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Brand New 17 Plate Volkswagen Polo 1.0 S 3dr

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£969 deposit
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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

PAS - speed relatedService interval indicator
Trip computerWarning buzzer and light for front seatbelts unfastened


6 speakersCD player
Composition colour audio system with radio, colour touch screen, SD card, aux-in, Bluetooth connectivity, USBDAB Digital radio

Exterior Features

Black door mirrors with integrated indicatorsBlack grille with chrome surround
Body colour bumpersBody coloured side sills
Daytime running lightsElectric front windows
Front wash/wipe with interval delayHeat insulating tinted glass
Heated rear window with auto timerRange adjustable headlights
Rear window wash/wipe with intermittent delay 

Interior Features

12V power socket in centre console2 bag hooks in luggage compartment
2 cupholders3 rear head restraints
3 spoke steering wheel4 grab handles
Centre console storageChrome interior door handles
Driver/passenger sunvisors and vanity mirrorsDust/pollen filter
Folding rear seatbacksFront door pockets
Gear lever gaiter in high glass black trim surroundGlovebox
Grip cloth upholsteryHeating/ventilation unit with 4 speed fan
Height/reach adjustable steering columnInterior light with delay
Isofix Preparation 2 Rear child seatsLuggage compartment cover, removable
Luggage compartment lightingStorage compartment in front doors
Sunglasses holder 


3 point height adj front seatbelts + pretensioners3x3 point rear seatbelts
ABSAutomatic Post collision braking
Driver/front passenger airbagDriver/Passenger whiplash optimised head restraints
ESC - Electronic Stability Control + traction controlESP with EDL + ASR
HBA (Hydraulic Brake Assist)Hill hold control
Tyre pressure monitoring system 


Electronic engine immobiliser 


Air vents in High gloss blackBlack high gloss trim


Full size spare wheel
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification


CO2 (g/km)108Noise Level dB(A)71
Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6 

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC999Cylinder LayoutIN-LINE
Cylinders3Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSE
Number of Valves12TransmissionMANUAL

Fuel Consumption

EC Combined (mpg)58.9EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)68.9EC Urban (mpg)49.6


Badge Engine CC1.0Badge Power60
Coin SeriesSInsurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 076E
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3
Service Interval Frequency - Months12Service Interval Mileage10000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 


0 to 62 mph (secs)15.5Engine Power - BHP60
Engine Power - KW44Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM5000Engine Torque - LBS.FT70
Engine Torque - MKG10Engine Torque - NM95
Engine Torque - RPM3000Top Speed100


Tyre Size Front175/70 R14Tyre Size Rear175/50 R14
Tyre Size SpareFULL SIZEWheel Type14" STEEL

Vehicle Dimensions

Width (including mirrors)1901 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)45Gross Vehicle Weight1570
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)952Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)280
Max. Loading Weight590Max. Roof Load75
Max. Towing Weight - Braked1000Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked520
Minimum Kerbweight980No. of Seats5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb10.6
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Volkswagen Polo

The improved fifth generation Volkswagen Polo is undeniably impressive but can it work its way into June Neary's affections?

Will It Suit Me?

Despite coming to me for recommendations as to what sort of car to buy and, predictably, ignoring them, three of my good female friends have recently bought brand new Polos. It's not that it's a bad car - quite the opposite is true - but it's one that has never really suited me. Every time I'd driven a Polo in the past, it had never really felt like a car with its own persona, instead coming across as a shortchanged Golf. As my friends seemed to have confirmed, it was a safe fallback option; socially acceptable but terminally unadventurous. Since then, I've been changing my views and the revised fifth generation version we're going to look at here is a far more fully-formed vehicle than its predecessors.


You wouldn't guess as much from the styling which, more than ever, seems like a Russian doll version of the Golf. So low key is the Polo's styling that the updates to this latest car will be lost on many customers. Exterior changes are ultra-subtle, with sharper creases on the redesigned front bumper and grille and the addition of a chrome line that separates the front fog lights. Drop inside and the instrument panel has been redesigned, as has the steering wheel design. The centre console has also been given a mild makeover with heating and ventilation controls now easier to operate. Soft touch plastics and subtle aluminium detailing are the order of the day but the cabin is notably less austere than before. There's a 280-litre boot which increases to 952-litres when the rear seats are folded down. In the cabin it at first appears that Volkswagen has lavished quite a budget on the Polo with soft touch plastics and subtle aluminium detailing giving it a high class look. Scratch beneath this veneer, however, and there is evidence of cost cutting. Nothing you couldn't live with though.

Behind the Wheel

The big surprise for me was the way the Polo drove. I've never found Polos to deliver much in the way of a grin when squirted along a challenging road, but underneath its sober suit, this car was a bit of an extrovert. It helped that it was powered by Volkswagen's 105bhp 1.2-litre TSI engine which is a really puppyish thing but the suspension system seemed far more supple and less crashy than the old Polo's and there;'s enough pep to be able to maintain a good pace. The steering feels very light at low speeds but weights up nicely when you start shifting. I also had the opportunity to try the 90bhp 1.4 turbodiesel engine that all three of my friends bought and while it's impressively refined and gets great fuel consumption, I can't help but think that they've missed a trick in not specifying the 1.2 TSI petrol.

Value For Money

The reason I place the 1.2 TSI above the 1.4 TDI diesel, apart from it being a more spirited drive, is largely down to simple economics. None of my friends drive their cars big distances. They might get the occasional weekend outing but they're largely used for school run and shopping duties. The diesel car is £500 dearer to buy, costs more to service and at the modest mileages my friends do, will never pay for itself back. They'd have been better sticking with the quicker petrol car. So much for intra-family rivalries. How does the Polo fare as a value proposition against, say, a Ford Fiesta? Despite the Fiesta's more blue-collar image, it isn't actually any cheaper to run. To buy one that gets close to the Polo 1.2 TSI's speed, you need to fork out for a 1.6-litre Zetec model which returns worse fuel economy and can't get close to the Polo's residual values. Now I'm beginning to see why friends wear a rather self-satisfied expression at the wheel of their VWs.

Could I Live With One?

I can see that buying and running a Volkswagen Polo makes all kinds of sense. They're reliable, genuinely classless (in the best meaning of the word), and in 1.2-litre TSI form, a good drive. These qualities should make this little VW a car I could easily live with but despite earning my respect, I never fully bonded with the Polo. Perhaps my refusal to grow up means that I could find all of these qualities in the rather more extrovert SEAT Ibiza, which shares much of the Polo's mechanicals. It comes down to brand loyalty I suppose. If you've always liked the idea of a Volkswagen, you'll almost certainly like the idea of this one.


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Representative finance example
Monthly payment£129
Term (months)49
Fixed interest rate6.18%
Cash price£10,995
Volkswagen deposit£1400
Credit amount£8626.63
Completion fee£10
Guaranteed future value£4005
Total amount payable£12,575.37
Contract mileage24000
Excess mileage charge4.8p per mile
APRFixed 6.2% APR representative

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