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Car Review - Volkswagen Polo 1.0 TSI DSG Beats (A)
23 Nov 2018  |  Volkswagen Reviews
The new Volkswagen Polo closes the gap between the supermini and hatchback categories, boasting excellent manners, greater refinement and increased utility.
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   Consumer Reviews of Volkswagen Polo
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OVERALL RATING
 
1 Reviewer
3 out of 5
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Comfort
3/5 Reliability
3/5
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Handling
3/5 Features
3/5
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Exterior Styling
3/5 Interior Design
4/5
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Value for money
1/5 Engine Performance
4/5
0 out of 1 (0%) reviewers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.
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Costs more than the Mk 7.5 Golf  Posted on 24 Feb 2019
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I will not recommend this vehicle to a friend
Overall Rating
 
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Comfort 3/5 Reliability 3/5
Handling 3/5 Features 3/5
Exterior Styling 3/5 Interior Design 4/5
Value for money 1/5 Engine Performance 4/5
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Review
The Polo is a nippy car for Singapore roads, accelerating well to keep up with traffic and during overtaking. The 3 cylinder engine can get slightly buzzy at highway speeds and vibration is more pronounced than 4 cylinder models.
The car is surprisingly spacious even for 5 adults, definitely bigger than the exterior looks may suggest.

One major downside of this car would be the entry price at $93k ($100k for the Beats Edition) which is a good $15k more expensive than the equivalent Seat Ibiza which is exactly the same car with the same engine and gearbox configuration in Singapore. You have many other good choices at that price, the Golf 1.4 for example is a great buy.

Being a VW group vehicle, you should expect good build quality in the interior at least. However, the showroom unit (Beats Edition) in red had a shaky left rear passenger door pull handle which really surprised me about VW QC. Interior quality is not up to par for VW standards with hard and scratch plastics around the cabin. The previous Polo had better feeling interior quality.

What I like
- LED headlights
- Simple and clean cut interior design
- Good space for a compact hatchback
- Perky drivetrain

What I do not like
- Price is too high for the segment
- Interior quality is substandard (shaky door pull handle in showroom unit)
- Buzz from the engine at higher speeds

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Volkswagen Polo
3 stars - based on 1 reviews