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2009 (09) Volkswagen Polo 1.2 Match 60 5dr

Arnold Clark Irvine

This vehicle may have been advertised at the higher price for less than 28 days, but for a minimum of 10 days.

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

'Lights On' warning buzzerRev counter
Speed sensitive power steering 

Entertainment

RDS radio with single CD player/MP3 compatability + 4 speakers 

Exterior Features

4 speed front wiper/interval delayAdjustable headlights
Body colour door handlesBody colour side bump strips
Body coloured bumper stripsBody coloured bumpers
Body coloured door mirrorsDoor mirror integrated indicators
Electric front windowsElectrically heated + operated door mirrors
Front fog lightsHeated rear window
Intermittent rear wash/wipeLoad lip protective shield
Roof aerialTinted glass

Interior Features

12V socket with cover3 spoke steering wheel
4 lashing points to secure luggage4 speed ventilation system/recirculating mode
Air conditioning 'Climatic' semi automatic controlBlue instrument lighting
Cloth upholsteryDriver's seat height adjustment
Driver/passenger sunvisors and vanity mirrorsDust/pollen filters
Folding grab handles with rear coat hooksFront comfort seats
Front cupholderFront door pockets
Front passenger underseat storage trayFront/rear reading lights
GloveboxHeight adjustable front headrests
Height/reach adjust steering wheelIlluminated vanity mirrors
Interior light with delayIsofix Preparation 2 Rear child seats
Leather rimmed steering wheel, gear knob and handbrake gripLuggage compartment lighting
Removable luggage coverSplit folding rear seat
Storage tray on dashboard 

Safety

3 rear three-point seat belts/head restraintsABS
Door side impact protectionDriver/Front Passenger airbags
Front side airbagsHBA (Hydraulic Brake Assist)
Height adjustable front 3 point seatbelts + pretensionersTwo tone horn

Security

Electronic engine immobiliserLockable fuel cap

Wheels

6J x 15" Charade alloy wheels + anti theft wheel boltsFull size steel spare wheel
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions

CO0.378CO2 (g/km)138
HC0.028Noise Level dB(A)71
NOx0.017Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 4

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftSOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1198Compression Ratio10.8:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders3
Cylinders - Bore (mm)76.5Cylinders - Stroke (mm)86.9
Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSEFuel DeliveryDIRECT INJECTION
Gears5 SPEEDNumber of Valves6
TransmissionMANUAL 

Fuel Consumption

EC Combined (mpg)48.7EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)58.9EC Urban (mpg)37.2

General

Badge Engine CC1.2Badge Power60
Coin Description60Coin SeriesMatch
Insurance Group 12Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 074E
Insurance Group 2EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3EURO NCAP Front and Side Impact test - Star Rating.9
EURO NCAP Pedestrian test - Star Rating.9Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3Vehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)16.5Engine Power - BHP60
Engine Power - KW44Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM5200Engine Torque - LBS.FT80
Engine Torque - MKG11Engine Torque - NM108
Engine Torque - RPM3000Top Speed97

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front195/55 R15
Tyre Size Rear195/55 R15Tyre Size Spare195/55 R15
Wheel StyleCHARADEWheel Type15" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1467Length3916
Wheelbase2465Width1650

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)45Gross Vehicle Weight1500
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1030Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)270
Max. Loading Weight400Max. Roof Load75
Max. Towing Weight - Braked700Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked500
Minimum Kerbweight1100No. 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

BY ANDY ENRIGHT

Introduction

It seems an aeon ago now when the Polo was that likeable little lightweight propping up Volkswagen's product range. As time went by, it became bigger and better built, getting an extra dose of maturity when in mid-2005, Volkswagen facelifted the post-2001 generation model with thorough revisions inside and out. By this time, the German company had introduced the little Fox citycar and to preserve sales, the Polo now had to be seen as a little more up-market. Customers paying for a Volkswagen badge expect a lot and they weren't disappointed by this more mature Polo, a car that makes downsizing attractively viable. Used car buyers looking for a classy small car should look here first.

History

This generation Polo's underpinnings actually date back to 2001 when Volkswagen launched a Polo that shared its chassis with the Skoda Fabia. This was by far the biggest revolution in the development of the Polo to date and the running gear was so accomplished that even today the basic architecture is still one of the most advanced in any small car. In 2005, which is where we begin our interest, the Polo was extensively facelifted with a deep grille forming the point of a V-shape which then continued up through the bonnet to the base of the windscreen pillars. The reshaped headlights lost the cute look of the old Polo in favour of something wielding a little more gravitas, the circular headlamp cutting into the bumper to give a resolutely contemporary look. At the back, the glass design emulated the front-end's V-shaped theme, while the rear lights again reprised the design from the front, with large circular elements. Otherwise, apart from a few interior trim tweaks, Polo fanciers felt pretty much at home. The engine range was tweaked and a mock 4x4 'Dune' model was introduced in Spring 2006. The punchy 150bhp GTI model debuted about the same time, looking for all the world like a Golf GTI having undergone a hot wash cycle. 2007 saw the arrival of the economy-focused BlueMotion derivative and the Match trim level replaced the S a short time later.

