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Volkswagen Polo

The fifth-generation Volkswagen Polo has junior Golf looks, but is that enough?

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22 November 2008

I looked at one of these, it was expensive considering the interior is hideous, vile striped seats and nasty plastics, looks like something from an old Yugo and a horrible place to spend time in. I used to own a previous generation Polo with the 1.4 TDi 75PS 3 cyl engine. It was lighter, but even that felt underpowered, get caught in the middle lane of a motorway and you were stuck there until a big gap in lane 3 opened up. Plus this engine is badly refined at idle, it was tolerable in a 2001 car, but not now. I also removed the standard fit energy saving tyres because they were dangerous on cold (ish) wet days and the vehicle would slide on roundabouts at very modest speeds. I hope those on this Polo are an improvement...

The combined MPG you got is also only 5 MPG higher than my almost twice as powerful Skoda Fabia vRS, so am very sceptical about this Polo Bluemotion, particularly the cost/benefit compared with more powerful variants.

24 November 2008

Absolutely. We also know that a Jag XJ TDVi does as many miles as one of those too. I'd rather have a second hand one of those. (Yes, I know it's slightly more than the VW)

24 November 2008

[quote Steve Steele]

Absolutely. We also know that a Jag XJ TDVi does as many miles as one of those too. I'd rather have a second hand one of those. (Yes, I know it's slightly more than the VW)

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I think you are forgetting that the Jag has an 85% larger fuel tank than the Polo? It didn't do anywhere near as many MPG as the Polo in the Top gear test. It did do over 50 MPG though which would be good enough for me.

How about a Citroen C6 with the same V6 engine as a cheaper (?) alternative?

24 November 2008

[quote Lee23404]

How about a Citroen C6 with the same V6 engine as a cheaper (?) alternative?

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Hmmm. A Jag or a Citroen. Let me thinkNOOOOOOOOOOO.

24 November 2008

Well I have to say I'd much rather have the C6. Looks better, rides beautifully and looks absolutely stunning!

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