Good small car
Added: 16th of November 2013
The Polo is a great wee car for economy and the 1.2 engine is surprisingly responsive if you use the gears effectively. It feels safe and stable to drive, even at speed or in wet or windy conditions and grips the road well on bends. I live in a remote, rural area and make lots of short, local journeys with occasional longer journeys of 120-250 miles so the petrol engine is ideal. I get 370-400 miles out of a full tank. My basic model is short on luxuries but starts well in winter and seats 4 comfortably with reasonable leg-room in the back although it feels much heavier to drive when fully laden and is a squash for 5 adults. My last car was an estate and if I'd had more choice when looking for a second-hand replacement, would have preferred another estate as the boot area in the Polo is limited. My large labrador dog only just fits in which means luggage has to go on the back seat when I visit family. If I didn't have the dog, it would be adequate and is more spacious than most small cars. It's a great size for easy parking and I would recommend the Polo for either urban or rural use but it's more suitable for a single person/couple than a family unless children are young. My car is 9 years old but there's not a spot of rust on the body and I've only had to spend around £200 on it in the 2 years I've had it.