What You Get

An integral aspect of the Polo's appeal is the drive to downsize. That may sound odd given that the car's girth has noticeably swelled, but it now caters very well to drivers no longer interested in running something Mondeo-sized, without making them feel as if they've suddenly become a member of the underclass. Swap from a Passat to a Polo and you certainly won't feel as if your station in life has taken a dive; you'll just feel as though you've taken an informed decision to drive a smaller car. No more, no less. With 270 litres of boot space, the Polo, especially in five-door form, can realistically function as family transport, with rear legroom particularly generous. Park yourself behind the steering wheel and you'll witness a level of fit and finish that was once unseen on supermini class cars. It takes enormous corporate confidence to build something this tasteful and without resort to gimmickry to pull the punters in, but Volkswagen have pulled it off with aplomb. All models get power steering plus a tiltable and telescopic steering column, pretty much guaranteeing comfort behind the wheel. Plusher models get an adjustable height drivers seat. Invisible laser welding makes the roof, rear wing and sills look all of a piece and also contributes to Volkswagen's claim that the Polo has better structural rigidity than any car in its class, although as a rather outsized Supermini, one hesitates to identify exactly which class that is. The key themes behind the Polo are the worthy (but slightly dull) avenues of safety and environmental friendliness. Both are top notch, all Polos being fitted with anti lock brakes with electronic braking assistance, twin front and side airbags, ISOFIX child seat mountings and a passenger airbag that can be deactivated when a child seat is fitted.

What You Pay

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What to Look For

A nearly new Volkswagen is not a good place to start if you're interesting in hearing 'what went wrong' stories. The Polo is no exception, with no major faults having been reported. The new engines appear to be trouble free, and the older power units have a good pedigree. As with any car that sees its fair share of city driving, check for parking bumps and scrapes Otherwise it's hard to find fault with the Polo. Look for a main-dealer serviced car and you really can't go far wrong.

Replacement Parts

(approx based on a 1.4 TDI 70) Volkswagen spares have developed a reputation for costliness but you might be surprised at how reasonably priced they now are. A new alternator will set you back almost £245, while an ECU engine management unit is around £550. Other parts are far more reasonable still. An exhaust system is around ££95, rising to £500 if you need a catalytic converter as well. Front brake pads are just over £40 a pair, while a clutch is a little over £150. A new radiator will be around £90 and a new fuel pump is approximately £100.

On the Road

One obvious weak point in the old pre-'05 Polo line up was the inclusion of the archaic 1.9-litre 64bhp SDI diesel engine. We regularly advised buyers to steer well clear of this budget unit, a powerplant that could be wheeled out to show how far modern diesels had come. Wheezy, harsh but frustratingly gutless, this engine had little to recommend it and Volkswagen thankfully wielded the axe as part of the '05 facelift, replacing it with a far superior 70bhp 1.4-litre TDI unit. The old 75PS 1.4-litre TDI was swapped out at the same time for an 80bhp unit, creating a pair of three-cylinder TDI diesel options. There's also a 100PS 1.9-litre TDI turbodiesel and, like both the 1.4-litre diesels, it's fully Euro4 compliant. The diesel flagship is the 1.9TDI 130 unit. If you'd prefer a petrol-powered engine, Volkswagen offered 55 and 64bhp 1.2-litre units with this particular Polo, plus an 80bhp version of the 1.4-litre powerplant. For those who must have the ultimate Polo and don't mind paying for it, there's a GTI variant featuring a 1.8-litre turbocharged petrol engine with 150bhp. The Dune was offered in 1.4-litre guise with either the 70bhp diesel or the 80bhp petrol unit. Ordinary Polos came in either E, S, SE or Sport guises. This Polo's handling will be a revelation for those used to older versions of this car, with far crisper turn-in and improved road holding. They may also notice that the electro-hydraulic power steering has been finessed for a more natural feel. The GTI is of course the car for the keener driver. Going head to head with the Ford Fiesta ST, this Polo offered a bigger midrange punch but a little less tactility. Make your choice.

Overall

With this generation Polo, Volkswagen refined the engine range down to the powerplants that really worked and cleverly made the car feel more upmarket. As a result, they ended up with probably the most accomplished line up of superminis of any manufacturer. Go on, pick one - any of them. You can't miss.

Performance
50%
Handling
60%
Comfort
70%
Space
70%
Styling
60%
Build
90%
Value
70%
Equipment
70%
Economy
80%
Depreciation
80%
Insurance
90%

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