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Written on: 14/07/2009 by dtp08 (1 review written)
I own a Volkswagen Polo GT 130 1.9 TDi, 210hp, 300+ lb/ft, have done 50,000 miles and has never skipped a single beat, not 1 problem! Still returns 50mpg on very fast B road commute, cheap insurance (group 8) Don't let the statistics fool you, it pulls very hard from 50 to top end in 6th, in gear acceleration will beat any standard Gti, R32 with ease. I wouldn't trade this car in for anything, though I do own several other track, luxury cars. For an every day road car 10/10. Top tip, get the… Read Full Review
Written on: 18/01/2009 by sebos (1 review written)
The Volkswagen Polo GT 130 1.9 TD is a smooth drive, reliable, cheap to run low road tax what else would you want. Oh and very quick! The build of the car itself is just all round brilliant, it runs smoothly and saves a lot of diesel having a 6th gear to coust in and is deseptive when it comes to accelaration. Which ever gear your in it really shifts when you puy your foot down. There really aint any bad points, if anything your first gear aint long long enough to build up a lot of speed but… Read Full Review
Written on: 17/09/2008 by hanif001 (1 review written)
Downgraded from a Mercedes C43 AMG. This car has superb torque to weight ratio. The ratio is enough to make it a great drivers car, just wish it was a DSG gearbox. The driving position is good.
Sound insulation could be a bit better as there is quite a bit of road noise which a bit of padding could solve. Coming from petrol to diesel - the torque is the biggest point, the car feels like its got a 3.5 litre petrol engine under the bonnet. The in-gear accleration (even top gear) on motorway… Read Full Review
Written on: 09/06/2008 by JVOB (2 reviews written)
The VW Polo 1.9 PD diesel engine has that unbreakable quality. But the engine with it's 6 speed gear box didn't really loosen up until the car had done about 5000+ mls. It was so tight that it was possible to even stall the car if over geared in traffic even at 20+ mph. But not now!
However I think this idiosyncrasy has brought about all the mediocre road tests that I have read. The test cars were probably just too new… Read Full Review
Written on: 29/02/2008
Overall a very good understated car let down by typical polo faults and very expensive back tracking dealers! Keep pushing them as regards all warranty period faults and they will begrudgingly sort for free. I should imagine the cheaper car have the same problems plus more but when paying near 16k for a super mini we expect a better show pull your finger out VW or do as other manufacturers do £6995 5 years zero finance free servicing £2k for your swapper etc… Read Full Review
Written on: 11/10/2007 by koenmarius (1 review written)
Fuel consumption good for the performance you get out of the TDI… Read Full Review
Written on: 27/10/2005 by dannyr (1 review written)
As soon as I test drove the Volkswagen Polo GT 130 1.9 TDi, I knew I had to have it. The drive is spot on, and is so smooth you think the speedo is lying - so watch it past cameras. So much torque you rarely have to change gear. Pulls from 60mph to 80mph in no time, even in 6th gear. Sharp brakes, but it kids you into thinking you can corner faster than you should. Fantastic stereo, although travel announcements are annoying, and not easily turned off. The 6 CD changer is amazing. Build quality… Read Full Review
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