Full Review

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“Im 18 and therefore cant speak of much experience,...”

Written on: 18/12/2007 by zEURE (71 reviews written)

Im 18 and therefore cant speak of much experience, however having driven many of my friends 1.2 cars for example, the Corsa, Fiesta and the Clio, I actually truthfully think the polo is my favorite and very happy with my choice of first car. It is a 54 plate Polo and I would argue the good points of the car are its quiet, very comfortable on the road with good suspension, and generally seems well made. For example, the audio speakers, steering wheels, seats and general car layout exceeds other… Read Full Review

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“The Volkswagen Polo 1.2 E is a nice car if you plan to...”

Written on: 23/10/2007 by dubnutty (1 review written)

The Volkswagen Polo 1.2 E is a nice car if you plan to never drive in it and only ever sit in it. As soon as you drive it, all the problems appear. In my opinion this is a useless little car!
In 12 months, the following have been replaced:
2x coil packs
1x catalytic converter
1x exhaust mount
1x speedometer unit
1x o2 sensor
1x brake light switch
1x ignition switch
1x interior blower motor
1x ECU on board computer
2x suspension wishbone bushes
1x screenwash hose

I think that was it! There's… Read Full Review

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“Would not recommend the Volkswagen Polo 1.2 E unless...”

Written on: 07/05/2007 by pamdoll (1 review written)

Would not recommend the Volkswagen Polo 1.2 E unless you spend your driving time in traffic, then it's perfect. On country roads, hills and motorways not great at all… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Great nippy car and a lovely smooth engine. Ergonomic...”

Written on: 02/05/2007 by ravi4bhalla (4 reviews written)

Great nippy car and a lovely smooth engine. Ergonomic controls and a nice spacious car. Comfortable for both driver and passengers front and back. The dashboard display ant night is modern and stylish with blue and red lighting the display panels. Good MPG and comfortable on long journeys… Read Full Review

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“The Volkswagen Polo 1.2 E is an excellent car. To say...”

Written on: 22/02/2007 by RGBP472 (3 reviews written)

The Volkswagen Polo 1.2 E is an excellent car. To say it is bottom of the range, it is an all round better car than some of the rivals (especially the Vauxhall Corsa). The build quality and reliability is second to none, as you would expect from Volkswagen.

From new I have done 27,842 miles in this car (mostly motorway driving) and I have found it to be very comfortable, even on long journeys. I have had no problems with the car at all. I have only had to take the car into a garage for its… Read Full Review

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“Volkswagen Polo, a nice car, no problems yet...”

Written on: 13/05/2006 by gjonesy (2 reviews written)

Volkswagen Polo, a nice car, no problems yet whatsoever ... fingers crossed. 10 000 miles covered so far.
Good MPG can be obtained, around 50mpg, but to get it takes careful driving; high gears and cruising at around 70. Once you speed up to 80 or 90 it likes to eat petrol!… Read Full Review

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Jonathan Kelly's Response to gjonesy's Review

Written on: 04/08/2006

I rented VW's Polo in July last year for two weeks on holiday in Cyprus for the price £169. A tank of petrol cost me £30 and lasted and lasted for miles.
Looks good for a small car alloy wheels improves its looks when I have seen them on other Polo.
Engine was a 1.2E, the engine revs well to 6000rpm it lacked torque however and will slow down on steep hills so third gear was needed. I have found it good on the motorway and country road driving. Handling I found first class.
The size as super mini is deceptive at nearly 6' 1" and 17 stone I had plenty of room and comfort it can easily fit 4 full sized adults in to it the book is a good size too.
Build quality was good as no creaking noises were heard no shaking panels. Everything sounded solid and doors closed with a clunk so it is very good quality. It was quite pleasant to be inside. The car had power steering tinted windows electric of course. These small cars have really improved.

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